HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — On a spring day, Dr. Sydnee Smirl McElroy was walking around a day shelter where she volunteers part-time to provide medical care to the homeless. A few blocks away, Kate White, an 18-year-old freshman, was finishing her final exams at Marshall University.
They are first-time candidates for the West Virginia House of Delegates who took advantage of an opening in the Legislature redistricting process and hope to secure the Democratic nomination for the 26th district in the 10th primary. may. The winner will face another doctor, Republican incumbent unopposed Matthew Rohrbach, in the general election in November.