By Matthew Young, RealWV
WHEELING, W.Va. – Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, on Monday, announced his bid to become West Virginia’s next Attorney General. Weld’s announcement comes less than one week after current Attorney General Patrick Morrisey kicked off his gubernatorial campaign.
“Over the next 12 months, my team and I are going to make it clear that my experiences as an officer in the Air Force, as a prosecuting attorney, and as a legislative leader all make me the most qualified candidate to be this state’s next Attorney General,” Weld told well-wishers at Wheeling’s Independence Hall.
An Air Force veteran who has served in the State Legislature since 2014, Weld most recently held the title of “Majority Whip” under Senate President and Lieutenant Governor Craig Blair, R-Berkeley. Weld previously worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Brooke County Prosecutor’s Office before entering into private practice.
Weld is the first challenger to declare their candidacy for the Office of W.Va. Attorney General in next year’s election.