Hello, neighbors! My name is Stephen Baldwin. After growing up here in the Greenbrier Valley, I left for college then seminary…and came running back after finishing my education to pastor Ronceverte Presbyterian Church, to raise a family, and to serve as your senator. Thank you for that honor!
In my short time in politics, I’ve learned that politicians do what is popular in the moment; public servants do what is right, even when it’s hard. I strive to be a public servant. You may not always agree with me, but you will never doubt that I’m doing what’s right with the information available to me.
I’m proud of what we have accomplished together–flood recovery, job creation, protecting the second amendment, tourism investments, a new veteran’s nursing home, rebuilding Anthony Correctional, championing education, raising pay for public employees, putting one person in charge of the drug crisis, promoting equal protection and human rights, and standing up for all life from womb to tomb.
But let’s be real. We’ve got miles to go in West Virginia. We face major challenges–broadband, roads, water/sewer, affordable housing, low pay, lack of jobs, and population decline. Yet the legislature wastes most of its time on imaginary issues.
That’s why I am running for a second term. Because our state needs REAL leadership on the REAL issues facing REAL people in West Virginia. Too often, the circus in Charleston is anything but real. It’s a show of political theater, and the people suffer as a result of it.
They don’t like it when I ask the tough questions in Charleston, but someone must keep them honest. They don’t like it when I give people the real story on social media and in “The Back Pew,” but the people deserve the truth. They will come after me this election with every twisted tale you can never even imagine this election, but our state’s future is worth fighting for.
Public service is about real results. Over the past four years, I’ve brought those results back home. Hundreds of millions of dollars, transparency about what’s going on, and someone you can call when you need help. Now, our area has a senator in leadership for the first time in decades, fighting for southern West Virginia every day. If you want me to stay and keep doing it, I am ready to serve.
We will not always agree on the issues, but you will always know I am working hard to do what’s right.
As always, reach out when I can help you and your family. My cell is 304-404-4207. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. My social media is @baldwinforwv.
Bless your heart, Bette Midler, and may God bless West Virginia!