Salango files pre-candidacy papers for Kanawha Commission

Ben Salango files pre-candidacy papers for a Kanawha County Commission seat. (WCHS/WVAH)

Ben Salango, appointed in February to the Kanawha County Commission, has filed pre-candidacy papers for a county commission seat.

Salango, a Democrat, was appointed to fill a spot on the commission left vacant when Dave Hardy stepped down to become tax and revenue secretary for West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. He filed the pre-candidacy papers Tuesday with the Kanawha County Clerk's Office.

Pre-candidacy registration allows candidates to organize and raise money for election campaigns.

“Over the last seven months, I have had the honor of serving the residents of Kanawha County as one of their commissioners,” Salango said. “We are making great progress in our efforts to attract jobs and improve our county. I want to be in a position to continue to work on those efforts. Pre-candidacy registration allows a potential candidate, such as me, to raise funds, organize a campaign and determine the feasibility of running for office. I hope to make a formal announcement by the end of September.”

Salango is a partner and founding member of Preston & Salang, PLLC, a law firm based in Charleston. He earned his law degree in 1998 and his bachelor’s degree in 1994 from West Virginia University.

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