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WV veterans launch effort to support Justice for governor

“Veterans for Justice, Justice for Veterans” announces co-chairs


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In conjunction with Veterans Day, the Jim Justice campaign announced co-chairs for “Veterans for Justice, Justice for Veterans” — a coalition of veterans across West Virginia who support Jim Justice for governor. The leaders of this grassroots group will assist in advising Justice on important issues facing West Virginia veterans and military families.


“Veterans for Justice, Justice for Veterans” Co-Chairs:


  • Brigadier General Jack Yeager, Ret., WV National Guard


  • R.L.”Rick” Given, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)


  • Jack Tincher, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)


  • Susan Miley, U.S. Army Reserve


The four co-chairs will be building a statewide network of veterans to help elect Jim Justice and spread the word about his campaign to change West Virginia.


“I am excited to co-chair this grassroots effort and to play a role in electing Jim Justice to turn this state around,” said R.L.”Rick” Given, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.). “What West Virginia needs is a businessman like Jim who can cut through the gridlock in Charleston and get things done.”


“To have West Virginia heroes supporting me in this campaign is truly an honor,” said businessman Jim Justice. “ Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country, and we owe them our respect and gratitude for answering the call to serve— not just on Veterans Day, but every day. Mountain State veterans are an inspiration to all West Virginians, and we have a responsibility to support them in every way possible when they return home.”


Jack Yeager, former Brigadier General in the WV National Guard, stated, “Too many politicians love to pay lip service to veterans during an election year, but Jim is no politician; he is a man of his word and a leader who West Virginia’s veterans can count on.”


“Knowing Jim Justice, I truly believe he will make West Virginia’s veterans a priority so that they will receive the respect and care they’ve earned,” said Susan Miley, USAR. “There is a lot at stake for veterans and their families in this upcoming election and that’s why we need to make certain Jim is elected.”


“Jim has a big heart and has done a lot of charitable work to help out veterans and their loved ones,” said Jack Tincher, Air Force (Ret.). “Our vets need job opportunities so they can support their families, and Jim Justice is by far the most qualified candidate to create jobs and get our veterans working.”


Justice added, “Sadly, too many of the men and women who stepped up to protect our freedoms have had a tough time finding work after their service. We need to focus on putting our veterans to work and using their skills to build a better West Virginia.”


As governor, Jim Justice will:


  • Exempt the remainder of our veteran’s military retirement from the state income tax – a way to support our veterans since many surrounding states do not tax this income. The estimated cost is under $2 million; however, reducing this burden will attract many talented professionals to our state creating new jobs, growing revenues, and strengthening the workforce.


  • Continue improvements and enhancements to the Don C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery to honor our fallen heroes.


  • Work with our state and federal officials to improve medical care for our veterans in West Virginia.

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