The 22nd district covers parts of Lincoln, Putnam, Boone and Logan counties. The Democratic candidates are Delegate Josh Stowers, who has served in the House since 2008; and Jeff Eldridge, who served in the House from 2004 to 2010.
The Daily Mail endorses Republicans Gary L. Johngrass of West Hamlin and Michel G. Moffatt of Hurricane.
Johngrass is a Vietnam era veteran of the Air Force and Florida Air National Guard, a retired building contractor, and a member of the Lincoln County Economic Development Authority.
Johngrass is fed up with West Virginia's bad rankings, high dropout rate, and low teacher pay, and would work to fix the policies that put us there.
Moffatt, with a degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh, has 15 years in management positions in the northeast, but is currently a stay-at-home father to two girls while his wife works in management at Toyota.
Moffatt is a member of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and would work across the board to turn the state in the right direction.