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RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative Congratulates Justices Armstead and Jenkins
WASHINGTON (November 6, 2018) — RSLC President Matt Walter released the following statement congratulating West Virginia Supreme Court Justices Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins:
“The Republican State Leadership Committee – Judicial Fairness Initiative congratulates Tim Armstead and Evan Jenkins on their victories in the race for West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. Tim and Evan will return honesty and integrity to a court desperately in need of a course correction. They are the tough but fair Justices who bring their experiences from the front lines fighting on behalf of West Virginians suffering from opioid addiction.”
The 2018 election cycle was a continuation of the Judicial Fairness Initiative’s (JFI) commitment to supporting a constitutional conservative philosophy on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. After participating in a campaign in support of now-Justice Beth Walker, JFI worked with in-state and national partners in 2018 to continue making improvements to West Virginia’s courts.
“For too long, West Virginia’s court elections were the exclusive province of personal injury trial lawyers and labor union interests. Since its creation in 2014, the Judicial Fairness Initiative has balanced the playing field for constitutional conservative, rule of law, and honest and ethical candidates,” Walter added.
The RSLC supported the election of both Justices with a statewide television and radio campaign highlighting their commitment to returning “honor and integrity” to the state’s Supreme Court.
The RSLC’s Judicial Fairness Initiative (JFI), launched in 2014, works to elect down-ballot, state-level conservatives to the judiciary. Through JFI, the RSLC became the only national political organization focused exclusively on the electoral process of judicial branches at the state level. Too often voters are starved of information about judicial candidates up for election and forced to vote completely in the dark. To address this critically important need, JFI provides the public with a balanced flow of relevant information to make educated decisions and support common sense conservative judges at the state level.
About the RSLC
The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect Republicans to multiple down-ballot, state-level offices. Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state legislator, the judiciary and other down-ticket races. After Election Night 2017, state-level Republicans maintain 67 of 99 legislative chamber majorities in red, purple and blue states, hold 31 lieutenant governor seats, and control 30 secretaries of state offices. To learn more about the RSLC, please visit www.rslc.gop or follow @RSLC on Twitter.