34 Delegates (28 Pledged and 6 Automatic) and 2 Alternates

• June 9 - Primary (originally scheduled for May 12).

• June 12-13, 2020 - Virtual State Convention including Congressional District Caucuses on the evening of June 12, and selection of PLEO and At-Large Delegates by the West Virginia Democratic Executive Committee on June 13.

West Virginia Delegation to the Democratic National Convention

- Delegation chair is ...  All delegates pledged to Biden.


PLEO (3)


Congressional District 1
Senator Mike Romano
Joe Jividen
Ron Curry
Barbara Scott
Delegate Barbara Fleischauer
Anna Gillespie

Teddie Grogan — Alternate

Congressional District 2
Richard Gottlieb
Rod Snyder
Angelo Cocchiaro
Karen Coria
Natalie Tennant
Patti Hamilton
Sophia Kaufman

Congressional District 3
Gibbs Kinderman
Bill Sohonage
David Crawley
Heather Ritter
Terri Giles
Jeanette Rowsey

Shirley Love — Alternate

Standing Committees

Pages to the National Convention:

West Virginia Democratic Party
For Immediate Release: 
June 23, 2020
Contact: Brittni McGuire

Democrats Elect National Convention Delegates Despite Inability To Hold In-Person Conventions

The virtual process helped reach Democrats across the state

(Charleston, WV) – The West Virginia Democratic Party held its first virtual state convention due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and emergency restrictions on crowd size. Despite the inability to meet in-person, the West Virginia Democratic Party elected its most diverse slate of National Convention Delegates and the online process may have been the reason.

“Although we would have rather met in person to get down to business and see one another I truly believe the ability to reach Democrats from all across the state without the requirement of travel to Charleston allowed us to elect a diverse slate of Delegates that truly represent Democrats in West Virginia,” said Belinda Biafore, WVDP Chairwoman.

Seeing a larger turnout than 2016, the virtual process seemed to have helped people participate by eliminating the requirement of travel and expenses.

“We were bummed when we couldn’t all be together, but safety was our top priority, and to know that this process enabled people to participate makes us feel really good about it. When you hold in-person events most of the time it’s the same group of people that show up and while those people are certainly valued and appreciated because they are our biggest supporters, we needed to do something to reach further.”

Online registration and participation were talked about before the COVID-19 outbreak, but without the time for proper planning and putting changes in place, it wouldn’t have happened.

West Virginia has always struggled with a lack of infrastructure related to broadband connectivity and to ensure that everyone could participate, Party staff and volunteers stayed on the phones to allow participation from individuals who lacked the ability to access the internet.

“Our staff and representatives worked tirelessly on the phones and even connecting with Democrats on the ground to be sure that everyone could participate and that this process would be upheld. I am very appreciative of all of the work that our committees, staff, and fellow Democrats put in to make this successful.”

State Convention – June 12-13, 2020

Friday, June 12: Each Congressional District Caucus will meet on Friday evening. This meeting will include the announcement of the district level Delegates to the National Convention and a message from special guests. The schedule for Friday evening is as follows for each congressional district:
7 p.m. – 1st Congressional District State Delegates Caucus
Join Zoom Meeting
Or by phone: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 824 1337 3574
8 p.m.  – 2nd Congressional District State Delegates Caucus
Join Zoom Meeting
Or by phone: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 854 3574 3483
9 p.m.  – 3rd Congressional District State Delegates Caucus
Join Zoom Meeting
Or by phone: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 819 6632 9067
Saturday, June 13: Our Wild and Wonderful Virtual Democratic State Convention 2020 presentation will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. on our Facebook Page. Using this platform allows everyone to easily take part in our State Convention.
This Virtual Presentation will be held on our Facebook Page at 10 a.m.: https://www.facebook.com/wvdemocrats/
4:30 p.m. West Virginia Democratic Executive Committee Meeting
6 p.m. Meeting of the 2020 West Virginia Delegates to the Democratic National Convention