US Senate Candidate Phil Hudok Inspires 2nd Amendment Resolution

Constitution Party 2014 U.S. Senate candidate Phil Hudok gave presentations to the Randolph County Commission and Board of Education regarding the proper interpretation and need for our Second Amendment. These actions have now resulted in a formal resolution by the Commission to members of Congress. Below is a link to an article in the InterMountain about this. THANK YOU PHIL !! Here is an excerpt: Randolph County Commissioners decided to take... [Read More...]

Constitution Party urges special election

January 11, 2011 @ 12:00 AM The Herald-Dispatch CHARLESTON — The Constitution Party of West Virginia has issued a resolution urging a special election for governor, according to a release from the party. Officers of the party voted on Sunday to pass the resolution, citing references to the state constitution. The resolution also “resolves that the acting governor (Tomblin) cannot perform legislative duties while serving as interim governor.” Senate... [Read More...]

W.Va. Senate candidate: Leave education to states

Constitution Party Senatorial candidate Jeff Becker criticizes Federal meddling in State and local prerogatives. by VICKI SMITH, Associated Press Writer Read the full article. An abridged version is featured in the Charleston Gazette.  Read More →

Constitution Party on ballot for U.S. Senate seat

09/03/2010 Constitution Party on ballot for U.S. Senate seat Berkeley Co. resident Jeff Becker says nation needs to return to adhering to document By MATTHEW UMSTEAD MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Berkeley County resident Jeff Becker, chairman of the Constitution Party of West Virginia, has successfully petitioned to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd in the Nov. 2 general election. “He got the... [Read More...]

Group complains about electronic voting machines

A local leader of the conservative Constitution Party asked Raleigh County Commission members Tuesday to stop using the Election Systems & Software (iVotronic touch-screen voting machines currently used in West Virginia. The machines are approved by Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, and her office recently paid around $500,000 for the Raleigh machines. The county anted up another $400,000. Gene Stalnaker presented Commission president John Humphrey... [Read More...]

Constitution Party of West Virginia wins free speech victory

The Rutherford Institute Wins Court Victory for West Virginia Constitution Party’s Right to Circulate Petitions at a State Park ELKINS, W.Va. —Judge John Preston Bailey of the Northern District of West Virginia has ruled that a First Amendment lawsuit dealing with the right of a political group to circulate petitions and collect signatures at a state park can move forward. Officials with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR),... [Read More...]

Constitution Party wins constitutional fight

ELKINS – In a constitutional triumph for the Constitution Party, U.S. District Judge John Bailey ruled that citizens can circulate petitions on West Virginia public lands. On June 3, he held that West Virginia legislators violated First Amendment rights when they banned soliciting in state parks and other recreational areas. He did not disturb a ban on hawking, peddling or carrying on business in parks. His ruling will allow the Constitution... [Read More...]

WV Resident Wants State Officials To Pay Up … In Gold & Silver Coins

Raleigh county resident, and WV Constitution Party Treasurer Gene Stalnaker strongly believes in the US Constitution. But, he feels that state officials are refusing to live up to the oath they swore to uphold. Stalnaker, like many other state residents, want the state to pay them in gold or silver coins, like the constitution instructs them to. "No State shall … make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;…... [Read More...]

Write-in candidate Paugh pitches W.Va. sovereignty

As Uncle Sam tightens his wallet and lets fewer dollars trickle down to the states for highways, Constitution Party gubernatorial hopeful Butch Paugh sees a golden opportunity for West Virginia to turn free enterprise loose and spawn a healthier business climate. Pastor Butch Paugh That done, the write-in candidate theorizes, more businesses will invest huge sums in the state, creating more jobs and, in turn, expanding a tax base so that adequate... [Read More...]

Religious groups join fight against national IDs

Critics of federal legislation to establish nationwide identification standards are tapping into religious groups to galvanize resistance to the statute. The authors of a New Hampshire bill to make the Granite State the first to reject the so-called REAL ID Act have cited financial and constitutional concerns about its implementation. But several conservative Christian groups that have endorsed the New Hampshire proposal are largely motivated by their... [Read More...]

Constitution Party Partisan Win

On November 2, 2004, Robert Miller, an activist in the Constitution Party, was elected County Surveyor of Grant County, West Virginia. He received ten write-in votes. No one else was running for the post. From  Read More →

WV Ballot Access Victory

On November 3, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Goodwin, a Clinton appointee, ruled that West Virginia may not charge a filing fee for declared write-in candidates. Phillips v Hechler, civ 6:00-894. The ruling upset a law that had been passed in 1993. The basis for the ruling is that the purpose of a filing fee is to keep a ballot from being crowded with too many names. That rationale has no application for write-in candidates. The case was filed... [Read More...]

Meet Constitution Party’s Howard Phillips

Candidate says GOP has ‘forfeited any claim on conservative support’ In California, it’s known as the American Independent Party. In Missouri, it’s the U.S. Taxpayers Party, and in Arkansas, the Conservative Party. But by whatever name, supporters of Howard Phillips for president believe they are the party of America’s founding fathers. Former Arkansas State legislator Jim Bob Duggar (L) with Howard Phillips. Officially... [Read More...]