Democratic West Virginia State Senator Switches To Republican Party

  • “I have the greatest respect for the many friends and supporters I have been blessed with during my time in public office,” Jeffries said in his announcement. “I hope to continue and strengthen those relationships going forward.”
  • “Our politics have gotten so personal and difficult. I want to make sure that I serve constituents and our state in a respectful, thoughtful way that leads to a better life for all West Virginians,” he added. 
  • Jeffries did not provide a purpose as to why he made the switch, but in a release, the West Virginia Democratic Party said the change was because of “discomfort with Democratic Party values.”