RICHARD OJEDA - The New Face of the Democratic Party.
WV State Senator Richard Ojeda is ready to show West Virginians that the Democratic Party is still very much their party. An Army veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, Ojeda is not your typical Democrat. With his “play no politics” attitude on the Senate floor, and his passion to see West Virginia thrive, Ojeda isn’t afraid to stand up for what is right or fight for what he believes in, even if that means standing up to seasoned politicians or special interest groups. It is through Ojeda's passion and determination that he was able to sponsor and push through one of the most groundbreaking pieces of legislation to come out of WV in years, accomplishing something that seasoned politicians had not yet been able to make happen. In Ojeda's very first term in office, he was able to sponsor and see a medicinal marijuana bill passed. Ojeda is a blue collar Democrat from one of the most conservative parts of WV, a state that is swiftly being known as a republican state after decades of voting blue. And yet, he is passing major legislation based on the Democratic Party platform. Ojeda is the new face of a rising Democratic Party.