In redrawn districts that stretch from the greater Charleston area upstream into Fayette County, we recommend the following candidates, mostly incumbents.
District 32 -- Three Democratic incumbents are good choices to return to office: Margaret Staggers of Fayetteville, and Dave Perry and John Pino, both of Oak Hill. Their district includes much of Fayette County and parts of Clay, Nicholas and Raleigh, as well as Montgomery in Kanawha County.
District 36 -- Nancy Guthrie, Mark Hunt and Danny Wells, all of Charleston, are three Democratic incumbents with good records. They are among legislators who have put West Virginia on the sound financial footing that it enjoys today.
District 35 -- Bobbie Hatfield of Charleston and Bonnie Brown of South Charleston, both Democrats, have years of experience and knowledge. In that four-member district that includes Upper Falls, St. Albans, Dunbar and South Charleston, we also recommend the other two Democrats, incumbent Doug Skaff and newcomer Chris Morris, a former state tax commissioner. Both live in Charleston.
District 37 -- Democratic incumbent Meshea Poore is an energetic, valuable delegate who represents her Charleston district well and has earned another term in the Legislature.
Early voting begins Oct. 24. Election Day is Nov. 6.