Stollings plans weekend tour
by Ron Gregory
Charleston – With the new style of campaigning in small groups and staying six-feet apart, Democrat gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Ron Stollings, is mixing a little old-style politics with new technology.
Stollings, a Boone County senator, will kick-off the next leg of his bus tour in Charleston Friday morning before heading north to the Clarksburg-Morgantown area. On Saturday, the bus tour will be in the Eastern Panhandle before heading to the Northern Panhandle on Sunday.
Stollings will be in a classic Trailways bus adorned with signs promoting his candidacy. His “whistle stop” tour will include Facebook Live presentations along the way.
“These are unprecedented times,” said Stollings, a practicing physician in Madison, “and they call for unprecedented ways to reach out to voters.”
He added, “We’ve been doing Facebook Live events during the past two months, talking to people about the coronavirus and other important issues facing the state, but the bus allows us to go into communities throughout the state and tell voters we care about their issues.”
Stollings plans to be at WVEA Headquarters, 1558 Quarrier Street, Charleston at 11 a.m., Friday. At 1:30 p.m. the candidate will be at North Central West Virginia Airport, Bridgeport. Then at 3 p.m., there’s a planned stop at the Big Lots parking lot in Westover.
Saturday kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Charles Town Farmers’ Market. There will be multiple stops to be announced in the Northern Panhandle of Sunday.
On Monday, Memorial Day, a stop is planned in Summersville at a time and location to be announced.
Follow Dr. Stollings’ bus tour on Stollings for West Virginia Facebook page. Stops will be added as the weekend progresses.