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Senator Glenn Jeffries Announces Switch to Republican Party

State Senator Glenn Jeffries, 8th District, made headlines nationally last week when he announced that he has switched his Party affiliation. Jeffries will join the Republican caucus in the state senate.

“I have the greatest respect for the many friends and supporters I have been blessed with during my time in public office,” Jeffries said. “I hope to continue and strengthen those relationships going forward.”

Senator Jeffries said that when he was first running for election in 2016, he pledged to work in a bipartisan way to find solutions for our biggest problems in West Virginia. He plans to continue those efforts.

“Our politics have gotten so personal and difficult,” said Senator Jeffries. “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.”

Last year, Senator Jeffries wrote a letter to Berkshire Hathaway (BH) Chairman Warren Buffett inviting him to visit West Virginia. During the past year, Jeffries has hosted BH executives in West Virginia dozens of times. His persistence led the company to bring two BH subsidiaries, Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC) and BHE Renewables into West Virginia. The companies agreed to purchase from the state 2,000 acres in Jackson County, the site of the former Century Aluminum Plant. PCC will build a state-of-the art titanium melt facility that manufactures products for the aerospace and other industries. The PCC plant will be powered by BHE Renewables with a first of its kind 100% renewable energy microgrid that utilizes solar power and battery storage. The project represents a $500 million investment in West Virginia.

Senator Glenn Jeffries is the owner and President of Cornerstone Interiors of Eleanor, which specializes in commercial interior finishing. With his partners, he purchased and renovated the Four Points by Sheraton Charleston into a multi-use residential and commercial facility, anchoring the city riverfront. Before starting Cornerstone in 1997, he worked as a union carpenter for fifteen years. He maintains his membership in the Carpenters union.

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