UMWA Announces Primary Endorsements for Federal, Statewide Races


MARCH 28, 2024


UMWA announces primary endorsements for federal, statewide races

[TRIANGLE, VA.] The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Coal Miners Political Action Committees (COMPAC) in several states have voted to endorse candidates in primary elections for federal, state, and local offices over the last several weeks. UMWA COMPAC endorsements are the culmination of a grassroots process that starts at workplaces and proceeds through several steps where rank-and-file members have input before endorsements are made.

“Our members have a full opportunity to have a direct say in COMPAC endorsements, starting in their local unions and going up from there,” UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts said. “Candidates complete questionnaires, they speak to our committees, and this allows our members to fully consider and discuss the candidate’s positions on issues important to our members and their families before any endorsements are made.”

Notable endorsements made recently include the following:


West Virginia


Moore Capito (R)

Steve Williams (D)

U.S. House of Representatives

2nd District: Riley Moore (R)



U.S. Senate

Bob Casey (D)

U.S. House of Representatives

10th District, Janelle Stelson (D)

13th District: Beth Farnham (D)

14th District: Chris Dziados (D)

15th District: Zacheray Womer (D)

17th District: Chris Deluzio (D)



U.S. Senate

Tim Kaine (D)



U.S. Senate

Ruben Gallego (D)




Jennifer McCormick (D)


A full list of endorsements is available at this link: