Sam Petsonk is a Beckley-based lawyer who has dedicated his career to ensuring better wages, working conditions, and retirement benefits for coal miners and all workers.

30 Messages

  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 12:08 AM

Here it is, John

New poll shows that Sam is closing in on Morrisey   John -- New polling released today shows Sam has cut Morrisey’s lead in half over the last several months and is only trailing by 5%. Morrisey and his backers are scared – and they should be. We have two weeks until Election Day. Now more than…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
October 19, 2020 at 1:47 AM

Our message: loud and proud!

After Morrisey’s backers have spent millions, this is our chance   John -- I’ve learned a lot running for office, and enjoyed getting to know the thousands of West Virginians I’ve met along the campaign trail. I know times are hard everywhere. That’s what makes coming to you tonight, asking for …
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 9:06 PM

Leaving on That Midnight Train

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   At midnight tonight, we'll close the books on my first quarter as the Democratic nominee for Attorney General against Patrick Morrisey. Can you help us to further strengthen this…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
June 29, 2020 at 5:52 PM

Let's Hire a New Lawyer for West Virginia

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   Now is the time to hire a new lawyer for West Virginia. Our overdose rate doubled under our current Attorney General. Thousands of workers have lost millions in unpaid wages. The…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
June 27, 2020 at 3:19 PM

If Morrisey Wins, West Virginia Loses

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   The clock is ticking. West Virginia's Attorney General is now battling in the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate healthcare for hundreds of thousands of our citizens. And he'll keep…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
June 23, 2020 at 9:31 PM

Let's Keep Making History Together

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   Together, you and I have won a primary election that was historic and hard-fought because the stakes are so high. I am deeply humbled, and I want to thank each one of you from th…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
June 11, 2020 at 10:58 PM

Verify Your Vote Counted

      I’m writing tonight because, as you may know, the race for the Democratic Nomination for Attorney General of West Virginia remains too close to call. The race between me and my opponent remains virtually tied. There are over 20,000 outstanding absentee ballots---fully valid, regular ballot…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
June 6, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Thre Race is on for Attorney General in West Virginia

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   In the words of George Jones, “the race is on and it looks like heartache” - for Patrick Morrisey! The campaign finance results are in for the primary: together, we’ve raised ove…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 8:47 PM

Let's Finish Strong

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   Election Day is almost here, and we need to be ready. These are the last critical weeks when we can explain our values to the public without the din of Republican money clatterin…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
May 27, 2020 at 12:59 AM

I Can't Thank You Enough

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   We couldn’t have done this without you. Your support this month has given our campaign the momentum to put us over the top and reach our fundraising goal. Thank you.   You've se…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 4:22 PM

Our Time is Now: Let's Stand Together!

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   This is it! The clock is ticking, and we are just hours away from reaching our BIG, May 24th fundraising deadline.   I’m writing because I need your help to get our campaign acro…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
May 20, 2020 at 5:41 PM

Together, We Can Move West Virginia Forward in 2020

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   I'm reaching out every day to voters around the Mountain State - just as I have throughout the past year of this campaign - because you and I know, if we stand together, we can e…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
May 15, 2020 at 6:26 PM

Help Pick a Winner for Attorney General of West Virginia

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John,   I’m writing because an important deadline is approaching. I’m working hard to make sure West Virginia has an Attorney General who has the relevant experience to deliver results f…
  Sam Petsonk for Attorney General · [email protected]
May 10, 2020 at 8:30 PM

Our Attorney General Should Fight FOR us, not against

NationBuilder John -- We are going to get through the coronavirus outbreak together. If you are experiencing symptoms or are looking for more information, you can visit the website of the CDC or the West Virginia Department of Health. We are closely monitoring the situation …
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
March 31, 2020 at 10:39 PM

Together, we're winning

Today's deadline (3/31): can you pitch in to save healthcare? Dear John, West Virginia has had its first death from coronavirus. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of our families who are hurting and worried, and to our 1.8 million citizens who a…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
March 31, 2020 at 6:39 PM

Petsonk: Attorney General must combat substance use disorder

John, West Virginia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Full of wild places and creative, skilled people, it’s no wonder they call it “Almost Heaven.”  But a shadow hovers over us. That shadow is the horror caused by the opioid epidem…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
February 27, 2020 at 7:55 PM

The experience to win

Winning John, My career has been about delivering solutions to strengthen our communities and to ensure we receive the wages and benefits that we’ve earned here in West Virginia. Standing up for your family and mine. For our towns. For o…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
February 25, 2020 at 2:45 PM

What we're building...

John, Our campaign is growing across West Virginia to restore democracy and political power to the people. We're fighting for greater economic opportunity, affordable healthcare, workers rights, and better public schools to prepare our children to …
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
February 20, 2020 at 5:39 PM

Petsonk campaign speeds ahead

John, Our campaign for the people of West Virginia continued to gain momentum as I traveled in 20+ counties and four states during the past two weeks. We've earned front-page and prime-time coverage in leading print and TV outlets. We'v…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
February 7, 2020 at 2:40 PM

It's all on the line

It's all on the line John, Two years ago, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey signed onto a federal lawsuit -- in our name as West Virginians -- to allow insurance companies to deny coverage for people with pre-existing condi…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 5:55 PM

Get your motor running

John, We all know it: when we don't start campaigning early, we lose. That's why we started last summer with a plan to secure victory against Morrisey. Our January deadline is just a few short hours away, and we're still $500 short on o…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
January 30, 2020 at 3:03 PM

Will you be one of the last?

John,   It's the end of the first month of 2020, and we're getting warmed up anew after the past year of running this campaign together! We started the year with an ambitious goal to raise $25,000 this month, and John, we're proud to announce that as w…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
January 22, 2020 at 12:56 PM

Working together, we win!

John, FACT: Most West Virginians are not benefiting in this economy. What's worse, economists project that things will get worse under our current leadership — more layoffs, fewer hours worked, less benefits and bonuses, less demand for…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
January 14, 2020 at 4:24 PM

We made it official

John, Yesterday, we made it official: I filed the paperwork to serve as your next Attorney General. Now it's a steady climb to victory this November! But John, we only have 294 days until Election Day, so now is the time to act. Our cam…
  Sam Petsonk · [email protected]
January 7, 2020 at 2:33 PM

On the road again

John,   For far too long, working West Virginians, miners, and their families have been at the mercy of an economy and a justice system that allow narrow, private interests to beat out the common, public interest—that ends now.   I'm ru…
  Sam Petsonk for Attorney General · [email protected]
December 30, 2019 at 11:56 PM

Help Sam Send Morrisey Packing!

NationBuilder John -- Together, you and I have built a uniquely strong campaign with the key ingredients that will be necessary to send Patrick Morrisey back to New Jersey once and for all! West Virginia deserves an Attorney General who has proven he knows what it takes to de…
  Sam Petsonk for Attorney General · [email protected]
December 17, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Sam Petsonk Attorney General Campaign Heats Up!

NationBuilder John -- You might have seen the news today: Isaac Sponaugle has announced he's running against me to be the Democratic candidate for Attorney General.? We've spent the past four months since our launch building a strong, broad base of support across West Virgini…
  Committee to Elect Sam Brown Petsonk · [email protected]
October 11, 2019 at 9:41 PM

Have you seen the news?

NationBuilder Friend,? I was appalled to learn that a pro-Patrick Morrisey PAC had accepted campaign contributions from the?two Ukrainian nationals arrested yesterday.?? Can you help us to demonstrate that West Virginians are ready, willing, and able to fund our own polit…
  Sam Petsonk for Attorney General · [email protected]
October 1, 2019 at 1:53 AM

Late-night Update: OUR Fundraising Deadline Is At Midnight!

NationBuilder John -- We've been working hard to spread this message across the Mountain State: we deserve an Attorney General with a record of delivering results for our people. Ours is a vision for what this Attorney General's office should be: truly the People's Lawyer who…
  Sam Petsonk for Attorney General · [email protected]
September 28, 2019 at 12:37 AM

Help Us Meet Our Sept. 30 Fundraising Deadline!

NationBuilder John -- I want to thank each of you for your support of my campaign for Attorney General, and I urge you to share this e-mail with ten of your friends as we face a critical fundraising deadline on Monday, Sept. 30. Just yesterday, our current Attorney General in…