Democrat Richard Ojeda has announced he will run for president in 2020.
According to the Federal Election Commission, Ojeda filed on Sunday, Nov. 11. Ojeda also sent an email to his supporters.
The retired Army veteran currently serves as a West Virginia senator for the 7th District, which covers portions of Logan, Boone, Lincoln, Wayne and Mingo counties. He was elected to the Senate in 2016.
Ojeda was defeated by Republican Carol Miller for the 3rd District race in West Virginia for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Raised in Logan County, Ojeda earned a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia State College. He went on to a 24-year career in the military, with service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and retired as a major. Along the way, he was recognized with a number of military awards, including two Bronze Stars.
Visit Ojeda’s campaign website here.