Wheeling – Senator Ryan Weld announced at a press conference that he is entering the race for Attorney General.
Weld is an Airforce veteran, Senate Majority Whip, and attorney with Spilman, Thomas & Battle.
During his speech, Weld praised current AG Patrick Morrisey who announced his run for governor last week.
Weld was the Senate champion of Form Energy, a battery manufacturer planning a new site in Weirton. The Form Energy project included a highly controversial vote that uses $290 million in taxpayer funds to make the state a landlord to Form Energy. When asked to describe Form Energy and it’s mission in his own words, Mateo Jaramillo CEO said:
“Form Energy is developing giant batteries to tackle climate change. We are building, in short, the kind of battery you need to fully replace and retire coal and natural gas.”Mateo Jaramillo – co-founder and ceo of form energy
Senator Weld’s wife Alex is the executive director of Generation West Virginia. Generation WV is part of the ACT Now Coalition a group working to transform the economy of southern West Virginia which has been funded largely from $100 million of President Biden’s administration including the “Build Back Better Regional Challenge”.