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Michael Folk on Drugs

 

 


Government can't solve drug problem; only community can

Woody Thrasher says the opioid problem is such a crisis that the state should have the option of executing drug dealers whose sales result in death. "I think it should be considered when you look at the havoc they wreak on society," Thrasher said on MetroNews' "Talkline."

Republican candidate Mike Folk, a former state delegate, says government won't solve the problem. "People and the community will," Folk said.

Source: W.V. MetroNews on 2020 West Virginia Gubernatorial race , Oct 24, 2019

Led push to force vote to legalize medical marijuana

Folk said previously, "There's never a wrong time to do the right thing." Months earlier, Folk led a successful move to defy House Republican leaders and force a vote on a bill, which ultimately became law, to legalize the use of marijuana to treat some medical conditions.
Source: Herald-Mail on 2020 West Virginia Governor race , Feb 5, 2019

Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana

Q: Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?

A: Yes.

Source: West Virginia State 2012 Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2012

Other governors on Drugs: Michael Folk on other issues:
WV Gubernatorial:
Edwin Ray Vanover
Jim Justice
Ron Stollings
Stephen Noble Smith
Woody Thrasher
WV Senatorial:
Carte Goodwin
Don Blankenship
Evan Jenkins
Joe Manchin III
John Raese
Patrick Morrisey
Paula Jean Swearengin
Shelley Moore Capito

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) - no challengers yet
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Woody Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Nicole Galloway(D) vs.Jim Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Holly Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Michael Coachman(R)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Wanda Vazquez Garced(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Jeff Burningham(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Rebecca Holcombe(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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