Mountain Party picks Danny Lutz for Governor’s race

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Mountain Party has nominated Danny Lutz in the governor’s race.

The retired Air Force major was nominated during the Mountain Party’s state convention conducted by video conference Saturday, the party said in a news release.

Lutz will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot opposite incumbent Republican Gov. Jim Justice and Democratic nominee Ben Salango, a Kanawha County commissioner.

Lutz previously lost in the 2nd District race for U.S. House in 2018 and in a state House of Delegates race in 2014.