For Immediate Release
March 31, 2008

Dan Greear Launches Grassroots Campaign


Huntington, WV – Charleston attorney and former member of the House of Delegates, Dan Greear, has launched his grassroots campaign for Attorney General across the state in Huntington this past weekend. Greear and twenty supporters went door-to-door in the Huntington area distributing campaign literature, answering questions and hearing concerns from West Virginia voters.

Additional teams of Greear supporters will be barnstorming the state every Saturday morning, as volunteers go door-to-door in Charleston, Wheeling and every corner of the state. Greear will be going door-to-door in every major town in the state between now and the Primary election on May 13th.

Mike Ankrom of Huntington will organize his grassroots campaign. Ankrom is a veteran of numerous campaigns across West Virginia and a former employee of the Republican State Party. He also led the winning Huckabee effort during the state’s recent Republican Convention.

“The problems with the current Attorney General's Office are apparent and I have clear solutions to these problems. I want to personally deliver that message to voters and discuss any concerns they may have.” Greear said. “We simply need to return the Attorney General's Office to serve the function it was constitutionally intended to do; provide protection to West Virginia citizens through legal representation. I want West Virginians to know they can count on me to make these changes and I cannot think of a better way to spread the message than to tell them myself.”

Greear recognized McGraw will likely be raising a significant amount of money this election cycle, with trial lawyers funding his campaign. While the Greear campaign will raise funds, he strongly believes that grassroots is the key. “McGraw may out spend us, but he certainly won't out work us,” said Greear.

Greear is a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, graduating from South Charleston High School in 1986 as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated from the WVU school of Law in the spring of 1992 where he also served as associate manuscript editor for the West Virginia Law Review. He served in the West Virginia House of Delegates representing Kanawha County’s 30th District in 1995 and 1996. Dan currently resides in South Charleston with his wife Amy, a social worker for Kanawha Hospice Care, and their two children, Joshua, 8 and Ben, 6.

Contact:
Greear for AG Committee
Suzette Raines, 304-437-1306