Wheeling native, Joe Canestraro, currently represents the Fourth District in the West Virginia House of Delegates which includes Marshall County and a small portion of Ohio County. As your Delegate, Joe Canestraro has taken his years of experience as Marshall County’s Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and used it to fight for West Virginia.
Delegate Canestraro is bringing that fight back to Marshall County to run for County Prosecutor. “My decision run for prosecutor instead of seeking re-election was a difficult one that comes after months of prayer, lengthy discussions with my co-workers, closest confidants, and most importantly, the unconditional love and support of my family.,” said Canestraro. “It has always been a goal of mine to pursue the position of Marshall County Prosecutor and seek justice in protecting the citizens of my home county, and I’m honored to have the blessing and support of Rhonda Wade, who announced earlier she will not be seeking re-election.”
As Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Canestraro has successfully tried cases involving the sexual abuse of children, child neglect and abuse, financial crimes, violent offenses, felony DUI’s and drug offenses, like Larry Welling, a multi-time felon and known drug dealer for operating a methamphetamine lab out of his house, and Linda Teasdale, an in home care-giver who stole over $70,000 from the elderly, blind woman she was hired to care for.
Canestraro has honorably represented the citizens of the Fourth District and will continue to fight for their interests, such as repairing roads until his term as Delegate has come to an end. Despite the many challenges facing West Virginia, Joe trusts and has faith that our best days are ahead of us. Joe truly believes it’s a privilege to represent and fight for the people of Marshall County and wants to continue that fight in the Prosecuting Attorney’s office in 2020.