My plan for West Virginia: Diverisfy our economy, grow our population, provide better access to education and improve our quality of life. These are things I have done in the Mid-Ohio Valley and I can do it for ALL of West Virginia.
Happily Married, father of 3 boys and 4 cats (that's 3 cats too many), living and working in Parkersburg , West Virginia.
1991 Graduate of Fayetteville High School (Fayetteville, WV), and a 1996 graduate of Concord College (now Concord University).
I've been a whitewater raft guide, worked food service, sales associate for a construction materials company, spent 15 years in the newspaper industry as a sports writer, and news reporter, written articles for a variety of state, local and regional publications, worked for the Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pleasants County Development Authority. Currently, I work for a package delivery company.
I love this state. I am well-versed in its history. And well-traveled, having been to all 55 counties. I am a sportsman and I enjoy the outdoors (golf, hiking, mountain biking). I understand how government functions and how businesses work. I am a small business owner, and I have helped get several small businesses off the ground, create community events, grow tourism, invest in communities, grow interest and pride, rebuild businesses vital to the community and save economy-shaping production facilities.
Recruit/attract and grow entrepreneurship, industry and manufacturing not dependent on WV’s raw material extractions.
Recruit new residents and retain our current and future workforce.
Smaller Government. More/Improved Infrastructure. Lower taxes on working West Virginians and more local control to county and municipal governments.
Local Control of county education to county boards of education. All graduates must have a plan and Free post-secondary education for ALL West Virginians.
Like you, I am a working middle-class West Virginian. To lead this state my campaign needs funding to compete with the monied politicans