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About

  • I’m a conservative Republican – not only in my politics, but my in upbringing and in my actions.

  • I want to wisely use our tax dollars, cutting them where possible, defend life from the time of conception, and protect the Constitution especially the Second Amendment (2022 NRA candidate grade of Aq)

  • Official 2024 endorsements & support (as of 5/3/24):

    1. Big I (Independent Insurance Agents) | West Virginia

    2. Citizens for WV Election Integrity

    3. Contractors Association of West Virginia

    4. Communications Workers of America, District 2-13

    5. Community Bankers PAC

    6. Gas and Oil (GO) PAC

    7. Health Freedom PAC West Virginia

    8. International Union of Operating Engineers

    9. Trump Administration Acting Under Secretary of Energy (and prior Ass’t Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy) Steven Winberg

    10. West Virginia Association for Justice (LAWPAC)

    11. West Virginia Bankers Association PAC

    12. West Virginia Building and Construction Trades PAC

    13. West Virginia Business & Industry Council

    14. West Virginia Chamber of Commerce PAC

    15. West Virginia Coal Association

    16. West Virginia Farm PAC

    17. West Virginia Home Builders Association

    18. West Virginians for Life PAC

    19. West Virginian Sheriffs’ Association

 

Note:  The NRA – PVF does not list (endorse) uncontested primaries

 

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2023 Update

During the 2023 Regular Session I personally sponsored the following three Second Amendment rights bills, sadly none of which got out of committee.

Bill

Title
Status
Committee
Step
Last Action
To allow elected officials to carry a concealed weapon if they have a valid concealed carry permit in government buildings
Pending
House Judiciary
Committee
02/03/23
Right to keep and bear arms
Pending
House Judiciary
Committee
01/11/23
Firearm Protection Act
Pending
House Judiciary
Committee
01/11/23

However, beyond the Second Amendment bills that I sponsored, the Legislature was able to bring the following additional Second Amendment bills to the floor, each of which I voted in support of, and eventually were signed by the Governor.

Bill

Title
Step
Committee
Step
Last Action
Campus Self-Defense Act
Effective from passage – (February 21, 2023)
Authorizing tactical medical professionals to carry firearms
Effective Ninety Days from Passage – (May 3, 2023)
Awarding service weapon of retiring State Fire Marshal
Effective from passage – (March 2, 2023)
Prevent the use of payment card processing systems for surveillance of Second Amendment activity and discriminatory conduct
Effective Ninety Days from Passage – (June 8, 2023)
  • Official 2022 endorsements & support:

    1. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

    2. International Union of Operating Engineers

    3. Laborers’ International Union

    4. National Rifle Association (NRA – PVF)

    5. Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union No. 152

    6. Trump Administration Acting Under Secretary of Energy (and prior Ass’t Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy) Steven Winberg

    7. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

    8. West Virginia Association for Justice (LAWPAC)

    9. West Virginia Building and Construction Trades PAC

    10. West Virginia Coal Association

    11. West Virginia Farm PAC

    12. West Virginians for Life PAC

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