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  • 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.

BillTitleStatusCommitteeStepLast Action
HB 2067Firearm Protection ActPendingHouse JudiciaryCommittee01/11/23
HB 2104Right to keep and bear armsPendingHouse JudiciaryCommittee01/11/23
HB 3267To allow elected officials to carry a concealed weapon if they have a valid concealed carry permit in government buildingsPendingHouse JudiciaryCommittee02/03/23

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.

BillTitleStatusCommitteeStepLast Action
SB 10Campus Self-Defense ActSignedEffective from passage – (February 21, 2023)
SB 83Authorizing tactical medical professionals to carry firearmsSignedEffective Ninety Days from Passage – (May 3, 2023)
SB 276Awarding service weapon of retiring State Fire MarshalSignedEffective from passage – (March 2, 2023)
HB 2004Prevent the use of payment card processing systems for surveillance of Second Amendment activity and discriminatory conductSignedEffective 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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