Across our nation, career politicians wondered why the ball was getting bigger.
Then, on election night, it hit many of them in the face.
More significantly and especially here in West Virginia, the need for folks to face up to holding government accountable to the people continues.
Meanwhile, a heartfelt thank you goes out to all of those valiant members of "The League of Extraordinary Citizens" who voted for and supported me as a candidate for the West Virginia Legislature.
As a result of this wondrous support, voters chose me to serve as their citizen legislator in West Virginia's House of Delegates District #52.
I pledge to all that I will faithfully and independently continue to serve to further the cause of good governance, and remain always,
Working Together to Stay Independent,
Larry D. Kump
May God bless you all real good!
An edited version of the above appeared as a letter to the editor of the Hagerstown Herald Mail, November 7th, 2010. (November 8, 2010 print edition.)