This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kump Persuaded to be Legislative Candidate

Republican leaders persuaded Larry D. Kump of Falling Waters, West Virginia to be a candidate for election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District #52 (Northwest Berkeley County and a small section of Eastern Morgan County).

Mr. Kump agreed to give up his early retirement and continue his thirty-eight years of public service in order to represent West Virginia taxpayers; especially weary working families, the financially encumbered elderly, and struggling single parents. All of these folks bust a gut every day to make their diminishing financial ends meet.

Mr. Kump is an independent Republican who considers himself as a populist libertarian.

An advocate of fiscal restraint, with proven "hands-on" budgetary reform and multi-state legislative drafting expertise, Mr. Kump proposes a restructuring of West Virginia's taxes and the elimination of personal property taxes on family vehicles as well as taxes on groceries and home heating fuels.

On another tax issue, Mr. Kump further points out that many local residents purchase cheaper gasoline in Maryland and Virginia, thus depriving West Virginia of needed tax revenue and which also demonstrates the need for a reduction and restructuring of West Virginia gasoline taxes.

A fierce proponent of common sense health insurance reform, the former public sector labor leader proposes that a good first step would be to mend West Virginia's own exorbitant Medical Malpractice rates via tort reform. These high West Virginia medical malpractice rates have contributed to an exodus of qualified doctors and other health care professionals from West Virginia and higher medical expenses for all of us.

This former CEO and cancer survivor has many skills and much valuable experience.

These skills and experience also include service as a professional arbitrator, certified mediator, expert court witness, training facilitator, cognitive behavior mentor, sex offender therapist, prison case manager, university guest lecturer, and critical incident stress manager.

Mr. Kump looks forward to working with other legislators to enhance family preservation incentives and protect individual rights.

This previous assistant to the Republican Leader of the Pennsylvania State Senate has further pledged to push for American Constitutional Rights to be reserved only for American citizens, and not for expatriate terrorists.

Mr. Kump is a kinsman to both founding father Patrick Henry and former West Virginia Governor Herman Guy Kump (1932 term).

The proud father of David & Sarah, Mr. Kump is an award winning graduate of Hagerstown Community College, Frostburg State University, and the Maryland Correctional Professional Staff Academy.

Mr. Kump is a member of the Hedgesville, West Virginia Ward (congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Contact Mr. Kump at (304) 274-3104 or for more information.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One of Many Previous & Persuasive Pleas


As one who is quite familiar with your political views and ability to express them, I urge you to prayerfully consider the appeal of party leaders to you to run for office, providing the rigors of travel to Charleston will not be too much for you physically.

You are known in our community as one who does not cave easily to pressure, even when your views are contrary to the majority. We dearly need such representation in our West Virginia Legislature.

This is very likely a case where the call of God and the call of man are one and the same.

I urge you in the strongest possible terms to make the sacrifices called for in order for you to become an agent of positive change for the people of West Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle.

Ed Wilson

Personal Sidebar Addendum from Larry: This good and devout Roman Catholic friend even has since gone so far as to petition a patron saint on my behalf. He and others like him have touched my innermost soul.