Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Further, I also am co-sponsoring HB 2866 "The Patriot Protection Act", to protect citizens' rights to fly the American flag and prohibit landlords and homeowners associations from denying this patriotic right.
Also, the West Virginia House of Delegates Constitutional Revision Committee, on which I serve, currently is in the process of wading through numerous proposals to increase the Homestead Exemption to property taxes for senior citizens.
More to come...
Monday, January 24, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
"Our friends and neighbors continue to struggle to make ends meet, and it is not unusual for either or both husband and wife to be working more than one job. Single parents are under even more stress", said the Eastern Panhandle legislator.
He went on to point out that "most folks just want to be able to get on with their lives without government making their personal and family situations worse. To that end, they are looking for government that helps enhance their economic opportunities and freedom of choice as well as increases governmental accountability and transparency".
On another legislative issue, Kump confessed that he is "greatly troubled by public officials who continue to dodge a special election for Governor by insisting that voters are tired of elections. Those elected officials who try to delay our Constitutional duty and responsibility to ensure that our Governor is elected by the people do us a grave disservice. Those who are 'tired of elections' have the right to decline to participate at the polling places, but elected officials have taken an oath of office to preserve the right of the people to choose their leaders".
Delegate Larry D. Kump
West Virginia House of Delegates District #52
(Portions of Berkeley and Morgan Counties in the Eastern Panhandle) Email: Larry.Kump @ wvhouse.gov
Friday, January 7, 2011
I am so proud of you; I could just bust a button.
I was telling some of my co-workers how you are just a breath of fresh air!
You are definitely not the typical politician. Please consider this is an extremely high compliment!
But also know that I appreciate those who sacrifice and serve, because I know it is not an easy job.
First, your intro of the 3 B's was perfect--Be Sincere, Be Short, Be Seated--that got everyone's attention.
But then, when you said "Thank God for Mississippi!" (referring to the only State who's worse off than West Virginia), I nearly fell off my chair!
You spoke the truth!
Why don't some of these career politicians get it?
Why aren't they listening?
We do have many problems to resolve.
We need more sensible and honest people like you in office!
Your life-long friend!
(Name redacted to preserve personal privacy of constituent)
Newspaper articles on delegates:
Berkeley delegates ready for session, Jan 8, 2011, at Martinsburg Journal. Delegate Jonathan Miller, R-Berkeley, Delegate Walter Duke, R-Berkeley, Delegate John Overington, R-Berkeley.
Officials voice opinions on upcoming session, Jan 8, 2011, at Martinsburg Journal. Delegates Daryl Cowles, R-Morgan, and Larry Kump, R-Berkeley.
Lawmakers hope gubernatorial election debate won't dominate session, Jan 8, 2011, Hagerstown Herald-Mail.