The following excerpt of a letter to a local newspaper has been reprinted below, with the permission of the author:
"To the Editor,
...(Delegate) Kump is well-educated, highly experienced and widely respected for his wisdom, fairness and thoughtfulness.
He has over 40 years of prior legislative and public administration skills and experience. These skills and experience include management expertise in managing large budgets and payrolls. This expertise is both on the management and employees' side of the table in multiple jurisdictions throughout our nation. He has drafted and gotten legislation passed into law, often against formidable opposition. He also has experienced both adversity and success in his life. Kump brings to his position an insightful knowledgeable, mature and decisive personality.
He is a strong believer in rock-solid fiscal discipline, enhancing traditional family values, strengthening individual liberty and encouraging personal responsibilities. The citizens of Berkeley and Morgan counties are fortunate to share Kump's services, and the Legislature is especially benefited by his presence.
David Michael Myers"
Footnote: Contributions for Delegate Kump's re-election may be mailed to "Friends of Larry D. Kump", P.O. Box 1131, Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131