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Friday, November 10, 2017

Kump Ponders a Return to Public Service

Hedgesville, West Virginia – Former two term West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump (2010-2014, Berkeley-Morgan Counties) announced, “After a strong and steady stream of personal pleadings urged me to return to public office, and prolonged pondering and personal prayer, I have made a decision to answer the call to return to duty. And so, I have pre-filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State, to further explore being a candidate for election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2018."

“When I first was a candidate for election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2010, it was my sincere promise and firm conviction to always stand up and speak out on behalf of more taxpayer friendly and less intrusive government. That has not changed, nor will it ever!"

"Seventy-five (75) different Republican and Democrat legislators, in the one hundred (100) member West Virginia House of Delegates, previously cosponsored legislation with me. Even so, I never have been and never will be someone who goes along, just to get along. Simply doing what’s right is the best of all rewards.”

“While continuing to carefully listen to the whole gamut of citizen concerns, my grass-roots championing has been and always will be in compliance with our divinely inspired Constitution, the well-spring of our American Excellence."

"Accordingly, I will continue to strive to pursue and protect our individual liberty, personal accountability, and personal empowerment. It is the pursuit of these principles of good governance that will give us meaningful tax reform, protect retired senior citizens and working Mountaineers, defend our personal right to bear arms, provide for the local accountability of our schools, and safeguard our personal property rights and family values."

"Moreover, West Virginia's state government treasury currently is severely stressed. Times also are too hard for far too many Mountaineers. That's why we need tax reform, but not more tax burdens.

A better way is to restructure our already ample state budget, by reforming our tax system and state government programs. Among other things, this could and should lead to improved highways, reduced (not increased) gasoline prices at the pump, better broadband and cell phone access, and even the elimination of state taxes on our social security benefits.

Also, the discouraging aftermath of drug and alcohol abuse can and should be reduced by reforming our current draconian laws, which make it so difficult for the repentant and redeemed to re-enter the workplace, thereby becoming self-sufficient and tax paying members of our communities."

"Of course, government transparency and accountability also are essential for this to happen."

"Meanwhile, I pledge to continue my own personal and public practice of integrity, accountability, and transparency. As always in elected office and in every other aspect of our lives, character counts!”

Mr. Kump has over forty (40) years of extensive experience and skills in public policy and administration. He also is a kinsman of founding father Patrick Henry, Town of Hedgesville founder Josiah Hedges, and former West Virginia Governor Herman Guy Kump.

West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 includes the northwestern area of Berkeley County and the northeastern area of Morgan County.

Please join the Mountaineer League of Extraordinary Citizens!

Accordingly, and to make a difference on behalf of good governance in West Virginia, send your personal contribution ($100 to $250 is suggested, but whatever you can afford will be appreciated and helpful) to:

“Friends of Larry D. Kump”
P.O. Box 1131
Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131.

For further information about Larry: Read the "Kump Biography" at this website.

Also, visit him on Facebook at (

Contact Larry in person at (304) 274-3104 or email him at


Cash contributions will not be accepted. Also, West Virginia law does not allow campaign contributions from West Virginia public employees (However, this does not include public employees' spouses or other family members). All contributions over $250 must include your home and mailing address, occupation, and the name of your employer. No Primary election contributions over $1,000 per person are allowed.

Please share this news with others, and also ask them to go and do likewise!

Authorized by "Friends of Larry D. Kump"

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