Dedication

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Kump pledges more public service!

Hedgesville, West Virginia – Former two term West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump (2010-2014) and current incumbent Delegate (re-elected in 2018) made the following announcement at the May 1st, 2019 Hedgesville Mayor & Council meeting:

 “After a strong and steady stream of personal pleadings urged me to once again serve in public office and prolonged pondering and personal prayer, I have decided to answer the call to return to duty one more time. And so, I now am a Republican candidate for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2020 (District #59, Berkeley-Morgan counties)."

"For me, 'Protanto quid retribuamus? (What shall we give in return for so much?)' is my reason to again  agree to serve the public trust."

“When previously elected, 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!"

"Accordingly, I will continue to pursue those 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 local accountability of our schools, more equitable treatment of our school teachers and state employees (including much needed reform of our educational system), and to safeguard our personal property rights and pro-life family values."

"Additionally,  still more needs to be done about the drug and alcohol abuse that rages throughout West Virginia. And so, our West Virginia legislators, in addition to enacting other prudent measures, should lead by our personal examples. That's why I'm  again proposing mandatory substance abuse testing for all West Virginia legislators."

"Meanwhile, times still 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 (including long overdue improvements to Rt. #9 between Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs), reduced (not increased) gasoline prices at the pump, better internet access, and the complete elimination of state taxes on our social security benefits and all pensions.

"Further, the persistent problem of West Virginia's aging and declining population adversely affects all of us, even including our representation in the United States Congress. In reviewing our state government policies and tax structure, a serious study of how to reverse this decline also should be undertaken, and I continue to pursue ideas to turn around this problem."

Delegate 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.

Moreover, Delegate Kump stands up and speaks put on behalf our personal liberty, empowerment, and accountability. He also fights to safeguard our family values and ensure government fiscal discipline.

 For over the past twenty-eight (28) years, Delegate Kump has lived at the same location and within the current West Virginia House of Delegates District #59. This District includes the northwestern area of Berkeley County and the eastern area of Morgan County.

Please join our Mountaineer League of Extraordinary Citizens, and make a difference!

"Send your personal campaign contribution ($100 to $250 is suggested, but whatever you can afford, whether modest or magnanimous, will be appreciated and helpful) to:

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

So, what are you waiting for?

For further information about Delegate Larry D. Kump, read the "Kump Biography" @ www.LarryKump.us, as well as his posts @ www.LarryKump.com.

Contact Larry in person at (304) 274-3104 or email him at kumpster@mailstation.com.

Footnote: Cash contributions will not be accepted. Also, West Virginia law does not allow the solicitation of campaign contributions from West Virginia public employees, and it is not the intention of this campaign to do so. Any known contribution received from a West Virginia public employee will be returned. All contributions over $250 must include your home physical address, occupation, and the name of your employer.

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

May God bless you all real good!


Authorized by "Friends of Larry D. Kump"

Kump candidacy published by "The Journal"


HEDGESVILLE — Del. Larry Kump, R-Berkeley, announced Wednesday at a monthly Hedgesville Town Council meeting that he will seek another term of office during the next election.
Kump, who has already filed pre-election papers with the Secretary of State’s office, will be running for a seat in the state House of Delegates in 2020 to represent District 59, which includes the northwestern section of Berkeley and Morgan counties.
Kump’s decision comes on the heels of a recent health scare for which he underwent a successful surgery to remove blockage from his carotid artery.
“After a strong and steady stream of personal pleadings urged me to once again serve in public office and prolonged pondering and personal prayer, I have decided to answer the call to return to duty one more time,” Kump said in a prepared statement handed out Wednesday evening. “And so, I now am a Republican candidate for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2020.”
He also cited the saying, “What shall we give in return for so much?” as the reason for his desire to continue serving the public.
In 2010, Kump came out of retirement and was first elected, serving two terms in office, until the end of 2014. He then once again came out of retirement and was elected for yet another two-year term in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2018.
Kump said he has promised and will continue to stand up and speak out on behalf of more taxpayer friendly and less intrusive government. He also pledges to serve with “integrity, accountability and transparency.”
According to the West Virginia Legislature’s website, Kump currently serves on the industry and labor committee; technology and infrastructure committee and the judiciary committee. During the 2019 session, Kump sponsored 15 bills in the House of Delegates.
“During my previous tours of duty, 75 different Republican and Democrat legislators, in the 100-member West Virginia House of Delegates, co-sponsored legislation with me. Even so, I never have been and never will be someone who goes along, just to get along,” Kump said in the statement.
He also vows to pursue “principles of good governance,” which he believes will give the people a meaningful tax reform, protect retired senior citizens and “working Mountaineers,” defend the personal right to bear arms, provide for local accountability of schools, more equitable treatment of school teachers and state employees (including much needed reform of our educational system) and to safeguard personal property rights and pro-life family values.
“Additionally, still more needs to be done about the drug and alcohol abuse that rages throughout West Virginia,” Kump said. “And so, our West Virginia legislators, in addition to enacting other prudent measures, should lead by personal example. That’s why I’m again proposing mandatory substance abuse testing for all West Virginia legislators.”
Kump added times are still to hard for many local residents and so there needs to be more tax reforms, not tax burdens.
“A better way is to restructure our already ample state budget by reforming our tax system and state government programs,” he said. “Among other things, this could and should lead to improved highways (including long overdue improvements to Rt. 9 between Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs), reduced (not increased) gasoline prices at the pump, better internet access and the complete elimination of state taxes on our social security benefits and all pensions.
Born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Kump currently lives in Falling Waters. He moved to West Virginia in 1989 and graduated from the Maryland Correctional Profession Staff Academy as a Maryland Prison Case Manager, according to his biography.
He has also served as a court expert witness, employee training coordinator, cognitive development trainer, employee critical incident stress counselor, certified mediator and a part-time sex offender group therapy facilitator.
According to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website, one other individual has filed for candidacy in the 59th District — Republican Chandler Stone Absher of Hedgesville.