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Candidates in West Virginia's 2nd district race

April 26, 2014
Associated Press

Seven Republicans and two Democrats are seeking their parties' nominations in West Virginia's 2nd congressional district race on May 13.

The candidates are:

DEMOCRAT

Nick Casey

Age: 60

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: attorney, accountant.

Political experience: chairman, West Virginia Democratic Party, 2004-10.

Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Kentucky. Law degree, West Virginia University.

Endorsements: West Virginia Bankers' Association, National Electrical Contractors Association, West Virginia Deputy Sheriffs' Association, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, West Virginia AFL-CIO, West Virginia Education Association.

Campaign: www.nickcaseyforwv.com

Meshea L. Poore

Age: 38

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: Attorney.

Political experience: Appointed in 2009 to state House of Delegates seat. Won election in 2010, re-elected in 2012.

Education: Bachelor's degree, Howard University. Law degree, Southern University Law Center.

Endorsements: Women Under Forty PAC, Women's Campaign Fund.

Campaign: www.mesheaforwv.com

REPUBLICAN

Robert Lawrence Fluharty

Age: 40

Hometown: Charles Town

Occupation: Private investigator.

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor's degree, Marshall University.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: http://www.fluharty4wv.org

Steve Harrison

Age: 47

Hometown: Cross Lanes

Occupation: Bank vice president.

Political experience: State senator, 2003-06, served in House of Delegates from 1993-2002.

Education: Bachelor's degree, Brown University.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: http://www.electsteveharrison.com

Charlotte Lane

Age: 65

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: Attorney.

Political experience: Served three terms in the House of Delegates. Former state Public Service Commission chairman and former member of the International Trade Commission.

Education: Bachelor's degree, Marshall University. Law degree, West Virginia University.

Endorsements: West Virginia Associated Builders and Contractors, West Virginia Coal Association, West Virginia Farm Bureau.

Campaign: http://www.laneforwv.com

Alex X. Mooney

Age: 42

Hometown: Charles Town.

Occupation: Owner, AXM Consulting.

Political experience: Maryland state senator, 1999-2010. Maryland Republican Party chairman, 2010-13.

Education: Bachelor's degree, Dartmouth.

Endorsements: Citizens United, Family Research Council, Home School Legal Defense Association PAC, National Association for Gun Rights, National Right to Work, Citizens United, Campaign for Working Families, CatholicVote.org.

Campaign: www.mooneyforcongress.com

Jim Moss

Age: 50

Hometown: Hurricane

Occupation: Cost management specialist, Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor's degree, West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Master's degree, University of South Carolina.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: http://jimmossforcongress.weebly.com

Ken Reed

Age: 45

Hometown: Berkeley Springs

Occupation: Pharmacist.

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor's degree, West Virginia University.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: www.reed4wv.com

Ron Walters Jr.

Age: 29

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: Financial consultant.

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor's degree, West Virginia University. Master's degree, University of London.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: http://www.ronwaltersforcongress.com/

 
 

 

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