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By Staff | Oct 17, 2018

To The Editor,

Your readers are fortunate to be able to vote to send Senator Charles Clements back to the West Virginia Legislature in the upcoming general election.

I know I am not from your county. But the views of someone who has been on the inside of the Legislature should be particularly valuable to your readers. Over the years I have lobbied the Legislature about the rights of surface owners and small mineral owners when the oil and gas drillers come calling, about consumer issues like used car warranties, about improvements in the divorce courts and laws, and so on. I have done these things as board president of a statewide consumer organization and as a lawyer for the little guy. I even worked once for the Legislature as a lawyer drafting bills for the legislators.

I have had the privilege of working with Senator Charles Clements on many of these issues while he has been in the Legislature. Senator Charles Clements listens hard, thinks hard, makes his own decisions, and then he works hard to do what is best for your readers in your district and the State of West Virginia. His business experience is very helpful.

Our state and our state government have problems. We have those problems because there are not enough legislators like Senator Charles Clements in the Legislature from other parts of West Virginia. I urge your readers to vote in the upcoming election to send Senator Charles Clements back to the Legislature! It will be good for your readers and the rest of West Virginia.


David B. McMahon, J.D.

Charleston, W.Va.