For folks who do not get the Times, how about posting the 400 wd candidate statements the Times ran last week?
Mine is attached..I think it is important that all run, not just mine, so it is clear you are facilitating the political process, not just promoting me.
John Leyzorek Leyzorek Machine & Tool Co 2133 Edray Road Marlinton, West Virginia 24954
304 799 7191
Editor's Note: We await Jesse's and Jamie's statement. email@example.com
I found Pocahontas County in 1987, seeking to build a life and home of peace, freedom, sustainability. I'm blessed with that and more, friends, neighbors, and greatest of all, a family to defend it for and pass it on to.
This may be the year of the non-politician. I have introduced myself to many of you, saying, “I'm running for County Commissioner, but not because I want the job”.
What I do want, if you elect me County Commissioner, is to provide a level of respect for you the citizens, and for what makes our shared home so precious, that I have not seen from most I've watched serve there.
I will defend private property, by moving adoption of the Private Property Protection Resolution that I wrote in 2005, and by opposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which offers no permanent jobs, gas, or gas market for Pocahontas, but threatens our homes and waters.
I will insist that any citizen may address the Commission at any time; I will object to any attempts by the Commission to violate the Open Meetings Act, to exceed its lawful authority, or to do anything that private enterprise and free cooperation can do better...which is most things!
Protecting private property means protecting its use. I oppose any form of zoning or enforceable land use planning by Government. I will oppose higher taxes, and programs that may require raising taxes, since property is not secure, or truly ours if we may lose it to taxes, or if our first concern must be making it pay, not enjoying and preserving, and passing it on.
I will promote the Thousand Ponds voluntary flood mitigation and watershed improvement project
What about “Economic development”? Does this mean highways, office parks and subdivisions? Or that I can get a job to help with the farm, or start a business, and can my kids afford to stay? In my heart I am against the first; in favor of the second. Fortunately the Commission has, and should have, little power over this
Development is not the job of Government. Government's pushing or guiding development is usually oppressive, wasteful, corrupt, and ineffective.
Healthy development comes from protecting freedom, and providing a just and stable rule of law.
If elected I will work hard to protect and improve Pocahontas County for those of us who choose to live here. Now it is up to you.