CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A cost management specialist for the Toyota plant in Buffalo has announced he will run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014. Jim Moss, of Hurricane, will campaign for the 2nd Congressional District seat now held by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, who plans to run for Senate.
Moss, a Republican, said he plans to "work for a smaller, less intrusive, federal government that is fiscally responsible" and focus on children's health and education, according to a news release. He wants to lower taxes, loosen regulations on businesses, focus on energy independence, a balanced budget, clean air and water and safe communities, the release states.Moss said he has earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. He is a native of Dunbar.