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Candidate profile: Moore Capito, House of Delegates, 35th District

Moore Capito (R)

Charleston

Education: Duke University, B.A.; Washington & Lee University, J.D.

Occupation: Attorney

Gazette Opinion:

Q: What would you do to ensure that West Virginia protects communities from adverse environmental and public health impacts of the rising natural gas industry?

A: We have to ensure that all parties are part of the conversation. Responsible development of our natural gas resources is critical.

Q: What legislation would you push to diversify West Virginia’s economy?

A: I have pushed for mechanisms to promote our startup economy. I created a bill to establish the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Investment Fund to promote innovation and incentive our entrepreneurs. I introduced an SBIR/STTR bill to provide matching funds to help our small business. We have to embrace this startup trend.

Q: How should West Virginia fund PEIA?

A: We have to take the recommendations of the commission into account. By freezing premiums for the upcoming year we are removing any further burden while giving us time to evaluate all options. Providing our public employees with good insurance is critical to retain and attract individuals into public service.

Daily Mail Opinion:

Q: Do you support the current practice of “civil asset forfeiture,” whereby state law enforcement can seize property from citizens even if they are never charged with a crime?

A: Property rights are fundamental in our civil discourse and must be afforded adequate due process.

Q: Should West Virginia join the 43 other states that allow students to attend public charter schools?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the severance tax on natural gas (currently at 5 percent) be raised, lowered, or kept the same?

A: We cannot raise our severance tax and stay competitive, so I am not in favor of that option.

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    Funerals Today, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Childers, Margaret - 1:30 p.m., Ravenswood Cemetery.

    Duppstadt, David - 11 a.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

    Farris, John - 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

    Lehew, Anna - 2 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

    Manley, Alice - Noon, Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church, Campbells Creek.

    McLaughlin, Gary - 1 p.m., Maranatha Baptist Church, Charleston.

    Siders, Joan - 1 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

    Snead, Ruby - 1 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.