PARKERSBOURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – The West Virginia Home of Delegates District 13 seat is up for grabs within the midterm elections.
WTAP has spoken to each candidates so who you might be deciding between.
Andrea Greer – who calls herself Pink Greer – is the Democrat on the poll.
She stated certainly one of her primary objectives was to battle corruption in Charleston.
“Proper now, our authorities is generally run by lobbyists. Now we have lobbyists who come and provides – mainly, bribe our elected officers to do the job that the lobbyist desires to do moderately than concentrate on the job that individuals wish to do.
Greer stated she would converse out in opposition to corruption and introduce laws banning paying to foyer. To make clear, Greer defined that paid lobbying includes providing politicians materials incentives like cash in the event that they move sure legal guidelines. For instance, it could possibly be to supply a job to a politician when he leaves workplace, to pay for his kid’s faculty schooling, and many others. These are the examples Greer used to make clear.
Its different primary goal can be to assist marginalized communities.
“The very first thing I feel we have to do is ensure all of our households have had sufficient. That they’ve sufficient meals. That they’ve sufficient warmth. That they’ve sufficient shelter. That they’ve sufficient garments. That they’ve had sufficient…as a result of there’s lots of people in our neighborhood who haven’t got sufficient,” she stated.
Greer desires to take a look at laws that might broaden companies for individuals who want them.
Scot Heckert is the Republican on the poll. Its primary goal is infrastructure.
He stated, “…, and throughout West Virginia you’ve got properties which can be in good growth areas that do not have already got water, gasoline, sewer traces, ‘electrical, high-speed infrastructure.
Heckert stated that lack prevents folks from shifting to West Virginia.
Its different primary goal is employment. It means creating extra jobs and sustaining these which can be already there.
“I wish to work on a program to assist help companies which have weathered the storm and household companies which have weathered the storm to remain in enterprise and create jobs within the state.”
Heckert stated he’ll both work with an present program or create his personal to help companies.
He stated he’ll work with employers to search out out what they should develop.
Heckert can be pro-life.
“I’m pro-life within the state of West Virginia and in all places. I want I had sufficient cash and sufficient property to construct a spot large enough to deal with all the youngsters you don’t need,” he stated.
When requested if he would take pro-life motion, Heckert responded by pointing to the sweeping pro-life invoice that the West Virginia legislature had already handed this 12 months.
Greer, alternatively, plans to battle for abortion rights.
“Well being care shouldn’t be one thing to be performed with like a political soccer. Well being is somebody’s life. Well being care is an individual’s safety and their skill to proceed to supply for his or her household – to proceed to dwell the life they wish to dwell,” she stated.
Greer is permitted by Deliberate Parenthood.
With regards to bringing extra folks to West Virginia, Heckert calls again his job plans.
Greer focuses on schooling.
“We do not pay our academics sufficient. They lack the sources they should make profitable forays into schooling. We want to verify these items are taken care of in order that we will begin educating our inhabitants as a result of an informed inhabitants is crucial to a functioning democracy,” she stated.
Past conventional schooling, Greer additionally emphasizes strengthening enterprise schooling.
Requested concerning the economic system, she stated she would converse out on how locals needs to be those employed to construct domestically.
Greer added that she doesn’t settle for “darkish cash” funding.
“I do not take black cash. I do not take cash from company PACs. I do not take cash from anybody however unions, grassroots campaigns like West Virginia Cannot Wait and Mountain Mommas, and my constituents. I will not overlook who I work for after I get to Charleston. I work for the folks,” she stated.
Requested about sources of funding, Heckert stated he was primarily funded by way of grassroots efforts and his largest donors had been neighborhood members. Additionally it is supported by some unions. He additionally talked about that it’s funded by just a few different sources and that some firms and some PACs have additionally helped with funding.
When Greer was requested why she certified, she replied, “I’ve lived a really diverse life. I did loads of various things. I lived paycheck to paycheck, I used to be on welfare, I obtained to the purpose the place I did not want that form of assist…I’ve loads of life expertise and I feel lots of people who go into authorities perhaps haven’t got that form of expertise. They might be just a little safer or protected or cushioned by their cash.
Greer stated she had been an activist for a few years and thought she knew how authorities ought to work.
Greer stated she was defending…
- The setting
- Deliberate parenthood
- The homeless
- And many others.
When requested why he was certified, Heckert stated, “I’m certified to do that job as a result of I understand how to make issues occur with nothing from nothing and I’ve the flexibility to make folks work collectively. to get issues going. …I feel it is about time we obtained any individual on the market working for the folks and that is what I will do is figure for the folks.
When requested to present an instance of how he made one thing out of nothing, Heckert highlighted his background in development, saying that when he labored on the street, he went to a development web site with a handful of staff and ended up with 200 by the tip of the week.
Heckert additionally burdened the significance of collaboration. Particularly, he burdened the significance of working throughout the aisle and that whereas representing solely a part of Wooden County, he desires to work with leaders from throughout the county.
Among the different causes listed by Heckert as factors of curiosity embody…
- Veterans (is an affiliate member of Marine Corps League Detachment 1087)
- Previous folks
- Speechless Kids
Heckert added that he’s a giant supporter of regulation enforcement and first responders.
Beneath is every candidate’s profession and academic background, in response to the candidates.
- Andrea “Pink” Greer
- To prepare dinner
- Home cleansing
- quick meals
- tv work
- And many others.
- Affiliate of Utilized Science Diploma in Digital Media Know-how
- Scottish Heckert
- Yellow Taxi (household enterprise)
- OB Inc. (non-emergency medical transportation household enterprise)
- Development throughout america
- Labored for an organization that constructed coal mines
Election day is November 8.
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