Kump wants to return to W.Va. House position

April 02, 2012
  • Larry Kump
Larry Kump

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. — Larry D. Kump is running unopposed for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates.

He wants to represent the newly formed 59th District, which will include northern and western Berkeley County, and eastern Morgan County.

Kump, 64, a Republican living in Falling Waters, was elected to the House of Delegates in 2010.

Kump said in a news release that his firm conviction that people have a duty to serve and sacrifice inspired him to run again.

He also said he has a passion to protect personal liberties, especially the rights and responsibilities promised to U.S. citizens by the First, Second and 10th Amendments to the Constitution.

Kump said he believes the key to individual and family prosperity is for everyone to seek principled leadership at all levels of government. While doing so, people must work together for a reduction in senseless spending, improvident programs and counterproductive taxes, he said in the release.

Kump serves on the Constitutional Revision, Government Organization, Political Subdivisions and Senior Citzen Issues committees in the Legislature.

Kump has worked as a public administrator, legislative relations specialist, arbitrator, mediator and criminal justice professional. He also is a high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Kump received an associate degree from Hagerstown Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University, and is an honors graduate of the Maryland Correctional Training Academy.

Kump has received the Frostburg State University Alumni Achievement Award, Hagerstown Community College Community Contributions Citation and Maryland Classified Employees Association Member of the Year Award.

Kump has two children, David and Sarah.

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