He owned the largest CPA firm in Nicholas County for 26 years, was chief financial officer for Bright of America, director of finance for Wetterau, manager of corporate accounting for Fox Grocery and a staff accountant for Price Waterhouse.
He studied civil engineering at a community college, worked for Brown & Root building base camps for the military in Bosnia, and later in base camp operations in Uzbekistan. He owns a concrete contracting business.
This is the salt of the earth, the backbone of America.
Like the front-runners of both parties, these are the people who, with their work ethic and their common sense, make America work.
That so many of them would stick their necks out to change the course of the country tells me that many West Virginia voters are fired up as well.
I hope Democrats and Republicans turn out in droves on Aug. 28, select their strongest, and fight it out until Nov. 2.
If you're concerned about America, stand up and vote your convictions.
All the candidates are, and I salute them for it.
Maurice is editorial page editor of the Daily Mail. She may be reached at 348-4802 or ha...@dailymail.com.