King: A Vote for the People

West Virginia House of Delegates Republican Candidate Dylan King.

WESTON — Interested in politics since the early age of eight, Republican candidate Dylan King has decided to run for the West Virginia House of Delegates for the 46th District.  

Throughout the years, King said he realized most individuals are being left out of the political system. “Many feel like they have no say in the decisions made in Charleston or Washington D.C.,” King explained. He feels that politicians should always make themselves available to the public and be the voice of their constituents. King stated, “I want to be that voice for Lewis and Upshur counties.”  

Voters can expect King will defend their Second Amendment right and more importantly he said, the unborn. King said he will also stand up against animal abuse and will support any effort to harshen the penalties for criminals. “My strong Pro-Life and Pro-Gun platform separates me from my Democratic opponents,” King explained. Separating himself from his primary opponents, King has strong stances on the tax system, as well as openness to change and new ideas. For example, he supports the lowering and/or elimination of personal property tax, income tax, death tax, capital gains tax, and several others. 

King has also signed a Tax Protection Pledge, saying that if elected, he will not support any measures to raise taxes. King wants to help protect small businesses, as well as help bring new job opportunities to our state. King also supports the legalization of medicinal marijuana. King expressed, “Unlike many candidates, the public can expect me to be available when it comes to concerns, questions, and/or suggestions.”  

King graduated Salutatorian from Lewis County High School in 2018 and is currently studying Psychology and Pre-Law/Legal Studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College. King comes from a background in entrepreneurship, as his parents own and operate two small businesses in Lewis County: King’s Electric and the Oil Spot in Weston. King also expressed he is the only candidate who has a background in American Government. “I believe my young age will give the people of West Virginia a new outlook on ideas.” 

Although King is firm in his ideas and stances, he assured that he’s always interested in listening to suggestions that better the community. “Unlike most politicians, I do not claim to always have the right answer, so I enjoy hearing others in the community…I want to make a change and I will not be afraid to cross party lines to do it,” King expressed.   

King is opposed by Libertarian Mike Lockard, Democratic candidates Bob Stultz and Brittany Barlett, and Republican candidates Adam Burkhammer and Steve Moneypenny.  

King would like to express to voters going into the election that he truly wants to be their voice. “I want to be the change for Lewis and Upshur Counties… I have the passion and all the qualifications necessary for the job,” expressed King.  He is enthusiastic about the people in Lewis and Upshur being a part of the process by exercising their right to vote and is hopeful for a great turn out on May 12.


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