Higginbotham announces re-election bid

MASON COUNTY — Delegate Joshua Higginbotham (R-13th) will be running for re-election in 2018.

Higginbotham, who represents the 13th District in the House of Delegates 13th District announced his bid on Tuesday. The 13th District encompasses parts of Putnam, Mason and Jackson counties.

“A lot of thought and prayer went into my decision to run for office again,” said Higginbotham. “Being a public servant makes it difficult to balance time with family, but it’s worth it when I get to help people in the community I love.”

Higginbotham is the son of Putnam County business owners, Kurt and Trina Higginbotham. He graduated from Poca High School in 2014 and will be graduating from the University of Charleston in December 2017 with degrees in History and Political Science. He currently serves on the following House Committees: Education, Energy, Small Business and Economic Development, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, and Interstate Cooperation.

In a statement, Higginbotham said, after serving as the youngest member in the Legislature, it became clear to him the work being done to help other young people in the state should continue for another term.

“Our strong conservative message is making West Virginia a more suitable environment for job creation and economic development,” he said.

During the past legislative session, Higginbotham states he “focused in on improving internet speed and access for rural communities in his district, reforming and supporting a growing healthcare industry, and securing freedoms for every West Virginian in the areas of education, lower government spending, and the Second Amendment.”

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