- Associated Press - Saturday, April 26, 2014

Seven Republicans and two Democrats are seeking their parties’ nominations in West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district race on May 13.

The candidates are:

DEMOCRAT

Nick Casey

Age: 60

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: attorney, accountant.

Political experience: chairman, West Virginia Democratic Party, 2004-10.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Kentucky. Law degree, West Virginia University.

Endorsements: West Virginia Bankers’ Association, National Electrical Contractors Association, West Virginia Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, West Virginia AFL-CIO, West Virginia Education Association.

Campaign: www.nickcaseyforwv.com

Meshea L. Poore

Age: 38

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: Attorney.

Political experience: Appointed in 2009 to state House of Delegates seat. Won election in 2010, re-elected in 2012.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Howard University. Law degree, Southern University Law Center.

Endorsements: Women Under Forty PAC, Women’s Campaign Fund.

Campaign: www.mesheaforwv.com

REPUBLICAN

Robert Lawrence Fluharty

Age: 40

Hometown: Charles Town

Occupation: Private investigator.

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Marshall University.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: http://www.fluharty4wv.org

Steve Harrison

Age: 47

Hometown: Cross Lanes

Occupation: Bank vice president.

Political experience: State senator, 2003-06, served in House of Delegates from 1993-2002.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Brown University.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: http://www.electsteveharrison.com

Charlotte Lane

Age: 65

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: Attorney.

Political experience: Served three terms in the House of Delegates. Former state Public Service Commission chairman and former member of the International Trade Commission.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Marshall University. Law degree, West Virginia University.

Endorsements: West Virginia Associated Builders and Contractors, West Virginia Coal Association, West Virginia Farm Bureau.

Campaign: http://www.laneforwv.com

Alex X. Mooney

Age: 42

Hometown: Charles Town.

Occupation: Owner, AXM Consulting.

Political experience: Maryland state senator, 1999-2010. Maryland Republican Party chairman, 2010-13.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Dartmouth.

Endorsements: Citizens United, Family Research Council, Home School Legal Defense Association PAC, National Association for Gun Rights, National Right to Work, Citizens United, Campaign for Working Families, CatholicVote.org.

Campaign: www.mooneyforcongress.com

Jim Moss

Age: 50

Hometown: Hurricane

Occupation: Cost management specialist, Toyota Motor Manufacturing

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Master’s degree, University of South Carolina.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: http://jimmossforcongress.weebly.com

Ken Reed

Age: 45

Hometown: Berkeley Springs

Occupation: Pharmacist.

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, West Virginia University.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: www.reed4wv.com

Ron Walters Jr.

Age: 29

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: Financial consultant.

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, West Virginia University. Master’s degree, University of London.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: http://www.ronwaltersforcongress.com/

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