- Associated Press - Saturday, April 23, 2016

Five Democrats and two Republicans are seeking their parties’ nominations in West Virginia’s 2nd congressional district race on May 10.

The candidates are:

DEMOCRAT

Mark Hunt

Age: 56

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: Attorney.

Political experience: Served 14 years in the West Virginia House of Delegates, 1995-2000, 2005-06, 2009-14. Lost in 2006 U.S. House primary.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, University of Charleston; master’s degree, Marshall University; law degree, University of the District of Columbia.

Endorsements: West Virginia AFL-CIO.

Campaign: https://markhuntforcongress.com

Tom Payne

Age: 70

Hometown: Martinsburg

Occupation: Attorney

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, U.S. Military Academy; law degree, University of Dayton.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: https://www.facebook.com/RThomasPayne

Harvey Peyton

Age: 66

Hometown: Nitro.

Occupation: Attorney

Political experience: None.

Education: Law degree, West Virginia University

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: https://www.peytonforcongress.org

Cory Simpson

Age: 38.

Hometown: Charleston

Occupation: Major, operations officer for legal detachment, U.S. Army Reserve.

Political experience: None.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Transylvania University; Law degree, West Virginia University; Master’s of law, The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Endorsements: Teamsters union Local 175, Vote Vets PAC.

Campaign: https://www.corysimpson.com

Robin Wilson

Age: 73

Hometown: Spencer

Occupation: Retired teacher/social worker.

Political experience: Lost in state Senate general election, 2014.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Glenville State College.

Endorsements: None.

Campaign: https://renew-wv.org

REPUBLICAN

Alex Mooney

Age: 44

Hometown: Charles Town.

Occupation: Member, U.S. House.

Political experience: Elected to U.S. House, 2014. Maryland state senator, 1999-2010. Maryland Republican Party chairman, 2010-13.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Dartmouth.

Endorsements: Tea Party Express PAC, West Virginia Farm Bureau, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, National Rifle Association, West Virginia Right to Life, West Virginia Business & Industry Council, National Mining Association PAC.

Campaign: www.mooneyforcongress.com

Marc Savitt

Age: 61

Hometown: Kearneysville

Occupation: Owner, mortgage company.

Political experience: None

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Kean University.

Endorsements: Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Mortgage Professionals.

Campaign: www.savittforcongress.com


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