Last updated: July 17. 2013 5:58PM - 169 Views
Fred Pace

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Dear Editor:

They are talking about my son and it is hard to hear this. However, I do want to say he has voted since he has been 18 and voted in Virginia.

He lived in Virginia, Liberty University, while getting his degree in Aeronautics/Military Science. He has served in the United States Marines, currently in the West Virginia Air National Guard, youth pastor at his church, all of his family lives here, long history of mining in his family, a miner himself, lived in Boone County when he was not having to attend school, graduated top in his class, member of the NRA and other many qualities.

He is a good dad, son, father, youth pastor, and NON-DRINKING man. He has worked countless hours trying to get all of our voices heard to elected officials and others concerning the importance of Southern West Virginia mining.

He did not agree with Patriot coal cutting health care and was at the Rally. Without coal where will our children, elders, schools, and other things that depend on coal jobs be at? They will not be in this area and it will be just like the 80’s when all of the young people moved to get jobs elsewhere.

Lastly, it is hard as a mom to hear negative things when Larry Barker doesn’t do his research and get his facts straight. Is this the type of representation that we deserve in Boone County?

If he does these things without being certain how he will honesty help Boone County or just vote on bills without doing research? I am proud of my son and Boone County citizens regardless of political affiliation.

Angeal Howell

Van, W.Va.

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