Last updated: July 17. 2013 1:19PM - 136 Views
Jack Latta
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Dear editor:

West Virginians are sadly accustomed to near-daily news stories about various scandals in our state government. Unfortunately, this year has been no different and, in some ways, recent events are demonstrating that the culture of corruption is becoming more pervasive.

The results are deeply disappointing — hurting the morale of our state employees, lowering the level of the services received by our citizens, and further damaging the image of our state in the nation and world.

We know there are thousands of good men and women, our state employees, who are working hard to provide important services for West Virginia’s taxpayers. These employees are toiling on highway crews, providing important services to veterans, educating children, and keeping our families safe. State employees do not deserve the kind of failed leadership they are getting from the career politicians like Earl Ray Tomblin. State employees deserve leadership to be able to perform their jobs without the distractions that come from poor decision-making by corrupt politicians.

As governor, I will clean-up our state government and increase accountability so that we have a state government that is responsive to our citizens, treats everyone fairly, and uses our tax dollars wisely. I have a plan to finally put a stop to the corruption in West Virginia state government.

Working together, we can end the culture of corruption. We should expect better, and we deserve better. The future of West Virginia may depend on it.


Bill Maloney

Candidate for governor

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