For Immediate Release:
August 11, 2015
SELF-SERVING REPUBLICAN DELEGATE J.B. MCCUSKEY ANNOUNCES RUN FOR AUDITOR
SELF-DEALING AND ATTACKING WEST VIRGINIA FAMILIES ARE HIS TOP PRIORITIES
Republican Delegate J.B. McCuskey announced his run for state auditor today and despite his votes against hardworking families, self-dealing, and self-serving politics he believes that he can “help move West Virginia forward.”
If by moving West Virginia forward he means gutting wages by repealing prevailing wage and cutting pensions for public schools and state employees then his goal is the same as every other Republican candidate, and that is to take our state backwards and take from the hardworking families of West Virginia.
Not only do the best interests of West Virginia families not make his priority list, but self-serving politics and his personal career take the number one spot.
On March 3, 2015, Delegate McCuskey voted for House Bill 2688, a bill allowing natural gas drillers to take propertyfrom mineral rights owners whether they like it or not.
According to Steptoe & Johnson’s attorney profile, McCuskey is paid to represent issues relating to oil and gas. “Ligating oil and gas lease issues related to royalty and bonus payments” is listed under his “Key Experience” and according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, McCuskey has accepted thousands of dollars in contributions from the oil and gas industry.
“Any time a Republican declares a run for office West Virginia families are at risk,” said Belinda Biafore, Party Chair. “Not only has Delegate McCuskey attacked their well-being with his votes, but he has proven to put self-serving politics and his own self-interest before West Virginians.”