Jim Moss, a Putnam County resident and cost management specialist at Toyota’s Buffalo motor plant, announced his candidacy for West Virginia’s 2nd District House of Representatives seat via a press release Monday morning.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, of course, plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2014. That leaves her current seat wide open, and Democrats and Republicans already are lining up their rosters to see who might take Capito’s place.
Moss, a Republican, is a political unknown. On his website, Moss goes against everything from the country’s education system (where “the God of Creation has been replaced by the ‘god”‘of evolutionary chance”) to global climate change
(he doesn’t believe in it)*. If elected, he said he would strive for a “smaller, less intrusive, federal government that is fiscally responsible” and support “the Constitution with all of its amendments.”
*As you can read in the comments below, Moss says he does believe in global climate change, but questions “the models used and how they ignore our environments ability to counteract global warmings effect upon our environment.”