August 02, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Harpers Ferry, WV – The Moore for West Virginia campaign was pleased to host House of Delegates Finance Chairman Eric Nelson and candidate for State Auditor JB McCuskey for a tour of the Harpers Ferry reconstruction efforts with Mayor Vaughn last week.
“I invited Chairman Nelson to Harpers Ferry to further inform the leadership of the state legislature about the progress and additional assistance that is still needed in our beautiful and historic town,” Moore said.
The one-year anniversary of the devastating fire in Harpers Ferry was last week. The fire caused an estimated $3 million in damages and forced many from their homes and businesses.
“The resilience our community has shown in the face of adversity is tremendous,” Moore said. Along with talks of the reconstruction underway, Mayor Vaughn was happy to give the trio some history on Harpers Ferry and the role it played in the Civil War era.
Harpers Ferry brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region every year.
“It often feels like the only thing we get from Charleston is a tax bill,” Moore said. “Our region has unique challenges and I cannot stress enough the importance of pushing the leadership in Charleston to understand the needs of our community as well as the contributions we make to the state’s economy.”
“Riley Moore will make an excellent Delegate. I am proud to fully support his candidacy and will work to provide all available resources to his district,” Chairman Nelson said. Nelson added, “Riley is the type of leader that we look forward to working with on the issues affecting the Eastern Panhandle and our state.”