Martinsburg Journal Candidate Profile: Riley Moore for State Treasurer

Why Are You Running For Office: I am running to bring transparency, accountability, and modernization to the Treasurer's office. I am running on term limits. The current Treasurer has been there for twenty-four years. These offices are not lifetime appointments. There has been millions of dollars lost in investments and not a word from the Treasurer. It's the people's money and there must be more transparency and accountability. Lastly the office must be modernized to work for all West Virginians, not just a select few.

Identify The Most Pressing Issues Relevant To The Position You Are Seeking And How You Would Address Them: If I were elected State Treasurer my three guiding principles of change for the office would be:

Accountability: I am calling for a top-to-bottom audit of the State Treasurer’s office. I am committed to returning as much money back to our taxpayers. We need to right size government in West Virginia. We cannot have a growing government and a shrinking population. Nevertheless, that is exactly what is happening in the Treasurer’s office. I am campaigning on introducing term limits for constitutional offices in West Virginia to guarantee more accountability.

Modernization: I am proposing a “blue collar” educational savings account. There is currently one for college, but what about our young people that are joining the labor workforce? If you can use college savings accounts for books and computers than why can’t we have a saving account that help people save for tools, equipment and certifications in a given trade? I am calling this the “Jump Start Savings Plan”.

Transparency: The State Treasurer oversees the investments of the state of West Virginia. That’s a big and important job. But today, few people outside of state government have any idea what we have invested in or how our investments are performing. Working with the Auditor, I will add a page to that tracks our state’s investments and makes it easier for West Virginians to decide whether or not the Treasurer is handling their money responsibly. It’s your money, you deserve to know what is happening with it.

What Makes You Best Suited To Serve Your Constituents: During my time in public office, I always made accessibility a cornerstone of public service. No one understands the issues of the state better than the people. In that spirit, I want all the readers of this publication to have my personal email, [email protected]. I hope to hear from you all during the campaign and also if elected.

What Separates You From Other Candidates: I am the only candidate in this race that has leadership experience in the private and public sector. I am also the only candidate with a conservative record and the only candidate that supports President Trump.

How Do You Plan To Work With People Who Have Different Views Than Your Own: I have a proven record of working with those of differing views to accomplish what is best for the people of West Virginia. If elected, I will continue to work in the interest of the people of our great state and move us toward a brighter future.

Riley Moore Personal Biography
Party: Republican

Age/Location: 39, of Harpers Ferry

Occupation: Director, Textron

Married, Children: Married to my wife Mina. We have a 2-year-old daughter, Lena and another daughter coming this June!

How Long Have You Lived In The Area: Seven years.

Relevant Experience Serving The Community: I am a former Jefferson County Delegate in the West Virginia State Legislature. I am a member of the Sheperdstown Rotary Club, Shepherdstown Community Club and the local Sons of the American Revolution.

Campaign Website:

Paid for Moore for West Virginia

Treasurer, Arch A Moore III