(April 24, 2016, Huntington, WV) Libertarians are on a roll in Cabell County, as Jeremy Jarvis enters the race for County Clerk, joining James Copley for Sheriff.
Jarvis, a rail traffic controller at CSX Corporation and graduate student in Technology Management at Marshall University, believes the quest for smaller government and greater liberty has particular resonance in local government. “Voters deserve a choice in November at all levels of government, federal, state, and local,” said Jarvis, an almost lifelong resident of Cabell County. “The office of County Clerk is where many citizens interact with the rules and regulations most directly affecting their everyday lives,” said Jarvis. “I would be an advocate for smaller, less intrusive, and more service-oriented government, where public officials and employees treat every county resident as if he or she were a highly-prized customer in a competitive marketplace,” he added.
In running for County Clerk, Jarvis joins a growing Libertarian ballot in Cabell County, which would include Copley for Sheriff as well as Zane Lawhorn of Mercer County for U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District. Also appearing on the county ballot in November would be the Libertarian Party’s slate of six statewide candidates: David D. Moran of Preston County for Governor, Karl Kolenich of Upshur County for Attorney General, John Buckley of Hardy County for Secretary of State, Brent West of Wood County for Treasurer, Brent Ricketts of Jefferson County for Auditor, and Buddy Guthrie of Monongalia County for Commissioner of Agriculture. The Libertarian Party of West Virginia is now the third-largest political party in the state in terms of registered voters.
Jarvis holds a Regents Bachelor of Arts from Marshall (2014) and has earned IT Certifications in a number of applications. Prior to his current 10-year tenure at CSX, he served as a security officer and in operations support for the Transportation Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Arlington, Virginia. He is a volunteer for the Tri-State Literacy Council at Cabell Public Library, assisting adult learners develop math skills in preparation for their high school equivalency exams. He attended the WVU Institute of Technology in Montgomery, WV, from 1998-2000 and WVU in Morgantown for the fall semester of 2000.
“Like everyone, I recognize that West Virginia has a number of pressing problems,” says Jarvis, “prominently among them the financial stress on local governments in a struggling economy.” “Citizens, however, are struggling as well,” he added, “and I will represent the Libertarian perspective that smaller government is better government and that citizens working together voluntarily can solve problems better than impersonal, inflexible government mandates.”
The Libertarian Party of West Virginia (LPWV) will hold its state nominating convention on Saturday, May 7, at the Days Inn and Conference Center in Flatwoods.