U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., has made it clear he doesn’t consider himself a career politician. Perhaps not, but he has proven to be a strong public servant.
A professional engineer and successful businessman, McKinley has a no-nonsense approach to problem-solving, using his analytical mind and down-home common sense to guide his decisions.
During his six years representing the First District, McKinley has been a strong advocate for economic development efforts, knowing their value in improving not only the business climate, but quality of life.
David McKinley, a Republican who represents West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District in Washington, D.C., won for the first time in the 2010 campaign, which brought in a wave of conservative representatives.
McKinley, in his sixth year, has placed service over party affiliation.
“One of the things that we have been working on in Washington primarily has been to be effective, not just go over there and be a member but compromise, figure out how to work to get along with people,” McKinley said during a meeting with the Times West Virginian editorial board.
“I have been able to get 11 bills passed out of the House and I got 61 amendments. I didn’t go there just to make noise. I go there to try to get something accomplished.”
Voters in our region of West Virginia made a wise choice six years ago when we sent David McKinley to the U.S. House of Representatives.
President Barack Obama was just beginning his assault on the Mountain State’s economy and on personal freedoms. Obamacare had been enacted, but its full force had not yet come down on Americans.
West Virginia’s First Congressional District had lacked a forceful defender in Congress. We trusted McKinley when he said he would fight for us.
He did that effectively.
Think back just a few years to one of the White House’s attempts to destroy the coal industry and affordable electricity. The Environmental Protection Agency planned crushing new rules on coal ash, a byproduct of generating electricity with that fuel.
McKinley led the fight against that plan — and won.
On a variety of other issues, he has represented West Virginians at a time when few in Washington seemed to care about us.
McKinley is up for re-election this year. Clearly, we should retain him in Congress.
Support for McKinley’s re-election is significant in that it comes from organizations with a wide range of positions on the issues. Often, they differ.
But they agree on McKinley. The Business and Industry Council, United Mine Workers, West Virginians for Life, West Virginia Education Association, Farm Bureau PAC, State Building and Construction Trades Council, National Rifle Association, National Association of Women Business Owners and many others endorse him.
The Intelligencer endorses McKinley, too. We needed him in Washington six years ago — and we need him even more today.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The Dominion Post endorses David B. McKinley for U.S. House of Representatives 1st Congressional District.
During his three two-year terms in the House, he has consistently worked to restore a modicum of civility and bipartisanship in Congress.
In these hyper-partisan times, he, like some of our nation’s earliest presidents, sees partisan politics as one of the greatest dangers to democracy.
Though many of his peers —on both sides of the aisle — in the House would back up his efforts in this regard, a look at some of his most prominent endorsements also supports this notion.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 17, 2016
Contact: Crescent Gallagher
Email: Crescent Gallagher
Morgantown, WV- Today, McKinley for Congress released a dozen endorsements for his 2016 re-election campaign. From the West Virginia Coal Association to National Right to Life, Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. has been endorsed by a wide array of groups representing industries and values important to West Virginia.
“It is humbling to earn the support of so many different organizations. Striving to embody our West Virginia values and traditions has always been my mission in Congress. Now more than ever we need leaders from the local to the national level to fight for the things that make West Virginia great”, stated Congressman McKinley.
“David McKinley has shown that he is exactly the type of leader we need representing us in D.C.”, said Crescent Gallagher, Congressman McKinley’s Campaign Manager. “In the face of a divided and polarized environment in Washington, McKinley has been an effective advocate for West Virginia. He has worked across party lines to get the job done and all these endorsements are evidence for that”.
Congressman McKinley has been endorsed by the following organizations:
- West Virginians for Life
- West Virginia Business and Industry Council
- United Mine Workers of America
- West Virginia Education Association
- West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council
- West Virginia Farm Bureau PAC
- West Virginia Family Policy Council
- Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia
- The National Right to Life committee
- The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund
- National Association of Women Business Owners
- National Association of Wholesalers-Distributors PAC
Morgantown, WV- Newspapers across the district have weighed in on the First District race, and the choice is clear. Congressman David McKinley has completed a clean sweep, earning the endorsement of 9 newspapers from Weirton to Parkersburg to Morgantown.
October 25, 2014
By MIKE MYER , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
October 18, 2014
Voters in our area of West Virginia, the First Congressional District, have had reason to be grateful for our good judgment in sending David McKinley to the House of Representatives.
Morgantown, WV -- This week the McKinley for Congress campaign will launch its third television ad of the election cycle. The ad named, “Chilling” is focused on Obama's policies and the chilling effect they have on West Virginia.