Republican candidate for 12th District State Senate serving Harrison, Lewis, Gilmer,
Braxton, and Clay counties
I believe in the sanctity of life!
I am 100% Pro Life.
The right to bear and own firearms is not up for debate. I received A ratings from the NRA and
West Virginia Citizens Defense League.
I'm a true fiscal conservative. I'm against waste, over taxation, and I believe tax dollars should be focused right here in WV!
Conservative Zone says Derrick W. Love is a true Republican in every sense of the word, and we encourage all of our friends in WV's 12th District to Vote Love for State Senate.
Central West Virginia's says Derrick is the best choice for fresh, new and strong leadership in the 12th District at a time when leadership is vital to our recovery and survival.
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I am a Lewis County native. I graduated from Lewis County High School in 1999, and West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2003 with a degree in political science and history.
After graduation I began a career in real estate that continues to this day.
I began my real estate career at Greenlee Properties GMAC Real Estate in 2003 as a Realtor. In 2006, I became Sales Manger of GARTON REAL ESTATE, INC. the longest established real estate brokerage in Lewis County. In 2016, I became an agent for ACT IV REALTY, INC. where I presently work with Broker Ida M. Waugh.
My career in real estate has connected me to many people, and created many positive relationships. This experience has prepared me to serve you as your state senator.
I believe in connecting people and places to achieve exceptional development empowers individuals , businesses and organizations to build strong communities that benefit everyone.
West Virginia’s most valuable resource? Our people. I will tour the district collecting the concerns and hopes of our people to reflect in policy the truth of our principles. West Virginia is one family. We are stronger together.
Working together we are always better.
On a personal note, when I'm not busy putting together real estate deals to improve the lives of my clients, I like spending time with friends, visiting state parks, lakes and historical sites in our great state. I meet many tourists, and am always happy to share the great news about West Virginia... we are a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Speaking of family. No matter how busy I am or what's going on I always have time for my wonderful family. As your state senator I will always have time for you.
The road to economic prosperity begins with a ready workforce,and I believe it begins with the 12th District. We are at the heart of West Virginia. Interstate 79 runs through our district bringing travelers, commerce and opportunity. We must seize on this advantage for our district that many others don't have available.
It also comes from building positive relationships within our community and outside of our community.
This is a lesson I learned serving on the Lewis County Republican Executive Committee, the West Virginia Republican Executive Committee, Lewis County Fire Board, West Virginia Law Enforcement Committee and the West Virginia Association of Realtors Board of Directors,among others.
As a community and a state we must open doors for our young people in academics, technical training and very importantly life skills to adapt to changing workplace requirements and the development of new business and industries in our great state.
Many young people today are bucking the traditional college pathway,and are seeking other avenues through career training in skills like welding,carpentry, auto repair,and many others. We need to support our young people in their pursuit of these careers.
Our future starts today!
Building these pathways to ensure our citizens have employment moving into the 2020's and beyond is imperative. This is an issue I will champion.
With a ready and willing workforce we will be ready to answer the first question many businesses have... are there people ready and available to work. We will be able to say truthfully and securely "YES, WE DO!"
We, as West Virginians, face many unique obstacles in our daily lives those from other states do not encounter.
We need improved broadband coverage across the state. This tool is something businesses looking to relocate to the Mountain State expect to be available. This is an understandable expectation as most of us use cellphones and the Internet daily for work and personal matters.
Our roads are in need of quite serious repair in many places. I know traveling the streets and roads of the 12th District I have seen many areas where repairs are needed for potholes, hill side slips, and plain old resurfacing due to age and long-term use.
Our struggle with opioid addiction is always front and center.
In many way I believe we have failed to properly serve our residents suffering from this addiction by not directly addressing the causes of their dependence on these drugs from a societal standpoint.
I truly believe many of these victims fall into the cycle of addiction not through looking for a "quick fix" but rather are looking for a place in society that will accept them. Thus they fall into a dangerous lifestyle of using opioids illegally.
We need to address the mental health aspect of addiction in greater and deeper measures. More and longer jail terms will not cure the addiction problem.
Available and dependable water supplies are another issue many West Virginians face each day. This is an issue that no person should have to face in 2020.
I will work tirelessly and without fail on these issues and the many others we as a district and state are facing.
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