Jul 28

Does It Take a Village to Raise a Bunny Rabbit?

From the Charleston, West Virginia “Daily Mail” newspaper, and to all of the Elmer Fudds out there: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Delegate wants Legislature to reconsider animals bill By Whitney Burdette, Capitol reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although the Dangerous Wild Animals Act hasn’t completed the rule making process, one state delegate would like to see …

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Jul 24

“Bureaucrats Gone Wild!” Law Challenged

This has been sent via certified mail to the West Virginia Governor: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Building 1 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East Charleston, West Virginia 25305 24 July 2014 Re: Special Legislative Session Request on HB 4393 Dear Governor Tomblin, Should you convene another special session of the Legislature in 2014, please give due diligence …

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Jul 14

Eight Important Votes!

At the request of Tom Price, one of my constituents, I have put together a list of eight specific votes by the West Virginia House of Delegates during the 2014 sessions (includes extended & special sessions), all of which I believe are noteworthy. In addition to the vote totals and status of each bill (legislative …

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Apr 30

First Voter

Delegate Larry D. Kump, District #59 (Berkeley-Morgan Counties) was the first Berkeley County voter in the May 2014 Primary election.

Apr 26

The League of Liberty (& Life)

  “Heroes for Hire”, a Christian group who works with children, were proud to pose with Delegate Larry D. Kump! The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL PAC) has endorsed Delegate Larry D. Kump for the 2014 Primary Election to the West Virginia House of Delegates. Dr. Wanda Franz, President of West Virginians for …

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Feb 11

Working Together (with a Puppy) to Stay Independent

“Facing a declared Primary election opponent, I nevertheless have been persuaded to be a candidate for re-election as a Delegate in the West Virginia Legislature in 2014. This decision was made because of my firm conviction and personal passion to continue to be an independent voice on behalf of our personal liberties and responsibilities. Especially …

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Feb 10

A Straight Shooter

State Delegate Larry  D. Kump is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and has sponsored the West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, supports Constitutional Carry (means the 2nd Amendment is your carry permit) and will always fight to preserve your right to keep and bear arms.


“Do You Own Your Own Blood?”

Photo: Delegate Kump has introduced legislation (HB 4223, Judiciary Committee) to protect your 4th Amendment Rights in WV.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>In 2013 the West Virginia State Legislature passed legislation that allows a police officer to force you to submit to a blood test without a warrant.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Or give up your driver's license for at least 45 days!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>This law was already judged un Constitutional in Missouri, and is a clear violation of your 4th Amendment Protection of your "person, papers and possessions" </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>For if your blood is not your property, what is?
Delegate Kump has introduced legislation(HB 4223, Judiciary Committee) to protect your 4th Amendment Rights in WV. In 2013 the West Virginia State Legislature passed legislation that allows a police officer to force you to submit to a blood test without a warrant.Or …give up your driver’s license for at least 45 days!This law was already judged un Constitutional in Missouri, and is a clear violation of your 4th Amendment Protection of your “person, papers and possessions”For if your blood is not your property, what is?

Feb 09

Summer in the State House

Jan 31

The Voice of “Reason”

“Individualist in the Oddest Place” by John Dentinger (a free lance writer in Los Angeles) Condensed from “Reason” magazine, “Spotlight”, November 1986 When he recently took up genealogy, Larry D. Kump was thrilled to find that he is a kinsman of Patrick Henry. The last place you’d expect to find Henry’s literal or spiritual descendent …

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Dec 17

Pumphandle, West Virginia News

It’s a slow day in the small village of Pumphandle, West Virginia. Times are tough. The streets are deserted. Everyone is in debt, and most of the local folks are living on credit. A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk. He tells …

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Dec 10

About the West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 & the West Virginia Legislature

About West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 & the West Virginia  Legislature West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 includes precincts # 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 52, and 55 in Berkeley County and precincts # 21, 23, 24, and 25 in Morgan County. Visit WV Secretary of State for more information …

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Jul 22


It is possible that my recent radio interviews on Saturday morning at Shepherd College (Elliot Simon’s “Common Sense” broadcast) and in Huntington on Monday morning (“The Tom Roten Show”) have not been well received by some political party leaders and their ilk. During both programs and when I was asked if I intended to fade …

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Jul 21

On the Way to “Betty’s”

Last Saturday at 9:00 AM, I was a guest on Elliot Simon’s “Common Sense” radio broadcast from Shepherd University, and also had accepted his invitation to join him earlier that morning for breakfast at “Betty’s” restaurant. And so it was that morning, while walking through the West Virginia village of Shepherdstown, that an elderly couple …

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Jul 11

Returning & Reporting on the Power Crisis

First Energy/Potomac Edison Leaders: The return of electrical power to my home yesterday evening, after its unexpected failure for approximately 48 hours, as a result of such a sudden and violent storm, reminded me anew of how much I take for granted. I also stand all amazed that you and your associates were able to …

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Jul 02

More on “This Affects All of Us!”

Bob, The Farm Bureau public forum yesterday went well, with over 100 people participating. There also was an extensive front page newspaper story about it printed the next day (Tuesday, July 1st) by the local Martinsburg “The Journal” newspaper. The Farm Bureau is continuing to have meetings on this issue across West Virginia and America. …

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Jun 26

This Affects All of Us!

There will be an important and urgent meeting at 7:00 PM, Monday, June 30th, at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds. Hosted by the Berkeley County Farm Bureau, this meeting is all about the proposed new regulations by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that, if enacted, will have tremendous and horrendous impact on each and …

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Jun 05

Quis Custodiet Ipos Custodes?

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes” is an ancient Latin phrase, which means “who watches the watchers?”. Our federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created by Congress to watch over the environment on our behalf, but who is watching the EPA? Fortunately, the West Virginia Farm Bureau has published a dire warning, that the EPA’s recently issued …

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Jun 04

New Town Councilor

Christopher Stewart (left), newly appointed to fill a vacancy in the Hedgesvile Town Council, is administered the Oath of Office by West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump (right), District #59 (Berkeley-Morgan counties)

May 23

What Now?

In the aftermath of the recent West Virginia Primary elections, lots of friends and associates have asked me, “What now?”. Truly, it has been both a sacrifice as well as a privilege to serve as a citizen legislator in the West Virginia House of Delegates. It also will continue to be my duty and responsibility …

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May 20

What about Corridor H?

A recent editorial in my home area “Journal” newspaper wondered why there has been such foot-dragging (since 1965) on the completion of the Corridor H Interstate Highway, which would link I-81 in Virginia with I-79 in West Virginia. Inquiring Mountaineer minds also want to know the answer to this question, inasmuch as the completion of …

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