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West Virginia Senate District 14


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Party: Republican

Age: 53

Residence: Moorefield, WV

Education: Bachelor of Science from West Virginia University in Resource Management and Economics

Political and Civil Experience: I was elected Hardy County Commissioner in 2001 and served 18 years. I had the honor and privilege of serving on every board, a county commissioner was required to serve on, during my trenure. While representing Hardy County, I served on the West Virginia Association of Counties Board, we always kep up with new legislation affecting counties. I also served as a board member on the West Virginia Insurance Risk Pool which provides insurance for all 55 counties in the State of West Virginia. Locally, I am a Moorefield Lions Club member of almost 20 years, as well as a member of the Hardy County Rod & Gun Club. Since 11 years of age, I have picked bluegrass banjo with my family bluegrass band and friends performing all over the state. I am a member of the Moorefield Church of the Brethren.


Profession: I am a third generation farmer. I live on the family farm with my lovely wife Stacy of 20 years. We have two beautiful children, our daughter Makenzie, and our son William. We raise 700,000 broiler chickens per year and have 65 head of brood cows. I have also owned and operated Keplinger Shavings, a successful business that provides animal bedding for farm animals.


Proud to be endorsed by: AFL-CIO and the West Virginia Farm Bureau

As your State Senator I will work for the citizens of Grant, Hardy, Tucker, Mineral, Preston and Taylor Counties, to help promote a better way of life through my work in the State Legislature. Our State needs better infrastructure. Better roads create highways to success. More and better jobs will help our children lead more productive and successful lives. It takes a team to accomplish these goals and burning desire to make things happen. I have what it takes!

Please Vote Wm. J.R. Keplinger for State Senate District 14


**  Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 **