Welcome to my website – a place for thoughtful discussion about the world in which we live and what we can do to make it a better place today and in the future.
I have spent my career as a journalist, West Virginia’s 29th Secretary of State and now a leading advocate for expanding voting rights to eligible Americans.
We live in a time of constant noise – 24 hour news cycles and social media channels that give everyone a voice. The problem is too often the voices we hear spin a tale of half-truths to fit nicely into a political ideology or advance policy that is not always best for the country.
Through this website, I’ll explore topics of importance and while I may not always have the right answers, the goal is more to provoke thought and honest discussion about the issues and problems facing West Virginia.
In West Virginia, we like to say, “Mountaineers are Always Free”. Freedom though requires hard work, citizen involvement and holding those we elect accountable to do the right thing and not what is politically expedient to serve the interest of elected officials.
Join me in this discussion. Together, we can solve the problems facing our state and improve the lives of all West Virginians.