John Williams knows that putting an end to the corruption in Charleston is critical. John will create more oversight on public dollars. He won’t be beholden to corporate interests in order to earn campaign contributions and will always put the people of the 51st House District first.
Defend Property Rights
John Williams is appalled that corrupt politicians in Charleston allowed their large corporate donors to write legislation last year that would force landowners to sell their mineral rights against their will. John will fight for land and mineral owners and will never support forced pooling.
Create New Infrastructure
John Williams knows Monongalia County’s infrastructure is not keeping up with its growth. John is working to direct more state funding for building new roads, alleviate traffic and create new opportunities for growth.
Seniors and Working Families
John Williams believes that taxes on West Virginia’s seniors and working families are too high. Joe pledges to remove the tax on social security benefits for our seniors, and he will work hard to reverse the tax cut recently given to West Virginia’s wealthiest people who make over $100,000, replacing it with policies that help working families and seniors.
John Williams is committed to fully funding PEIA. He opposes the cuts to senior care that were made this year in order to provide air conditioning to inmates in state prisons and will fight to restore funding for in-home care for seniors. John believes every West Virginian has a right to healthcare and will stand up to special interests trying to deny coverage for folks with pre-existing conditions.
John Williams knows that education is the only path for our children’s future. John will continue to fight for better pay for teachers and school service personnel, as well as classroom funding -- because it’s the right thing to do. He also will restore funding to colleges and university so that tuition is made more affordable.
John Williams believes in investing in job training and workforce development. John will create training programs for students who don’t plan to attend college but want to learn a skill in order to earn a good wage. John will also fight to restore the prevailing wage to prevent local jobs from hiring out-of-state and foreign workers over West Virginia workers.