Harrison County, West Virginia has always been my home. I'm a proud third-generation engineer, and I earned my degree from West Virginia University in 1977. My dad and I started the civil engineering firm Thrasher Engineering in 1983.
We focused on public utility infrastructure, and we grew by doing a good job and getting hired back. I know how hard it can be for our state's small business owners to worry about making payroll. I became so focused on surviving that I grew our little firm, one water and sewer project at a time. I spent a lot of time driving to our beautiful state's communities, counties and public service districts to oversee those projects.
I love this state and I love our people. I was born and raised in West Virginia, educated in West Virginia, raised my children in West Virginia and started my business in West Virginia. I've succeeded and I've failed in West Virginia. But now I'm ready to give back everything I have for the state I love.
The reasons I'm running are simple. We need real leadership to bring jobs and we need to follow President Trump's lead to improve our economy and fight government corruption.