Joe Statler’s Profile in the Candidate Guide

October 07, 2020

Joe Statler, WV House 51 Candidate.Name: Joe Statler

Office sought: House of Delegates 51st District

Political party: Republican

Age: 67

Residence: Core

Family: Married 42 years to wife Louie, 3 daughters, Michelle, CPA, Kristen, Dr., Marissa, JD, 4 Grandchildren

Education: Graduated from Clay-Battelle High School

Professional experience: Retired from the mining industry and a life long farmer

Political and civic experience: Served 10 years on the Monongolia County Board of Education, 4 years as Vice President, Served 4 years in the WV House of Delegates on House Education (Vice Chair), Fire and EMS (Chair), Roads and Transportation, Energy, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Industry and Labor, Political Subdivisions, and also served on the Education Oversite Joint Committee.

I serve on many community boards: Clark Family Foundation, Mylan Park, Operation Welcome Home, PACE, Olive United Methodist Church Trustees, MPO (Chair), Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee

Why did you decide to seek office? I believe we all should give back to the community and this is one way to serve and make changes in policy that will enrich the lives of every citizen in the State of West Virginia. I also believe in working with others to find solutions to problems we face as a state.

What is the most important issue you believe your office will face in the next year, and how will you address it? There are many issues but one very important one is how COVID intensified the need for better broadband in our state for our students to be able to do remote education and parents to be able to work from home. We need better infrastructure so students and parents do not have to travel outside their home to have internet access. We must identify resources to correct this problem facing all of West Virginia.

Joe Statler.