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West Virginia’s Sen. Capito visits Wildwood Middle School to deliver message to students


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Sen. Shelley Moore Capito watches Erik Parker, 6th grader keyboardist with Wildwood Middle School Mustang Band in Shenandoah Junction Monday morning.
(Journal photo by Ron Agnir)

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va.  — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. told students at Wildwood Middle School Monday the importance of leadership and getting involved in the community, her journey to the Senate and important items currently facing the Senate.

When asked why she decided to get into politics, she said the decision stemmed from her childhood.

“I was raised in politics, and I grew up going to parades, listening to political talks and going around the table with my family talking about current events and things like that,” Capito said. “I got to do some pretty cool things when I was younger. Years later, I decided to throw my hat in the ring and run for the United States House of Representatives for West Virginia. I was a representative for the next 14 years and that was a really good learning experience for me. I have been a senator since 2015, and I am very proud to be the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate (in West Virginia). I think it’s a great thing for young girls to see that this is a position where you can really make a difference.”

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