Candidate profile: Robert Lawrence Fluharty
The 2014 W.Va. primary election is Tuesday, May 13.
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NAME: Robert Lawrence Fluharty
CANDIDATE FOR: U.S. House 2
DUTIES OF THE OFFICE: The U.S. House of Representatives is the lower house of Congress. Each state is represented in the House in proportion to its population. The total number of voting representatives is fixed by law at no more than 435. Each representative serves for a two-year term. The office's salary is $174,000.
BIOGRAPHY: Robert Fluharty is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and WV Air National Guard. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Marshall University and a Graduate Certificate from American Military University. Lifetime resident of WV, he worked 12-years in the medical field and currently works as a licensed WV investigator corroborating the integrity of government employees.
QUESTION & ANSWER: What is the most pressing foreign policy issue, and how would you address it?
"Immigration is a foreign policy issue. America needs to welcome diversity and culture onto its shores. Immigrants built this great country. A clear and logical path to citizenship must be created to promote growth. Light the path so they can see the correct way to become American. Additionally current laws must be enforced to deter illegal entry that benefits nobody."
OTHER CANDIDATES: Fluharty faces Jim Moss, Steve Harrison, Charlotte Lane, Alex X. Mooney, Ken Reed and Ron Walters Jr. in the Republican primary election.
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