Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 12, 2004
GradPAC Chairman Shawn N. Olds, on behalf of hundreds of fellow service academy graduates, extended congratulations to Monty Warner on his victory in Tuesday’s West Virginia Republican gubernatorial primary.
Colonel (Retired) Monty Warner defeated 10 other primary opponents to secure the Republican nomination for governor. Warner will now face Joe Manchin, III in the November general election.
“Monty Warner had demonstrated a lifetime of selfless service to community and country. As a career army officer, businessman and entrepreneur, he has illustrated his commitment to empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential. He has also demonstrated in resounding fashion that he has the vision and perspicacity to lead West Virginia as its next Governor,” said GradPAC Chairman Olds.
Olds continued, “Monty’s ideas about how to address unemployment and underemployment; tax reform; tort reform; educational improvements and initiatives; and statewide economic development have clearly resonated throughout each of West Virginia’s 55 counties. Additionally, in a time of war, a seasoned military veteran like Monty Warner will work tirelessly with state and federal leaders to ensure that the health, welfare, safety and combat readiness of West Virginia’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guard are paramount to partisanship. As the consummate soldier-statesman, he will also work to ensure the safety, security and peace of mind of the citizens of his state.”
Warner graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978. For the next 25 years, he served with great honor and distinction as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army. Before retiring with the rank of colonel in June 2003, Warner served two tours of duty at the Pentagon, two tours in South Korea and two years as the Inspector General of the West Virginia National Guard.
Colonel Warner’s family also has a long history of service in government, politics and elected office. His father Brud served in the West Virginia House of Delegates and also served as a magistrate in Kanawha County. Warner’s brother Kasey is the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia. His brother Buffy is a former West Virginia State Senator, and his brother Kris is the chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party.
Warner is currently the President of the Square at Falling Run, a planned town center in Morgantown, West Virginia, which combines the best in housing, office, shopping, dining and entertainment. The town center will create 2,200 permanent and temporary jobs and generate $239 million in tax revenue in the first 30 years.
Warner and his wife Janie have three children and currently reside in Charleston, West Virginia.
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GradPAC is a national non-partisan political action committee comprised of graduates of West Point, Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. GradPAC holds as its mission the support of fellow service academy graduates who have served their nation with distinction and honor in uniform and now seek election to the U.S. House, U.S. Senate or the Presidency of the United States. For more information, log onto http://www.GradPAC.org or contact Thomas J. Ratcliff, GradPAC Press Secretary, at (866) GRADPAC.