CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s son, Moore Capito, signed pre-candidacy papers to run for the House of Delegates next year in Kanawha County.

Capito, 33, filed in the Secretary of State’s office Tuesday morning. He plans to be a candidate in the 35th Delegate District.

Moore Capito and his wife Katie outside the Secretary of State's Office Tuesday.


Moore Capito and his wife Katie outside the Secretary of State’s Office Tuesday.

“He’s very interested in serving and I hope that he has great success. It’s a great district—we’ll see what happens,” Capito said Tuesday on MetroNews “Talkline.”

Capito’s mother served two terms in virtually the same district that covers the South Hills area of Charleston and South Charleston in the late 1990s before running for the U.S. House in 2000.

Sen. Capito’s nephew, Riley Moore, previously announced his candidacy for a House of Delegates seat in the eastern panhandle.

“I think they are inspired by the generations before them, I hope,” Sen. Capito said. “I did ask them both, ‘What about those sleepless nights that you saw me? Does it look that great?’ But they’ll be fine. They’ll do well.”

The two are the grandsons are former West Virginia governor and congressman Arch Moore.

The official filing period for next year’s election begins in January.

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