CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A retired member of the U.S. Navy and the West Virginia Army National Guard wants residents of the state’s 1st Congressional District to consider supporting him in this year’s primary election.
Scott Fuller is among the Republicans challenging U.S. Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va., in the May 10 election. Miller is seeking her third congressional term.
Fuller said his service with the West Virginia Army National Guard allowed him opportunities to see West Virginia’s potential and people.
“During my career, I was able to travel throughout the state, and many times, part of that travel was responding to flood waters in mostly the southern part of West Virginia,” he said recently on “MetroNews Talkline.”
“I was able to interact with the people of the community during the worst of times, and I saw a spirit in the people of West Virginia that I don’t think a lot of people get to see. When we were there helping them, they were more concerned about making sure all the troops that were there helping them were taken care of.”
Fuller said his military experience prepared him for serving as a public official.
“I was overseas in combat having to make decisions, and I think that bodes well for going to Congress and dealing with decisions up there based on the stressful decisions I had to make as a military officer,” he said.
Fuller said he would use his position to promote West Virginia’s fossil fuels, including coal and natural gas. He noted he opposes the new infrastructure law — arguing it does not do enough to address infrastructure needs — and supports investigating the January 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol, but contended former President Donald Trump should not bear any responsibility for his supporters storming the legislative building.
Election Day is May 10.