Veterans declare for federal office

Several West Virginia veterans of the armed services have launched campaigns for the United States House of Representatives over the last few months, possibly ending West Virginia's current streak of failing to send any veterans to Washington.

West Virginia boasts the 5th largest percentage of veterans of any state in the United States, according to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, approximately nine percent as of 2015. Yet, none of the five elected members of Congress (two senators and three representatives) have served in the military.

Aaron Scheinberg