Just by chance, I glanced at Summers County’s the Hinton News, which I receive via mail once a week, and saw a rather long letter to the editor, attacking one candidate for Sheriff and promoting another. That’s not too unusual this time of year, but I noticed the last paragraph contained a quote from myself, as posted here back in February.
I would just like to note that I was making a broader point about small West Virginia counties and the elected position of Sheriff generally with regards to experience and origin, and I was not, nor currently am, supporting any particular candidate. Although I was saying something favorable towards this particular candidate, I was not contrasting this with the current opposition candidate, because at the time there were numerous other candidates running for the party nomination.
Of course, I don’t know that either candidate really wants the support of a criminal defense attorney anyways….
– John H. Bryan, West Virginia Attorney