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Former assistant prosecutor to run for House of Delegates

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) A former Raleigh County assistant prosecutor has announced his intention to run for the West Virginia House of Delegates. 

As a Republican, Brandon Steele will seek Democratic Del. Ricky Moye's seat in the 29th District. 

The former prosecutor has also spent several years in private practice, where he will continue to work has he launches his campaign. 

In an interview with WVVA News on Tuesday, he said he hopes to use his experience on the ground to make decisions in Charleston that will not only improve the state's drug crisis but the economy. 

"We have a crime problem. We have a drug problem. And we have a jobs problem. What I see is a lot of people working hard here, but people in Charleston who are supposed to be representing our interests are sitting on $32,000 couches and renaming bridges." 

As someone who has worked in the judicial system, Steele hopes to help update antiquated laws to better address conditions on the ground. Some of those changes include updated laws to keep habitual offenders off the streets and tools to help local neighborhood watches succeed.

"The legislators need to give people in the community to combat this stuff. This is something I can do given the fact that I've had to combat this myself in the community."

A former Marine, Steele lives in Beckley with his wife, Brianne, and five children.
 

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