Candidate Name: Robin Cutlip
What office are you running for?
West Virginia House of Delegates District 44
With which party are you running for office?
November 3, 2020
Why are you running for office?
I am running for office because I am tired of waiting on the voices of my fellow educators to be heard and respected. It is time to put public education back on track in this state. Our students are our future and I plan on protecting the future of West Virginia.
What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
The biggest issue facing my district is the lack of jobs and other opportunities. I plan on writing legislation to add more vocational certifications in our high schools. I plan on working with small businesses to help them stay successful. I will work to promote job fairs as well as find ways to offer job training and job skills to our community.
How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
The first thing we must do to fix the partisan divide in our country is to stop the mentality of us vs. them; Democrat or Republican. We are all humans and should treat one another as such no matter what the color of our skin is; our religion or lack of; no matter who we love; our gender or our financial status. We have to start focusing on the issues that are hurting the people of our country. Until we can build one another up we will continue to drift farther apart. I will put the people of our state first working for them not against them.
Who is your hero?
From the time I was in first grade my hero has always been Harriet Tubman.
What are your hobbies?
My grand kids have become my hobbies.
What is the most recent book you read?
55 Strong Inside the West Virginia Teacher Strike
Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
I have two sons and a step-son. I also have two granddaughters and a grandson. I am not much on house plants, I am pretty sure I have a brown thumb.
How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
The readers can get involved in my campaign by reaching out to me to let me know what their concerns are as well as reaching out to let me know the organizations and groups that are helping our communities. They can also continue to tell people who I am and what I stand for even if they are not in my district because I will be a voice that will be heard for everyone in West Virginia.
What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
Have you ever backed down from a challenge?
I have never backed down from a challenge especially when it comes to helping people who are less fortunate then myself. I became a Special Education teacher because I felt students with disabilities needed someone to be a strong advocate for them. I am a strong West Virginia woman who is not afraid of any challenge. I will stand up for any and all minorities no matter what. I have and always will be an advocate and ally for all.
Post created from answers submitted by candidate to our Meet the Candidate survey.
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