WV pharmacist vying for congressional seat

May 1, 2014

A West Virginia pharmacist has tossed his hat into the ring for the Republican nomination for Congress in the state’s 2nd District.

A West Virginia pharmacist has tossed his hat into the ring for the Republican nomination for Congress in the state’s 2nd District.

Ken Reed graduated from the West Virginia School of Pharmacy in 1992. He and his wife, Tally, opened Reed’s Pharmacy in Berkeley Springs in 1998.

Reed, a father of four, has put $200,000 of his own money into the campaign.

“I look at it as the seed money to get going and my goal is eventually for them (the people of the 2nd District) to invest in me,” Reed told West Virginia Metro News. “I would like to connect the counties. I would like to get away from this idea that it’s east versus west. It’s one district.”

Reed faces six challengers in the primary. If elected, he promises to use business principles he’s learned operating the pharmacy.

“Being a small businessman, I know how to balance a budget,” he said.  “When you agree to pay for something, it’s on the books at that particular time.  I know how important that is because I know there’s no bailout coming for me.”

The primary election will be held on May 13, 2014.