Sean Hornbuckle is a young member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing Cabell County in the 16th district. A graduate of Huntington High School, Hornbuckle received a bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing as well as an MBA from Marshall University.
“I was 26 when I decide to run for office for the first time. Before that I never thought about running until the State Democratic Party approached me. I declined at first because it sort of caught me off guard, plus I didn’t know what it was all about. After a couple months of pondering and the party being persistent, I just kept thinking to myself that our state desperately needed a different voice to represent more people going forward because it was the only way to move WV forward.”
“It was crazy campaigning for the first time! So many bean dinners, chicken dinners, luncheons, parades…just pure chaos. You also have people that you expected to help that didn’t and people you just met that will volunteer for you. The second and third go around was more controlled chaos.” ? Sean Hornbuckle’s Facebook Page
“I love the honor of holding public office and understanding the responsibility of representing so many people. The hardest thing about serving is when you don’t come from a family of wealth or already have an established career trying to build a career, maintain your family lifestyle, and keep up with your community obligations. The ability to impact your neighbor’s lives for the better is priceless.” ? WV Legislative Photography, Photo by Perry Bennet
“We have to have a youthful perspective to understand why our culture has to evolve and adapt in order to maintain and increase population for the health of families and economies. My advice would be to stay true to yourself. Listen to your constituents first, your gut second, then hear what the lobbyists have to say.”? WV Legislative Photography, Photo by Perry Bennet
“If we don’t prescribe to ideologies and have genuine compromise we can be the best state to work, live, and play in, in the country.” ? WV Legislative Photography, Photo by Perry Bennet
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