John Hardy was born and raised in the Eastern Panhandle of WV in both Jefferson and Berkeley Counties. He is a graduate of Jefferson High School and an Army Veteran. He is a local small business owner, having been at the helm of Stephens Painting & General Contracting for the past twenty-seven years. John has always been active in the community. John resides in Berkeley County with his wife Sally. They have two daughters, Megan & Molly, who both study at West Virginia University.
John is a Republican Member of the WV House of Delegates and has served two terms in the WV House. He was first elected in 2018, and re-elected in 2020. He is seeking re-election for a third term. During his two terms serving in the WV, John has worked on legislation to make WV a better place to live, work, and raise a family. In addition, he has strived to help the Eastern Panhandle with specific issues unique to our area. Serving on the House Finance Committee for the past two terms has helped John to focus on making our Government more fiscally conservative so that we can focus our attention on economic growth. He has sponsored legislation to bring real estate excise tax revenue back to growth counties instead of to the state's general fund. This allows growth counties in the Eastern Panhandle to benefit from the sale of real estate within their county. John also worked to bring more Magistrates to Berkeley County to alleviate the case load issue with our magistrates. In addition, he has supported pay raises for our state workers each term in office and recently supported legislation aimed at locality pay for our State Police and other state employees such as teachers and CPS workers.
John is a staunch advocate of the 2nd amendment, Pro-Life, and fiscally conservative. He is seeking reelection to continue the important work of making our state and our Eastern Panhandle a great place to live. John is always accessible to constituents and is happy to be your voice in Charleston.
Help John get reelected to the 97th District of the WV House of Delegates!