CHARLESTON – A conversation Allen Loughry’s son had with his parents about his father possibly becoming a state Supreme Court justice has spawned a new campaign ad and an accompanying website.
Six-year-old Justus Loughry was concerned that his dad could have a title that sounds like his name.
“Justus wanted to be sure that no one else in our house would have his name,” Allen Loughry said. “So, we assured him that I will always be Dad and he will always be Justus Loughry in our home.
“When our son was born, my wife Kelly and I wanted to give him a name that reflected our beliefs of strong family values, honesty, integrity and fairness. We wanted his name to mean something.”
In the new ad, which began airing Oct. 10, Justus Loughry also announces he has started his own website – www.therealjustusloughry.com – to promote this name arrangement.
The campaign’s first ad, called “My House,” allowed voters to learn more about Loughry and his family by taking a tour of their home in Charleston. The newest ad shares many similarities with that commercial.
Loughry has been a lawyer for the West Virginia Supreme Court for the past nine years. He has four law degrees from American University, University of London and Capital University. He also studied law at Oxford University.
Prior to working at the Supreme Court, Loughry practiced law as a Senior Assistant Attorney General arguing cases at all levels of the state and federal system including arguing more than 20 cases before the state’s high court.
Loughry is the author of “Don’t Buy Another Vote, I Won’t Pay for a Landslide,” a book detailing political corruption in West Virginia. The book not only details how West Virginians have suffered from political corruption, but provides a 50-point plan to reform the state’s political system.
During his career, Loughry has served as a Special Prosecuting Attorney, Assistant County Prosecutor, Direct Aide to Gov. Gaston Caperton, Senior Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant to a Congressman. He also has worked with more than 20 Supreme Court justices at both the Ohio and West Virginia supreme courts.
Loughry is a lifelong West Virginia resident and native of Tucker County.
For more information, visit www.AllenLoughry.com or his campaign’s Facebook page.
Loughry and Circuit Judge John Yoder, both Republicans, face incumbent Justice Robin Jean Davis and Charleston attorney Tish Chafin, both Democrats, for two seats on the Supreme Court in this fall’s general election.