Raised in Kanawha County in the 56th House District, Kayla is a proud public school and WVU graduate now raising her own family in the community that shaped her. She has deep West Virginia roots, thick with generations of coal miners and teachers. As a former small business owner, Kayla has made access, transparency, and efficiency of government a point of importance during her time in public service.
She is a strong advocate for investing in a new energy economy in West Virginia, that puts the coalfield communities first, an early childhood system that enables stronger workforce participation, a healthcare system that doesn’t cost a literal arm and leg, and common sense policies that make our state Almost Heaven.
Her first term promises of energy diversification, policies that encourage more women to run for office, and adjusting our unemployment system to include work sharing were all kept and signed into law in her first two years in office, despite being in a superminority.
Kayla knows that building the West Virginia that works for everyone takes leaders that are deeply committed and engaged in the issues facing our community. She leads through building bipartisan coalitions, a bold voice, and relentless spirit.