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Boone County delegate collects pay for session he missed due to National Guard pilot training
Reported by: Associated Press
Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:58 AM EDT
A West Virginia lawmaker collected his pay for this year's regular session while missing the entire 60-day proceeding.
The Boone County Republican tells the Sunday Gazette-Mail that he donated his $15,000 in legislative pay to churches and community organizations in the county.
Nelson says he tries to stay in touch with constituents.
House Minority Whip Daryl Cowles says he understands that certain commitments take someone away when they serve in the National Guard.
House Majority Whip Mike Caputo says Nelson's absence has deprived Boone County residents of a voice in the Legislature.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com