The Intelligencer. Wheeling News-Register
Joselyn King; August 26, 2019
WHEELING — Natalie Cline says she loves West Virginia, and knows “you don’t have to be a millionaire” to run for Congress.
Cline, of Wheeling, will seek Democrat nomination to the West Virginia’s 1st District U.S. House seat in 2020. The office is presently occupied by Wheeling native Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va.
She already knows her way to Washington, D.C.
Cline, 38, is employed by a Washington-based software firm, where she works as a computational linguist.
Born in Parkersburg and raised in Williamstown, she and husband Jason lived and worked about five years in Washington before deciding to move back to the Mountain State. She now telecommutes to her job, going in to the office “about once every six weeks” and doing the bulk of her work on a laptop in Wheeling.
Her in-laws live just two doors down from her, and she wants her 4-year-old son Teddy to experience what is special about West Virginia.
“I look at how polarizing how politics has become, and in 14 years I want to be able to tell my son I’ve done something about it,” Cline said. “I want him to have the choice to stay here and love it as much as his father and I do.”
Natalie Cline, West Virginia Democrat, Announces Run for U.S. Congress in WV-01
Wheeling, WV – Democrat Natalie Cline announced today that she will seek election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the West Virginia 1st Congressional District. Natalie grew up in Williamstown, WV and is a graduate of Williamstown High School.
“I’m running for Congress because I believe in this country and our idealistic state. West Virginia has a long history of standing up for civil liberties – be it our secession from Virginia or the mine bosses in 1920. West Virginians are responsible for the very first unions this country would ever see and the teacher strikes that inspired the nation. It is time we take a stance again, and send a representative to Washington who will stand up for the values that this state expects and deserves.”
Read the full press release here.