2023 Conservation Bills Sponsored:
June 5, 1968
B.S. Shepherd College, MBA Frostburg State University
National Rifle Association
Owner, Air-Row Sheet Metal Co., Inc.; Member, Copperhead Trailers, LLC.
Elected to House 2010-2018
Vice Chair House Rules, Banking & Insurance
- Opposes: (1) state funding for the development of alternative energy sources;(2) financial incentives to farms to produce biofuel crops; (3) state funding to improve West Virginia’s energy infrastructure; and (4) environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change.
- “Each property owner in WV pays an assessment on their property tax bill for farmland preservation. As a taxpayer, I am already subsidizing open space preservation by paying a fee on my property tax bill each year. I do not support any additional state funding by the taxpayers of WV.” Read More»
- In August 6, 2017, letter to Martinsburg Journal, supported gas pipelines into Morgan and Berkeley Counties: “Job creation is paramount for our region. It is incumbent upon us, as your elected officials, to push for greater opportunities here at home for the current work force and for the generations to come . . . [A]s your elected leaders, we fully support the efforts of TransCanada and Mountaineer Gas in helping our region in expanding our pipeline to jobs, growth and prosperity.” Read More»
- In February 2019, Householder supported a two-year rollback of West Virginia’s severance tax on steam coal from 5 percent to 3 percent, despite concerns it will cost the state about $60 million a year and may not help coal compete with cheaper, cleaner alternatives, including natural gas and renewable energy sources. “Right now, our coal industry is struggling. It’s teetering on a crisis. This is the best thing we can do for them.” Read More»