Senior group honors Greear

John O'Brien Aug. 14, 2008, 11:00am


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - A national seniors group has honored Republican challenger Dan Greear as he hopes to unseat West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw.

The 60 Plus Association on Thursday gave Greear, a Charleston attorney, its Honorary Award, given to those running for office whose views are senior-friendly.

"I am truly honored to have this honor from the 60 Plus Association," Greear said. "The message is quite clear on not only the state, but also the national forefront as to how much the people want a proven leader and positive change."

The Mountain State has a large senior population. Fifteen percent of its population is over the age of 65, 3 percent more than the national average.

"To protect their consumer and other rights while creating a business-friendly and job growth environment, so their loved ones -- their children and grandchildren -- have the opportunity to work and live at home, enjoying the wonder West Virginia upbringing they once did," Greear said.

The 60 Plus Association takes on issues such as death tax, Social Security, lowering energy costs and prescription drug prices.

Greear was thanked by 60 Plus President Jim Martin for "his pledge to protect Social Security and Medicare" and his support of the repeal of the death tax.

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