Mountain State Views

State Treasurer Riley Moore talks Hope Scholarship lawsuit, ESG fight, and more

July 08, 2022 Steven Allen Adams
Mountain State Views
State Treasurer Riley Moore talks Hope Scholarship lawsuit, ESG fight, and more
Show Notes

On episode 008 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks with State Treasurer Riley Moore in his office at the State Capitol Building in Charleston. The two talk about the recent ruling that blocked West Virginia's Hope Scholarship education savings account program, Moore's fight against Environmental Social Governance and financial boycotts of the fossil fuel industry, the new Jumpstart Savings Program and how it can help get people back into the workforce, and why Moore considers himself to be a national conservative.

Riley Moore is West Virginia’s 25th State Treasurer, taking office in 2021 after defeating seven-term State Treasurer John Purdue, the last remaining Democratic member of the Board of Public Works. Moore served one term in the West Virginia House of Delegates. He served as a national security advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and has private sector experience as a contractor with the Department of Homeland Security and in the defense and aerospace industry. Moore is also the grandson of the late Republican Governor Arch Moore and nephew of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.