Loughry wrote a book published in 2006 titled, "Don't Buy Another Vote, I Won't Pay for a Landslide: The Sordid and Continuing History of Political Corruption in West Virginia."
"It truly is time we wake up and start holding people accountable for what's happening," he said.
Loughry said that in his travels around the state he hears people talk about predictability and stability.
"We all want to walk out of the court and feel like we received a fair day in court," he said. "If you honor me with your vote, I will serve you with honor."
Yoder, a circuit judge in Martinsburg, pointed out that he studied economics under Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Freedman at the University of Chicago.
"I wrote a plan he took to Chile to privatize their Social Security system," he said.
Yoder said that at one point in his life, he started and then ran a small oil and gas business, which gives him insight into the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom.
"I'm somebody who knows about that on a firsthand level," he said. "I know the pluses and minuses."
He is the only candidate who has worked in all three branches of government - judicial, executive and legislative, Yoder said. He worked at the U.S. Supreme Court, was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to set up a division at the U.S. Department of Justice, and served in the West Virginia Senate for eight years.
"Because of that, I understand the differences in the three branches of government," Yoder said. "I understand judges aren't supposed to legislate or make social policy. I think we need that perspective on the court."
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