About John Paul Hott II

I am a Republican who was born and raised in Petersburg, West Virginia.


Opportunities for All


I want our young people to have the choice and the opportunity to stay here, work here, and raise their families here, without having to leave.  


Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-State Employees

I have been married to my wife, Karen, for almost 24 years.  We have four children.  A daughter, Brooke Elizabeth, who graduated from Potomac State College of WVU with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.  My oldest son, John Paul Hott III, is enrolled as a full time student at Eastern Community and Technical College.  My daughter, Sarah Ann, is currently a student at Potomac State College of WVU. My youngest, Raphael Heber, is a freshman at Petersburg High School.  


I received my B.A. in Education from Fairmont State College in May 1993 and a Master of Education in  Administration and Supervision from Frostburg University in May 2004.  Professionally, I have worked in the insurance industry since 1993.  I began a scratch agency, Hott Insurance, in September of 2001.  We now have four locations, Petersburg, Keyser, Franklin, and Versailles, KY.  Along with the insurance business, I own Hott Disposal Services, Inc., which is a garbage disposal company, servicing the citizens of Grant County.


I've been an active member in my community.  I am currently on the Grant County Bank Board of Trustees.  I was the safety officer on the Board of Directors for the Grant County Little League.  I founded and was the administrator of the Tri-County Youth Wrestling program.  I had the privilege of being a Petersburg, WV City Councilman, being the Water Commissioner.  Furthermore, I was on the Board of Directors for the Grant County Nursing Home. 

Christian Values

Character, Integrity, Morality 


I am a Gideon, District Lay Leader, and member of Believers Victory Center.   

Second Amendment

 A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed


NRA Life Member


NRA-PVF Rating: AQ