West received his undergraduate degree in political science and government and his master degree in public administration from Valdosta State University and his law degree from Faulkner University. Currently, he serves as general counsel for a local real estate company, Teramore Development.
West is also an officer with the Georgia Air National Guard, where he serves as an executive officer in the 116th Mission Support Group, Robins Air Force Base. He serves on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Georgia as well.
West plans to create jobs for Georgia. He believes in pushing back against the overreach of the federal government in order to get the Georgia economy back on track. He also wants to cut taxes in order to make Georgia more profitable for farmers.
West believes that the largely rural area needs an investment in healthcare infrastructure.