The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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March 22, 2014

Our Readers Speak — Saturday, March 23, 2014


Rahall is much better choice than Jenkins

Elected as a Democrat mischievously turning Republican, maintaining a paid elected position while campaigning opposing Congressman Rahall, I also question this maneuver since Evan Jenkins is not required to resign.

West Virginia’s ranking: 2013 education 47th among 50 scoring, numerous “F” marks; bridges, 14th-worst in the nation in percentage of aged dams, high hazard list 380; U.S. priorities list, nine; roads, 47 percent poor condition; schools require $1.5 billion infrastructure upgrade; 2012, top 10 most dangerous states to drive in; professors’ salaries below national average; 2011 median household income 49th; 2008, top 15 percent drunk-driving deaths; fourth nationally in civilian fire-related deaths; and industrial, human, environmental legislative protection woefully lacking.

Mr. Jenkins has nested within the House of Delegates three terms and presently a third term in the state Senate.  

Congressman Rahall garners much funding and projects to enhance West Virginia. Representative Rahall has expertise conquering the political maze of Washington. West Virginia legislators are responsible to utilize efficiently the endowments Nick Rahall has dedicated his life toward obtaining for us. Congressman Rahall performs his job well.

Jack Platter Sr.


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