Your readers are fortunate to be able to vote to re-elect Sen. Clark Barnes to the West Virginia Legislature in the upcoming general election.
I know I am not from your county. But the views of someone who has been on the inside of the Legislature should be particularly valuable to your readers. Over the years I have lobbied the Legislature about the rights of surface owners and small mineral owners when the oil and gas operators come calling, about consumer issues, about improvements in divorce courts and laws, and so on. I have done these things as board president of a statewide consumer organization and as a lawyer for the little guy. I even worked once as a lawyer drafting bills for the Legislature.
I have had the privilege of working with Sen. Clark Barnes on many of these issues since he has been elected to the Legislature. Sen. Barnes listens hard, thinks hard, makes his own decisions and then works hard to do what is best for your readers in his district and the state of West Virginia.
Our state and our state government have problems. We have those problems because there are not enough legislators like Sen. Barnes in the Legislature from other parts of West Virginia. I urge your readers to vote in the upcoming election to send Sen. Clark Barnes back to the Legislature! It will be good for your readers and for the rest of West Virginia.
David B. McMahon