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News State / Region Rep. Roger West announces re-election bid

Rep. Roger WestVeteran lawmaker will seek a seventh term in House District 120

Rep. Roger West (RMarble) announced today that he will seek re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives, where he has served since first being elected in 2000.

“It is an honor to serve the citizens of the 120th District,” West said. “For over a decade, I have fought for my constituents in far Western North Carolina, and I’m hopeful I can continue to do so for a seventh term.”

West has deep roots in the region he represents. The seat he holds was once held by West’s father, Herman, and his grandfather, Bruce. West has established a reputation in Raleigh as a strong advocate for his constituents. This year, he assumed a key leadership role in the House, chairing the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural & Economic Resources and the House Environment Committee.

“Chairing two important committees in the House has given me unique opportunities to advance the interests of Western North Carolina, and my constituents have benefited from the steps taken by the new majority in the House this year,” West said. “We have balanced the budget without raising taxes, responsibly reduced the size and scope of government, lowered the regulatory burden on businesses, and instituted landmark reforms of major issues. I look forward to continuing this work if I’m fortunate enough to return to the NC House.”

The 120th House District includes the counties of Cherokee, Graham, Clay and Macon. Rep. Roger West has served in the House since first being elected in 2000, and lives in Marble with his wife, Judy. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Megan and Rachel. West served in the US Navy from 1968-1970. His legislative office in Raleigh can be reached at 919.733.5859.





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published: 10/18/2013
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