Rep. Roger West (R-Cherokee) has announced that he will seek re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in November 2014. West was first elected in 2000 and is entering the second year of his seventh term in the state legislature. He has risen to become one of the most influential members of the North Carolina House, serving as a key budget writer and chairing the House Environment Committee.
“I am running for re-election simply because there is more to accomplish for my district and for the state of North Carolina,” said West. “We have made great progress on many important issues since my first election, and especially over the last three years. But work remains to be done.”
West will focus on continued job creation efforts for his district and transportation needs that have gone long-ignored by previous administrations in Raleigh.
“The citizens of Western North Carolina need legislators who know how to get things done and understand what it takes to continue to improve our local economy,” West said. “I am confident that I can continue to serve in that capacity.”
In addition to his chairmanship of the Environment Committee, West also serves as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural & Economic Resources.
Additionally, he is a member of the House committees on Commerce & Job Development, Agriculture, and Public Utilities & Energy. West’s service to the state continues a family tradition that includes his grandfather Bruce and his father Herman, both of whom served in the General Assembly decades ago when the legislature still met at the State Capitol building. Election Day is Nov. 4, 2014.