Paul, Romine on ballot for seat
Incumbent Wm. Roger Romine, republican, and Karl Paul, democrat, are running to represent the Sixth District in the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Paul did not respond to our questionnaire. The answers from Romine are as follows.
What do you feel is the most pressing issue in our area and what would you do, through this elected position, about it?
Romine: There is no question the oil/gas activity is the most pressing issue. This represents both good and bad issues. Revenue produced and jobs created are certainly welcomed; however, this brings with it infrastructure issues; water quality; surface and mineral owners’ rights. I would hope to bring all parties involved together to address and hopefully solve issues that arise.
Would you propose any legislative changes that affect the natural gas industry? What and why?
Romine: Yes. Receive more dollars from this industry locally. I believe we deserve a greater portion of revenue generated because it is our infrastructure that is being affected.
What would you say is one of your greatest achievements that speaks to your ability to serve in this position?
Romine: Seeing our situation as it relates to the oil and gas industry and working with all parties involved. Hopefully I can cross party lines when necessary to do what is best for the residents of the 6th district.