On the first day of allowable under state rules, Delegate Brent Boggs filed to run for reelection to continue serving Braxton and Gilmer counties.
“Because I am just as excited to serve my 10th term as I was when I ran for my first, I was at the Secretary of State’s Office bright and early Monday – in fact, I was the sixth person to file for the 2014 primary,” Boggs said. “I am honored that the voters have allowed me to represent them for the past 18 years, and am hopeful to be once again elected to the 34th District.”
First elected in 1996, Delegate Boggs has served on numerous committees and served as chair of the Roads and Transportation Committee before he was chosen for a leadership position, Vice Chairman of the House Finance Committee, in 2006. In 2008, he was named House Majority Leader, acting as the main administrator of House operations.
Effective August 1, 2013, House Speaker Tim Miley appointed Delegate Boggs to serve as Chairman of the House Committee on Finance, which develops the state budget and handles all legislation of fiscal significance to the state.
Boggs noted that the House Finance Committee has already started holding budget hearings.
“This is going to be a tough year to put together a budget, but I look forward to ensuring we develop a responsible, fiscally sound spending plan for the state,” Boggs said.
Boggs continued, “I am proud of our accomplishments on projects that impact our citizens the most. Working together, we have made great strides in economic development, education, water, high-speed internet, senior services, roads and bridges, waste water and employment opportunities in central West Virginia. Much has been accomplished, but we need to aggressively meet our new challenges. First and foremost, I hope to continue to serve and represent the citizens of Braxton and Gilmer Counties.”