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H. John Rogers of New Martinsville plans to seek West Virginia Senate seat


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

H. John Rogers

NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — H. John Rogers of New Martinsville estimates he has run for public office at least 12 times during his life, and he said he will make another run for West Virginia’s 2nd District Senate seat in 2018.

Rogers, 77, was on the general election ballot for a 2nd District seat in 2016, but as a Libertarian candidate. This year, he said he will return to his roots and run as a Democrat for the seat currently occupied by Sen. Charles Clements, R-Wetzel.

“It was the hardest thing I ever did,” Rogers said of running as a Libertarian. “The Libertarians are wonderful on human issues, but when it comes to economic issues — they don’t show much empathy for the people.”

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