Maynard, Eldridge for House 22
House District 22 will surely change geographically under redistricting next year. Having the Hurricane portion of Putnam County linked with Boone County’s Wharton makes no sense except that legislators were searching for an area to make numbers fit.
Hurricane is hustling, bustling as a suburban hub and Wharton is nearly extinct as a coal town. The diversity of interests are obvious.
But the 22d was formerly blessed with solid House of Delegates representatives for all the people and they have the same opportunity again.
Republican Delegate Zack Maynard is a rising star. Well known in the Lincoln County Harts Creek area for his hustle as an athlete at the late Harts High School, Maynard brings the same relentless passion to serving the people. He has a bright future and so do his constituents by virtue of his service.
Maynard can again be joined by Democrat former Delegate Jeff Eldridge. That’s what the district needs.
Eldridge has been absent for a term since running for the Lincoln County Commission in 2018.
To know Eldridge is to realize he’s a real people-person, too. He also displayed his athletic skills at Harts but has lived for a number of years in Alum Creek.
Both Maynard and Eldridge represented the public well in this two-member district. Numerous projects, particularly in infrastructure, have been funded and completed during their tenure.
Democrat challenger Cecil Silva seems solid but lacks the experience of Maynard and Eldridge. We think current Republican Delegate Joe Jeffries is too busy advocating for guns in the hands of every human being to be effective.
Thus, readers in District 22 are urged to vote for two on November 3. Bipartisanship and good government prevail with wins for Democrat Eldridge and Republican Maynard.