Incumbent Jeffrey Pack (R) and incumbent Roy Cooper (R) have defeated newcomer Ryne Nahodil (D) for the 28th District of the House of Delegates. District 28 covers parts of Monroe, Raleigh and Summers County. Pack was first appointed to District 28 in 2018, while Cooper has held his spot since 2012, making this his fifth term in the House of Delegates.
Both Pack and Cooper spoke to Lootpress on the news of their win.
“Its humbling,” Pack began. “I am honored that the people of Monroe, Raleigh and Summers County have asked me to come back and serve them for two more years. I have just gotten started and I have a lot left to do.”
Cooper also said he was honored, stating that the turnout of voters and the numbers of votes he received were surprising to him.
“I am not from Monroe County, but they all support me by a large part and I think it’s because I have been so accessible and I hope that I can continue to be that way. I never looked at it like this was my seat like I’ve won the race; this seat belongs to the people and they just let me sit here.”
According to Pack, he plans to continue his work on reducing the cost of prescription drugs and also looks forward to working on the state’s foster care crisis.
Cooper told Lootpress that he has several areas of focus in mind for the upcoming term, with his main issue being the continuation of a balanced budget.
He also plans to work towards a raised achievement level in the state’s students and the attraction of new businesses.