Whether you were for or against the roads bill (gas tax), one of the many reforms we put in place was the way our DOT Commissioners are selected.

Many people have had concerns how one powerful state Senator had a family member appointed to this very influential position. With the passage of the roads bill, the Governor’s appointment has to be confirmed by members of the delegation. Many feel that sort of check-and-balance lead to the change we saw today.

I’d like to congratulate someone many of us lifers in the area know very well – John Burriss. He has been nominated by Governor McMaster to represent our 2nd Congressional District and it is my belief he will be unanimously appointed by the delegation when we meet next week.

John will once again serve our state well. When you see him around town, tell him “congratulations!”