Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement Friday concerning the announcement by Sen. Jay Rockefeller that he will not seek reelection in 2014.
"As he completes his fifth term in the U.S. Senate, I want to thank Jay for his nearly half century of public service to the state of West Virginia and this country," said Rep. McKinley. "From his beginnings as a VISTA volunteer in 1964 to his service as Delegate, Secretary of State, Governor and Senator, Jay has devoted much of his life to working on behalf of the people of the Mountain State. I wish him a fulfilling retirement to be spent with his wife, Sharon, and his children and grandchildren."