Road bond votes favor passage

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV)-- Results remain strong in favor of passage for the road bond. Currently the bond is passing at 72% statewide.

Senate President Mitch Carmichael, R-Jackson, issued the following statement on the passage of the Roads to Prosperity Amendment:

“I am thrilled that the West Virginians who chose to vote on this critical issue put the greater good of this state first and said yes. With the passage of this amendment, we have taken a tremendous step in moving West Virginia forward. Soon, our state will see more jobs and better roads, and most importantly, we will see these benefits without any additional taxation of our citizens. I am excited about what the future holds as we develop a strong, safe, and reliable transportation infrastructure. We have worked for three years in the Senate to promote economic development and job creation in our great state. I am proud of the voters who have recognized those efforts and have given this state the chance to truly thrive.”

West Virginia Democratic Party Chairwoman Belinda Biafore released the following statement regarding the road bond election results:

"I want to commend our Democratic Legislators and members of our Democratic Executive Committee for their work in doing the right thing for West Virginia. It would have been very easy for us to not support the road bond after Jim Justice abandoned our Party, but two wrongs don't make a right. The Republican Party and the Mountain Party worked hard to defeat the bond but as Democrats and West Virginians, we will always stand behind good jobs, good roads, and hardworking families."

This article will be updated as results continue to come in.