1/12/2013 6:19 PM
by Rebecca Turco
Longtime politician Senator Jay Rockefeller announced his plans on Friday for his retirement after his term ends in 2014.
Senator Rockefeller said after serving West Virginia for nearly 50 years, he wants to spend more time with his family.
James Deweynutter of Fayetteville said this announcement upset him because he appreciates what the senator has accomplished. "I'm awfully sad to see him go, cause I've always had the utmost confidence in him and for what he has done for us here in West Virginia," she said.
As far as who will replacing the senator when his term ends, some said they just want somebody who can adequately represent West Virginia. "It doesn't make a difference who, as long as they represent West
Virginia," said James Fraley of Fayetteville. "I don't care if they're Democrat or Republican or whatever, as long as they represent the state right."
Senator Rockefeller said after he retires, he still plans to do public service in other ways.