We know, we know. Enough about the DOH already, please.\r\nBut the Division of Highways is only indirectly related to the premise of this argument.\r\nLast week, we applauded county commissioners, who caucused on road conditions, from five of the six counties in the DOH\u2019s District 4.\r\nAs an aside we noted that that\u2019s more than our state legislators whose House and Senate districts fall within District 4\u2019s borders.\r\nUnofficially some of these legislators met with DOH representatives, and sometimes en masse. However, we suspect the 17 delegates and eight senators whose districts are bounded by District 4 never spoke with one voice to the DOH.\r\nFor that matter, they probably never caucused as one about road conditions in our area. Nor decried the abysmal funding for District 4.\r\nOr sought to address the continual job vacancies here because of a marginal DOH pay scale.\r\nSuch meetings of these 25 lawmakers, or others nearby, representing portions of District 4 may have happened informally.\r\nBut we know of no official caucus of these legislators on road conditions in our area.\r\nWe single out District 4 and the legislative districts within it and others that border it for good reason. One of course, is this is our readership area, and we call it home.\r\nBut, more importantly, as a Preston County delegate noted last week, this area \u2014 alongside the Eastern Panhandle \u2014 \u201cis without a doubt the economic driver for the state right now.\u201d\r\nIn other words, we are in the best position to keep our state on the road to recovery from recession and facilitating an economy in transition.\r\nThat\u2019s why it\u2019s imperative that elected state officials work together publicly, not behind the scenes, to lobby for the DOH\u2019s District 4.\r\nIt\u2019s also obvious that these legislators are in a much better position to do so than county commissioners. That\u2019s not to suggest they supplant the counties\u2019 caucus. But rather take a leadership role and work in tandem with them.\r\nObviously, no one should expect these officials to caucus on every policy issue. Even getting them in the same room is no easy matter because of party difference and personal ones.\r\nHowever, improving road conditions may be the only bipartisan issue left on everyone\u2019s agenda.\r\nThere\u2019s an election tomorrow. Whatever the outcome we urge the winners to signal it\u2019s time to take a new direction on road conditions.\r\nAnd support a lot more of everything for District 4.