Kase Poling, a senior in civil and environmental engineering is hoping to take his engineering passion to the House of Delegates in District 31. He is running to represent Raleigh and Wyoming counties in the West Virginia House of Delegates. As a Beckley, West Virginia native, he hopes that his background in civil engineering will help to bring expertise to the area and work on improving the state’s infrastructure. In fact, he plans to continue his education at Virginia Tech by pursuing a master’s degree in civil engineering with a focus on construction engineering and management.
The three issues that Kase is focused on are education, infrastructure, and job creation. “I’m tired of seeing my fellow West Virginians flee to surrounding states to find work,” he said. “I believe with my background in engineering and the expertise of the many brilliant people I am proud to call friends and family, we can improve this great state for generations to come. I will work tirelessly to make West Virginia a better place to live and work.”
Currently, Kase serves as an undergraduate teaching assistant for Professional and Legal Issues in Civil Engineering. He has previously served as the chair of the Student Government Association General Assembly at Virginia Tech, working to serve students and act as a bridge between university administration and students. He is currently the student representative to the Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity. He has a passion for service that he hopes to bring as he seeks to “engineer a better WV.”