Candidate announces for State Senate #5

North Bend oral surgeon Dr. Scott Roberts announced last week that he would be seeking the Republican nomination for the State Senate District Five seat currently held by Joanne Verger.

Roberts credits several years as a small business owner and employer as part of his qualifications.  He says he’s frustrated with the lack of economic direction and leadership in the state.  Verger, the two term incumbent Democrat has not yet announced whether or not she will be seeking re-election or if she will be stepping down after a lengthy career as an elected official.  She said an announcement on her intentions will be made soon.