2nd District Congressman Markwayne Mullin recently made a post on Facebook and Twitter drawing attention to the America’s sky-high national debt. It’s a topic that far too often gets ignored by those in Washington, who keep spending like there’s no tom…
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Faught is a lifelong Muskogee resident, and is a homeschool graduate. He and his wife Kristen have one daughter Carmen, born in July of 2015.
On the political side, Faught has volunteered on numerous campaigns, served as the chairman and organizer of the Muskogee Tea Party, and has been involved in both the Muskogee County Republican Party and the Oklahoma Republican Party for almost a decade. U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Muskogee) was the doctor who delivered him at birth (one could say Jamison was “doomed” from his first breath to become involved to some degree in politics), and his father (George Faught) has served four terms as the first Republican state representative in House District 14.
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Tulsa, OK, June 22, 2017– Gary Richardson held a press conference at the Tulsa Press Club today at 3 p.m. to announce his plan to file a lawsuit in the Oklahoma Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of House Bills 1449, 2348, and 2433.
House Bill 1449 creates the “Motor Fuel Tax Fee” which charges a fee to owners of electric and compressed natural gas vehicles in order to make up for the fact that they don’t pay the motor fuel tax; House Bill 2348 effectively raises taxes on the millions of Oklahomans who take the standard deduction when filing their tax returns by uncoupling the state deduction rate from the federal rate; and House Bill 2433 adds a new 1.25% sales tax on motor vehicle sales on top on the existing excise tax already charged on car sales. All three of these laws were enacted in violation of Article 5, Section 33 of the Oklahoma Constitution which was enacted by State Question 640 in 1992.
TULSA, OK- Representative Chuck Strohm has withdrawn his candidacy for State Senate District 37. The seat is being vacated by Senator Dan Newberry who is resigning. Strohm has represented Jenks, Bixby and areas of South Tulsa in House District 69 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2014.
“I have been humbled by the outpouring of support as people have asked me to step forward and represent District 37 in the Oklahoma Senate.
Part of leadership is the wisdom to recognize when you have made a decision that is not in the best interests of our State. As Angela and I have prayed and considered the impact to the newly formed GOP Platform Caucus if elected to the Senate, the peace that must accompany every major decision in life has not been there. Therefore, I am withdrawing my candidacy for Senate District 37.
The GOP Platform Caucus was formed in early April and has 4 key goals including:
- Honor God as we Serve the People of Oklahoma.
- Judge policy and legislation against a standard that reflects the will of the people; The Republican State Platform
- Provide an educational tool by grading legislation per the state platform.
- Provide a UNIFIED Conservative voice.
Because we are in the very early stages of implementing these goals and growing the Platform Caucus, I don’t have peace leaving the Oklahoma House at this time.
It is a joy to represent the communities of Jenks, Bixby and the South Tulsa at the state capital and I look forward to serving my House district in this upcoming session. Please join me in prayer as we ask for Gods favor as we elect a new Senator to represent us in District 37.”
Strohm has a strong record of supporting conservative Oklahoma values through positions of leadership in the State House. Strohm currently holds a 97% lifetime conservative rating from The Oklahoma Constitution.
June 19, 2017 — Oklahoma Deputy State Auditor Cindy Byrd officially kicks her campaign this week by announcing her run for State Auditor in her hometown of Coalgate. Byrd, a Certified Public Accountant, has spent more than 20 years working to provide accountability and transparency for state taxpayers.
“Voters need to give serious thought to who will be Oklahoma’s next State Auditor,” Cindy Byrd says. “This job is one of the most important positions in government. Public officials must be held accountable for how every dime of taxpayer money is spent. Of all the officers we elect, I believe none is more directly connected to taxpayers than the State Auditor. Oklahomans should expect a State Auditor who will work with officials to find efficiencies while also exposing waste and fraud of public funds.”
During her 20 years with the State Auditor’s Office, Byrd has identified waste and exposed corruption at both the state and county level. She has been highly successful in her role as Deputy State Auditor.
Continuing the Voter Registration Maps series, here is an update to the Oklahoma Libertarian Party numbers after a full year of existence (or, re-existence).First, the raw total of voters registered under the OKLP:As of April 1st, there were 4,165…
Here’s the newest edition to my long-running Voter Registration Maps series. Last spring, we took a look at party affiliation changes between the recognization of the Oklahoma Libertarian Party and the pre-election deadline for party affiliation change…
District Attorney Brian Kuester made the list of President Trump’s first U.S. Attorney nominations today:
President Donald J. Trump today announced his first wave of United States Attorney candidates. The United States Attorney serves as the chief Federal law enforcement officer within his or her Federal judicial district. These candidates share the President’s vision for “Making America Safe Again.” Accordingly, the President today announced his intent to nominate these individuals to serve as United States Attorney:
If confirmed, Brian J. Kuester of Oklahoma will serve as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Brian J. Kuester currently serves as the District Attorney for District 27 in Oklahoma, a position he has held since 2011. Mr. Kuester was elected in November 2010, and again in 2014. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Kuester was a Staff Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company. Prior to that, Mr. Kuester served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Kuester was an associate at Robinette & Osmond Law Firm. Prior to receiving his law degree, Mr. Kuester served on two separate police forces in Missouri, in Fulton and in Springfield. Mr. Kuester received his B.S. from Central Missouri State University in 1990 and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa School of Law in 2000.
Congressman Jim Bridenstine sent out the following email this evening, endorsing his Deputy District Director Brian O’Hara’s run for Dan Newberry’s newly-vacated State Senate seat:I am happy to support and endorse Brian O’Hara in his run to serve the p…