MuskogeePolitico: Paul Cason Announces Candidacy for HD83

Paul Cason Announces Candidacy for House 83

Paul Cason announced today that he will be a legislative candidate for the Republican
nomination in House District 83.

“Oklahoma is facing tough times, and it is crucial that we have principled conservative leaders in office to guide our government,” Cason said. “As an attorney who works with businesses every day, I have helped Oklahomans overcome tough legal issues. As a lawmaker, I will use that same expertise to guide policy decisions.”

District incumbent Randy McDaniel, a Republican, is leaving office due to term limits. “It is time to stop talking about the major issues confronting Oklahoma and start working toward achieving some tangible results,” Cason said.

Cason has long been active in Republican politics, having served as a staff assistant to U.S. Sen. James Inhofe and as a field director in Alaska for the Republican National Committee during the 2014 election cycle. Cason interned in 2013 with then-Congressman James Lankford.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University where he studied History and Political Science. While at Purdue, Cason was involved in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and held several leadership roles. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Cason is currently a partner with the Rosell Law Group, focusing on business and estate issues.

“To grow Oklahoma’s economy and create jobs, we need to elect legislators who understand how rules and regulations impact the private sector,” Cason said. “My mission as State Representative will be to focus Oklahoma government on its core duties and otherwise streamline and eliminate regulation whenever possible.”

Cason, 32, serves on the Infant Crisis Services Young Professionals Board. He attends All Souls Episcopal Church.

Oklahoma Libertarian Party moves to Closed Primary

REGISTERED LIBERTARIANS TO CHOOSE PARTY CANDIDATES

On Saturday September 7th, during a special meeting of the Executive Committee, the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma voted to allow only registered Libertarians to select the party’s candidates. All Libertarians currently registered as Independent should re-register in order to vote in the party primaries.

As of today, there are three gubernatorial candidates competing in the Libertarian primary to be held on June 26, 2018 with a runoff election on August 28, 2018. Indications predict primaries necessary for other races as well. All registered voters will be able to vote for the winning Libertarian candidates during the general election, on November 6, 2018.

Over the past several months, party members have been weighing the merits of both the open primary and closed primary options. Through the sponsorship of panel discussions and education events, the party has used participation in the decision making process as a positive way of engaging the community and energizing membership.

Immediately after the vote, party leaders expressed a renewed commitment to advancing party objectives and continuing to take advantage of the tremendous positive momentum currently being experienced.

“Decisions like this and others are welcome indications of growth for us. Going forward we will concentrate on the recruitment of candidates and making sure Oklahomans know we’re here. These are exciting times. There is another choice when it comes to the political direction of Oklahoma’s future,” said Libertarian Party Chair, Tina Kelly

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Holt for OKC Mayor Campaign Logs Best Fundraising Quarter Yet, Tops $350,000

October 9, 2017 — The campaign to elect David Holt the next Mayor of Oklahoma City announced that as of September 30th it has raised $358,546. In the third quarter of 2017, the campaign raised $150,953. Just four months remain till Election Day. 

The donations have come from a broad base of support, including 502 total donors from 58 different zip codes in the Oklahoma City metro.

Continuing the growing momentum of Holt’s campaign, the third quarter fundraising total of $150,953 represented the largest quarter yet for the campaign.   

“We are deeply grateful for the support we have received,” said Holt. “We still have a ways to go in putting together the resources we will need to deliver our optimistic message to the people of Oklahoma City, but we are inspired by the many donors so far who have committed to continuing the Oklahoma City renaissance.”

The election to decide Oklahoma City’s next Mayor will be held February 13, 2018.   For more information about the campaign to elect David Holt the next Mayor of Oklahoma City, visit HoltForMayor.com.

CONSERVATIVE TULSA BUSINESSMAN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR 2018 GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN

TULSA, OK – Conservative business leader Kevin Stitt officially entered the 2018 race for governor today with a promise to bring an outsider’s perspective and new energy to state government. Stitt promises to tackle Oklahoma’s problems head on.

Stitt, first-time candidate and pro-life advocate, is the founder and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group (GMG).

“Over the last few years, I’ve watched our state struggle. A billion dollar budget deficit, many schools going to four-day weeks, and a state government that just doesn’t seem to work as well as it should. I’m not a politician, but I’m running for governor because I care deeply about our state and I want my children and your children to have a bright future here in Oklahoma.”

Stitt founded GMG in 2000 in Tulsa. GMG is one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage companies and employs more than 1,100 people providing mortgage services in 40 states. Since 2012, GMG has been recognized 17 times for its success, growth and corporate culture. GMG is expected to originate more than $6 billion in mortgage loans this year, while its servicing portfolio will eclipse $14 billion. Approximately 100,000 customers are expected to receive mortgage services from GMG in 2017.

“I want an Oklahoma our citizens can be proud of. I want to see people flying the state flag again,” Stitt said. “I want our kids and grandkids to have a future right here at home.”

Stitt said his campaign would embrace a bold agenda focused on creating economic growth, ensuring schools have the resources they need to ensure every student receives a quality education and fixing a broken state government that hinders job creation and doesn’t work.

“As I travel the country visiting our Gateway offices, I see firsthand the momentum other states are getting. They are attracting and retaining good-paying jobs, they have a great infrastructure and have a modernizing state government,” Stitt said. “I don’t have all the answers, but I do have confidence in my fellow Oklahomans. I know we have the capacity to come together and solve our problems, no matter how great they seem.”

Stitt grew up in Norman. He received an accounting degree from Oklahoma State University. After moving to Tulsa, Stitt worked in the financial services sector before ultimately starting GMG. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 19 years and have six children. They attend Woodlake Church in Tulsa.

“Over the next year, I will be traveling the state constantly, talking to and learning from Oklahomans, because I know we have people in this state with the knowledge and the skills necessary to turn Oklahoma around.”

On Monday, October 9th Tulsa businessman, Kevin Stitt, will officially announce his candidacy for Governor of the State of Oklahoma. Stitt is a Tulsa resident and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group (GMG). The first-time candidate started GMG in 2000, has grown the company to around 1,100 employees and is licensed to do mortgages in 40 states. Under Stitt’s leadership, GMG created five unique pillars for success and he would like to do the same for the state.

Lamb Campaign Reaches 77 County Fundraising Goal

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, October 6, 2017 – Oklahomans for Lamb announced today that individuals from all 77 Oklahoma counties have donated to the 2018 gubernatorial campaign of Todd Lamb, demonstrating the widespread appeal and network of his support. The campaign just concluded its third quarter fundraising period September 30th, following a second quarter in which Lamb raised the most ever in any reporting period by a Republican gubernatorial candidate.

“Money alone does not define a campaign, however I am extremely honored by the trust and generosity Oklahomans have extended to me, and I sincerely thank each and every one of them,” Lamb said. “Grassroots support is extremely important, and that is why I am running a 77-county campaign. While other campaigns may focus only on the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas, I know it will take all corners of the state working together to put Oklahoma on the proper course it needs. Our collective future among urban and rural citizens is intertwined, and as I continue to visit with Oklahomans regarding my plan to ‘Renew Oklahoma’, I am convinced my conservative message is the right one for Oklahoma.”

“From a political perspective, it is very important to reach across Oklahoma,” said Keith Beall, Oklahomans for Lamb campaign manager. “If you examine the 71 counties outside of the two metropolitan areas, they account for 47% of Republican primary voters and 50% of general election voters. We are the only gubernatorial campaign to have statewide depth, and having a network throughout Oklahoma provides us with a solid foundation for the next 13 months.”

Oklahomans interested in learning more about the Lamb campaign may visit votetoddlamb.com,
call the campaign headquarters at 405.252.4289, email the campaign at info@votetoddlamb.com, or follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter.