State Farm/Ranch group endorses Corporation Commissioner Bob AnthonyJuly 2nd, 2018 -- Trusting that Bob Anthony will continue to stand up for Oklahoma’s farming and ranching families, late last week, OKAgFund, the political action committee of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, endorsed the Republican incumbent for re-election to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
“Bob Anthony grew up serving customers in his family’s clothing stores, C.R. Anthony’s. They sold school clothes and work clothes and home goods to hard-working families in more than 50 towns and cities all across the state. Bob has never forgotten his family’s commitment to serving Oklahoma’s rural communities,” said Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel. “He has stood up for small businesses and against powerful special interests, and we have confidence he will continue to listen to our concerns and treat us fairly.”“It’s an honor to receive the OKAgFund endorsement,” said Anthony. “I grew up in a family business, and Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers epitomize the commitment it takes to keep a business going across multiple generations. They believe in Oklahoma values – especially strong families, strong communities, and a strong work ethic – and so do I.”
“In addition to protecting private property rights and the environment while at the commission, Bob Anthony incentivized the roll-out of high-speed Internet to more than 100 towns and cities across Oklahoma, many of them in rural, agricultural areas. And he did it through regulatory reform, not tax increases,” said former president of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association Danny Geis of Hitchcock. “Having access to these new technologies has helped bring distance learning to our schools, and telemedicine to our rural hospitals, and allowed our local businesses to connect to markets worldwide. Bob Anthony understands that with equal consideration and the right tools, rural Oklahoma economies can not only survive, but thrive.”A non-partisan organization of farm and ranch families, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau has many members who voluntarily support qualified candidates to public office through the OKAgFund – candidates who have demonstrated beliefs and actions consistent with Oklahoma Farm Bureau policies. Having won 51 of 77 Oklahoma counties and dominated the vote in most of the state’s rural areas during the primary, Anthony faces term-limited former legislator Brian Bingman in the August 28 runoff election for the Republican nomination.