Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy sent this release out earlier today, announcing her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor:After thoughtful and prayerful consideration, as well as seeking input from my family and those who know me well, I am officially…
WYNONA: State Senator Eddie Fields, a rancher and small businessman from Osage County, announced today his intention to run for Lieutenant Governor in 2018. Oklahoma’s current Lieutenant Governor, Todd Lamb, is term-limited and seeking the Republican nomination for Governor.
Fields was first elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2010. Prior to that he served one term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Rules Committee and Chair of Appropriations Subcommittee of Natural Resources and Regulatory and Vice-Chair of the Appropriations Committee.
“For me public service isn’t about a new title or a stepping stone to higher office, but rather about improving the quality of life for every Oklahoman. In the legislature, I have worked hard to advance our shared conservative values, to make Oklahoma a more business friendly state and fought to keep our rural schools strong,” stated Senator Fields.
Former state representative Dan Fisher (R-El Reno) has filed a statement of organization with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission indicating his intent to run for Governor. Fisher served two terms in the State House (first elected in 2012), but did not seek reelection in 2016.
On the Democratic side, candidates so far are attorney Norman Brown, former Attorney General Drew Edmondson, House Minority Leader Scott Inman, former State Sen. Connie Johnson. Libertarians Rex Lawhorn and Joseph Maldonado are also running.
TULSA, OK – Chairman of the House Insurance Committee, Rep. Lewis Moore (R-Arcadia), has endorsed Glen Mulready and his bid to be Oklahoma’s next Insurance Commissioner.
“Glen Mulready and I have served on the House Insurance Committee together for the last seven years,” said Moore. “I worked closely with him when he chaired the committee, and over the last year as I have chaired the committee, to implement numerous legislative reforms aimed at improving our state’s business climate while also safeguarding consumers. I cannot think of anyone more knowledgeable when it comes to our state’s insurance laws and I am proud to endorse him to be our state’s next Insurance Commissioner.”
On Thursday, July 13th, Democrat candidate Kendra Horn kicked off her campaign for Congress in the 5th District, seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Congressman Steve Russell. State Rep. Carol Bush (RINO-Tulsa…
Blogging has been on partial-hold due to vacation, so here are some brief blogging bullets to catch up on some of what’s happened in the week or so.Democrats won both special elections on Tuesday, July 11th:Democrat Michael Brooks defeated Republican J…
State Rep. Glen Mulready, Republican candidate for Insurance Commissioner, announced two major endorsements in the past week:
TULSA, OK – Today, Insurance Commissioner John Doak endorsed Glen Mulready and his bid to become his successor at the Oklahoma Insurance Department.
“I cannot think of anyone more suited to be our state’s next Insurance Commissioner than Glen Mulready,” stated Insurance Commissioner John Doak. “I have known and worked with Glen for many years in the insurance industry. In his role as the Chairman of the House Insurance Committee, we have continued to work together on many legislative reforms aimed at safeguarding consumers and creating a more robust business climate. Glen Mulready is the kind of experienced, trusted conservative we need as our next Insurance Commissioner and I am honored to support him.”
Economist Brian Jackson Vies for Mullin’s Seat
STATE CHAMBER ENDORSES DARIN CHAMBERS IN HD-46 RACEJuly 6, 2017 — The Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce is encouraging voters to elect conservative Republican Darin Chambers in next week’s special election primary for House District 46.”Darin Chamber…
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Bobby Cleveland released the following statement today after hearing Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Director Stan Florence had requested an agency performance audit by the State Auditor and Inspector.
“I’m relieved to hear Director Florence asked State Auditor Gary Jones for help in this area,” said Cleveland, R-Slaughterville. “It’s clear he wants to improve his agency, and I’m happy he’s taking immediate steps to do so.
“After reviewing numerous complaints from OSBI employees, I’m confident Jones will find areas in need of improvement. The agency will receive nearly $12 million this year from the state of Oklahoma, and we need to ensure our citizens are seeing a good return on investment. The performance audit is an important step in the right direction, and I’ll be anxiously awaiting the results.”