Steven McGowen, Candidate for State Representative, Earns Gun Owners of America Endorsement And NRA ‘AQ’ Rating
(Idabel, OK, 10/19/2016) — Steven McGowen, candidate for Oklahoma’s House of Representatives, has earned the endorsement of Gun Owners of America, a national gun rights group committed to defeating restrictive gun legislation and politicians who are working to disarm the population. Gun Owners of America endorses the pro-gun candidate in a race who agrees that the 2nd Amendment truly is a right that ‘shall not be infringed’ – exactly as the Constitution intends. In addition, McGowen was awarded the ‘AQ’ pro-gun rights rating from the NRA.
Steven McGowen is pleased to be chosen to receive the Gun Owners of America endorsement, outperforming the incumbent Democrat legislator, Johnny Tadlock.
McGowen notes, “I’m not just a gun advocate on paper; I understand the inherent right in our U.S. Constitution that the right to Keep and Bear Arms should not be restricted. When I served in the military, I fought to uphold our Constitution. You can depend on me to continue that fight as your Representative in the State Legislature, to make sure that that right, and every right guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution, is upheld and protected.”
Steven McGowen, son of Earl and Sue McGowen, was raised in McCurtain County, where his great, great grandfather’s family settled as sharecroppers just after the Civil War. McGowen is a veteran of both the U.S. Army and then service in the National Guard, a former law enforcement officer, and currently a healthcare professional at the local McCurtain County hospital in Idabel. McGowen runs a cow/calf ranch in Garvin with his father.
To learn more about Steven McGowen and his candidacy for State Representative, visit www.StevenMcGowen.com.
On November 8th, Oklahoma voters will be voting on seven state questions. SQ777, also known as the Oklahoma Right to Farm Amendment, is one of the more prominent constitutional amendments on the ballot.
In the next week or two, I will be posting two exclusive columns, one in favor of SQ777 (written by a farmer from Major County), and one in opposition to SQ777 (written by a rancher in Cimarron County). Both grew up on family farms or ranches, and continue to work in farming or ranching after marriage.
Here is the language on the ballot:
This measure adds Section 38 to Article II of the Oklahoma Constitution. The new Section creates state constitutional rights. It creates the following guaranteed rights to engage in farming and ranching:
• The right to make use of agricultural technology,
• The right to make use of livestock procedures, and
• The right to make use of ranching practices.
Oklahoma Republican Party Announces Election Night Watch Party
(Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Pam Pollard announces the details of the official OKGOP Election Night Watch Party.
“I am excited to announce we will hold the 2016 election night watch party at MAIN EVENT, a family friendly event center in Oklahoma City,” said Pam Pollard, Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party. “We have rented the entire building for the night and invite conservatives from across Oklahoma to join us as we monitor the election results and celebrate Republican victories in Oklahoma.”
The Main Event is located at 1441 West Memorial Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73114. Doors will open at 7:00 PM, and election results will be shown throughout the venue. The event is hosted by Senator James Lankford and the Oklahoma Republican Party.
Food, beverages and activities may be purchased at the venue. There is no cost to attend.
For media credentials or questions, please contact Jake Parsons at 405-528-3501 or email@example.com.
Oklahoma Republican Party, Senator James Lankford, Senator Jim Inhofe, Distinguished Guests, Oklahoma Republicans
2016 Election Watch Party
Food, fun, games and victory!
The Main Event
1441 West Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Oklahoma Second Amendment Association Completes Review of Voting Record,
After Claim by State Representative Johnny Tadlock
A Note from Don Spencer, President of the Oklahoma Second Amendment Association:
Oklahoma Second Amendment Association has received multiple requests recently to review the voting record of State Representative Johnny Tadlock (D-Idabel), due to his public proclamation and campaign talking points such as the one Rep. Tadlock published on his facebook page: “Next we can talk about the Second Amendment… there is not another legislator that defends those rights anymore than I do…and my record is clear on that as well…”
The following is detail of our findings:
State Representative Johnny Tadlock (D-Idabel) Gun Voting Record
Oklahoma Second Amendment Association Finding: Upon review the voting record of State Rep. Johnny Tadlock (D-Idabel) in correlation with all other members of the State Legislature, there are 68 members in the State House with higher gun advocacy voting records in the 2016 session than State Representative Tadlock, and 12 of those are democrats.
Governor Mary Fallin Announces Cabinet, Senior Staff Changes
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced a series of changes to her Cabinet and senior staff designed to ensure continued legislative success for the next two years while sustaining important initiatives enacted during her time in office.
“My team and I have accomplished a lot in the past six years, and we have every intention of being as productive as possible in our remaining two years,” said Fallin. “Each of these members of our team will continue to do amazing work for Oklahoma just as they have throughout their impressive careers. I thank each of them for all they have done to date and am thrilled they are all stepping up to fill these important roles serving our great state.”
The changes are:
- Secretary of State and Native American Affairs Chris Benge, a former House speaker, will become the governor’s chief of staff. He will retain his duties as secretary of Native American Affairs.
- First Assistant Attorney General Mike Hunter, a former legislator who served as secretary of state for former Governor Frank Keating, will become secretary of state and special counsel to the governor.
- Chief of Staff Denise Northrup will become chief operations officer at the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, an agency formed in Fallin’s first term by consolidating several shared government services to generate efficiencies.
- Deputy General Counsel Jennifer Chance, a former Oklahoma County assistant district attorney, will become general counsel.
All changes will be effective by Nov. 1.
“With these changes plus so many new legislators next year and new legislative leadership, Oklahomans can expect a fresh, redoubled effort from my administration and other leaders to serve them successfully. I believe our best days are ahead of us and that we will continue pushing an aggressive, pro-growth agenda,” Fallin said.
Chris Benge was appointed as Oklahoma’s 33rd secretary of state by Governor Mary Fallin on Nov. 8, 2013. In his role as secretary of state, Benge serves on the governor’s Cabinet and is responsible for 20 executive entities.
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NAIA College Presidents Show Shameful Misogyny
by Everett Piper, OKWU President, September 26, 2016
On September 26, the Council of Presidents for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) disregarded a nearly unanimous recommendation of its board of commissioners and athletic directors and voted 11-9 to remove their national cross country championships from the state of North Carolina. The reason? North Carolina’s “HB2 legislation creates an atmosphere where discrimination potentially exists for some NAIA student-athletes and personnel.” In other words, these university presidents believe the Tar Heel state should be punished for defending a woman’s right to have her own bathroom.
Have these people lost all sense of academic integrity? Have they lost their minds?
At the risk of stating the obvious, there is a reason we don’t just tell young women who want to play intercollegiate sports that they are welcome to do so, as long as they avail themselves of the men’s teams. There’s a reason we don’t just tell co-eds to go ahead and try out for the basketball, soccer, or baseball teams, but that we have no intention of spending the university’s time or money to provide separate coaches, facilities, and programs for them. If we were to be so callous, we would rightly be accused of being insensitive, unfair, and fully out of compliance with a federal law known as Title IX.