Gubernatorial Race

Gary Richardson forms gubernatorial exploratory committee

Gary Richardson Announces Exploratory Committee for Governor of Oklahoma 

Tulsa, OK, February 21, 2017–  Former Reagan-appointed U.S. Attorney and small business owner Gary Richardson has announced the formation of his exploratory committee for Governor of Oklahoma.

“The current budget crisis in Oklahoma proves to me that Oklahoma isn’t a poor state but a state run poorly.” said Richardson.  “It’s important that the people of Oklahoma have a Governor who will make the right decisions to get our state out of this budget crisis without raising taxes.”

Richardson shared the next steps of his exploratory committee. “In the following months, I will travel across the state to visit with Oklahomans and listen to their concerns about taxes, education, and the economy of our state,” said Richardson.  “Oklahomans know what is best for our state.  It’s time their leaders heed their concerns.”

Richardson Applauds Lamb's Resignation over Fallin's Tax Plan

Richardson Applauds Lamb’s Decision to Follow in Opposing Service Tax

Tulsa, OK, February 16, 2017–  Below is a statement from Gary Richardson about Lt. Governor Todd Lamb’s decision to resign from Governor Fallin’s cabinet over her proposed service tax.

“I am glad that Lt. Governor Lamb has finally decided to follow my call to oppose Governor Fallin’s proposed tax on the service industry,” said Richardson.

“I encourage Lt. Governor Lamb and the rest of the Republican members of the Oklahoma Legislature to join me in standing on Republican values by opposing all of Governor Fallin’s proposed tax initiatives including her proposed hike on tobacco and gasoline taxes.  Only then can we all work toward a comprehensive solution that eliminates waste in our state government and funds our state agencies without raising taxes.”

Dan Boren won't run for Governor in 2018

In an announcement today, former Democrat congressman Dan Boren has decided against running for governor in 2018. This is essentially the Oklahoma Democratic Party conceding the race to the GOP, as Boren was their best (and perhaps only) shot at t…