Howard Houchen, a previously blogged about Republican from Hugo, launched his congressional campaign website today. Here's a video introduction from the site:
Houchen has an impressive bio; he worked for several years in the petroleum industry, traveling extensively throughout southeastern Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. He has a B.A. in Political Science from OU, and a M.A. in National Security Studies from American Military University. He briefly served on the Hugo City Council in the mid-1990's, and currently manages All-American Garage Doors, Inc., in Hugo.
Houchen is one of three publicly announced candidates for the Second Congressional seat held by Democrat Dan Boren. Dan Arnett of Henryetta and Lewis Spring of Hugo are the other two candidates to date.
On June 27th, there will be a Second District GOP meeting in Muskogee, featuring, at latest report, seven people who are looking at running for the seat as well. The meeting will take place at the Muskogee Public Library, and will begin at 1:00pm.