Friday, July 16, 2010
Continuing with my 2010 Republican Primary endorsements, we now turn to the race for Lieutenant Governor. Five Republicans, one Democrat, and one Independent are running for this office.
My endorsement goes to State Representative John Wright.
When I think of the term 'statesman', John Wright comes to mind. John finished up his last legislative session this year; after serving for twelve years in the State House, he is now term limited. John is a rock-solid conservative, and there are few elected officials I trust more. He is an eloquent debater - when he stands up to debate, his fellow state representatives all pause to listen. He draws immense respect from both sides of the aisle.
He is tremendously dedicated. In his time in the House, he never missed a day, and missed only 39 votes up until the last week of session this year, when he underwent emergency eye surgery, and most of two days' votes. However, he did return to finish the session out.
John was elected by his peers to serve as the chairman of the Republican Caucus for two terms. For the past five years, he chaired the Administrative Rules & Agency Oversight Committee in the House, where he performed his duties with thoroughness and dedication. In 2009, he was chosen to chair the Oklahoma Republican Party State Convention.
John's opponents are by no means bad people. In fact, as with most of the other statewide races this year, they would make fine Lieutenant Governors.
However, John is hands-down the most experienced and conservative choice. I'll be voting for John Wright on July 27th.
You can learn more about John and his campaign by visiting his website at www.MovingOklahomaForward.com. He is also on Twitter (@JohnWright2010) and Facebook.
John joins Tom Coburn, Dana Murphy and Owen Laughlin as my endorsed candidates for the July 27th Republican primary. Stay tuned for more endorsements!