Thursday, July 15, 2010
My next endorsement is in the race for State Treasurer. Two Republicans filed for this seat, and the winner of the primary election will be facing a no-name Democrat.
Without the slightest hesitation, former state senator Owen Laughlin receives my enthusiastic endorsement.
Owen is the candidate with the character, integrity, values, vision, and experience we need in the office of State Treasurer.
He served for twelve years in the Oklahoma State Senate, representing rural northwestern Oklahoma, his home since 1973, when he married his wife, Charlette. They have four children, and two grand-children. He was one of the most conservative Republican members of the state senate during his tenure.
Owen was in the banking business for over twenty years, and successfully guided his banks through numerous boom-and-bust cycles in the 1980s. He has actual hands-on experience for the job of state treasurer. In addition to banking, he had a small oil and gas operation, and served as Assistant District Attorney. In his final two years in the state senate, he served as the Republican Co-Floor Leader of the evenly divided (24-24) state senate - with the chamber split, one Republican and one Democrat each served as Co-Floor Leader.
Laughlin also is a strong Christian, and has lived his life in accordance to biblical principles. He and his family have the highest moral character.
This particular race is the clearest, easiest choice for me - Owen Laughlin is the man for the job.
You can learn more about Owen and his campaign by visiting his website at www.VoteOwenLaughlin.com. He is also on Twitter (@OwenLaughlin) and Facebook.
Owen joins Tom Coburn and Dana Murphy as my endorsed candidates for the July 27th Republican primary. Stay tuned for more endorsements!