Tuesday, June 7, 2011
MUSKOGEE - State Rep. George Faught (R-Muskogee) said today that he is forming a committee to explore the possibility of running for U.S. House, following Congressman Dan Boren’s announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2012.
“I will be sitting down and discussing this with individuals across the 2nd District. My phone has been ringing off the wall with people encouraging me to run for Congress, and I owe it to my supporters to think long and hard about doing so,” Faught said.
Rep. Faught was first elected with strong bipartisan support to the Oklahoma State House of Representatives in 2006, representing House District 14, which covers portions of Muskogee and Cherokee counties. He was re-elected in 2008, and drew no opposition in 2010. Faught was the first Republican in state history to represent House District 14.
“With the crisis America faces, we need to look beyond party politics and do what’s right for our state and our nation. My family and I will be in prayer over this matter in the coming days, and I would ask that you join me in prayer for guidance.”
[blogger's note/disclaimer: I am George's son]