Faught Launches Congressional Campaign
MUSKOGEE - State Representative George Faught (R-Muskogee) announced today his candidacy for Congress in Oklahoma's Second District, a seat currently held by Rep. Dan Boren. Faught (pronounced ‘Fŏt’) formed an exploratory committee to consider a possible run after Rep. Boren’s announcement that he would not seek re-election in 2012.
“The citizens of eastern Oklahoma deserve a proven leader to represent their conservative values in Washington, D.C.” declared Faught. “Today, our country has arrived at a critical crossroads. Out of control spending and unsustainable debt have brought America to the verge of economic collapse. We are engaged in a battle over what kind of country we’re going to leave for our children and grandchildren, and I am ready to fight for their future.”
Faught, currently serving his third term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, became the first Republican in state history to win the State House District 14 seat, in an area with over 70% Democratic registration. District 14 encompasses portions of eastern Muskogee and western Cherokee Counties.
“I have always enjoyed strong bi-partisan support. Regardless of party affiliation, Oklahomans are conservative, and deserve conservative representation. They want God-honoring, pro-life, pro-gun, Constitution-supporting elected officials.” stated Faught. “The encouragement I have received to run for Congress has been overwhelming.”
Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District covers the eastern third of the state, stretching from Kansas to Texas and includes 26 counties. Over the past few election cycles, trends have shown that while the district is registered heavily Democratic, the voters are conservative.
“I have a very strong attachment to the 2nd District. I have lived and worked here for 48 of my 49 years, and I have a vested interest in seeing our district prosper,” Faught said. “Washington politicians have gotten the nation off course, but together we can take our country back.”
Faught and his wife, Becky, have been married for nearly 29 years. They live in Muskogee and have three grown children, Tyler, Jamison and Savannah. They have owned and operated a carpet cleaning business serving communities in eastern Oklahoma for the past 24 years.
The George Faught for Congress campaign will be holding a kickoff event on Saturday, July 30th, at the Muskogee Civic Center at 11:00 a.m. You can visit Faught’s website at www.GeorgeFaught.com, follow him on Twitter at @GeorgeFaught, and like his Facebook page at facebook.com/GeorgeFaught. To contact by phone, call (918) 682-8383, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.