Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Former Rep. George Faught to run for House District 14


Former State Rep. George Faught to run for House District 14 seat

Muskogee  –  Former State Representative George Faught today announced his candidacy for House District 14, following Representative Arthur Hulbert’s decision to not seek reelection.  Faught previously held the seat from 2006 to 2012.  District 14 is made up of eastern Muskogee County and western Cherokee County, taking in half of the city of Muskogee, and the towns of Fort Gibson, Braggs, and Webbers Falls.

“The citizens of House District 14 deserve a proven leader to represent their values in Oklahoma City.  I am running to continue our district’s conservative voice in the State House,” said Faught.  “Arthur Hulbert has done a fine job representing us. I thank him for his service, and wish him well as he moves on to other tasks.”

For over 26 years, Faught has owned and operated Clean Pro, a carpet cleaning and disaster restoration company.  His business is based in Muskogee, and serves a wide area of eastern Oklahoma.

“As a small business owner, I understand the challenges that our economy has gone through.  We need to promote economic policies that help Oklahoma thrive. We can build a better future by creating jobs, providing quality education for our children, and promoting common sense ideas that reflect our values. We must find ways to cut wasteful spending and decrease the size of government, while lessening the burden on Oklahoma taxpayers,” Faught said.

In 2006, Faught became the first Republican in state history to win House District 14.  He was reelected in 2008, and drew no opponent in 2010.  From 2011 to 2012, he was the chairman of the Administrative Rules and Government Oversight Committee. Faught has a 100% pro-life and pro-gun voting record.

“As the federal government continues to grow larger and more intrusive, it is more important than ever that states push back and defend the Constitution and our traditional values,” said Faught.  “Oklahoma can set the example for other states to follow."

Faught and his wife Becky have been married for 31 years, and reside in Muskogee.  They are the parents of two married sons and one daughter. A committed Christian, Faught is a member of Tulsa Bible Church, where he also serves as a deacon.

1 comment:

Phil M said...

I have a pretty good idea what you are going to be doing this summer.