Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Shelley Brumbaugh to run for late husband's House seat


Shelley Brumbaugh Announces She Will Run for the House District 76 Seat

After the stunning events of the unexpected death of her husband, State Representative David Brumbaugh, who held the people's seat of House District 76 since his first election in 2010, Shelley Brumbaugh has been encouraged to run for the seat. Shelley was an instrumental support in her husband's campaign, constituent services, and legislative activities over the last seven years.

"Not only is there unfinished business that David was committed to in his role as Chairman of the Republican House Caucus, but I also have a legislative agenda to be completed in support of our home district.  Since before David's election in 2010, I worked alongside him for our district, knocking doors, visiting with constituents, answering and finding resources to fill their needs -  and the people deserve to have continued stability in their representation and services."

Shelley Brumbaugh also expresses appreciation for the outpouring of sympathy as we all share in the loss of David. "My teenage daughters and I are thankful for wonderful visits from all over the district, to even flowers from Senator Ted and Heidi Cruz. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming, but what also has been amazing is the strength and the confidence I have in knowing that we have already addressed what can sometimes be difficult for a single parent to accomplish. I am thankful for family support already arranged if I am fortunate to serve you at the Capitol during next spring’s session. I am confident in my ability to fully serve in every capacity that our constituents expect. My whole family, church, and great Oklahoma leaders whom we will be announcing soon are standing with us in support of our decision to run."

Shelley is also a businesswoman, who assisted her late husband in managing their company DRB Industries, located in Broken Arrow. She majored in Accounting at Northeastern State University, is a fifth-generation Oklahoman, and a two-decade resident of Broken Arrow.

The primary election will be held on August 8, 2017 with the general election on November 14, 2017. To find out more about Shelley, please visit her Facebook page at: Shelley Brumbaugh for State House.

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