Thursday, August 20, 2009

Edmonds Officially Files Candidacy

The following was received from the congressional campaign of Republican Daniel Edmonds today.

MORRIS, OK – Daniel E. Edmonds, a life-long native of Morris, Oklahoma has filed candidacy papers with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). In addition, Edmonds’ campaign committee “Edmonds 2 Congress” has also filed a statement of organization with the FEC. Edmonds will be seeking the Republican nomination for Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District seat, currently being held by Democrat Dan Boren.

Born the fourth of twelve children, and raised on the family’s small farming/ranching operation, Edmonds knows the importance of dedication, dependability, and discipline. Having been taught traditional conservative values at home, Edmonds further honed his values through the FFA Organization while in high school. After graduation from Morris High School as Salutatorian, Edmonds attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he pursued a bachelor’s of science in plant and soil sciences. While completing studies, Edmonds took a semester from his studies to serve as the Agricultural Legislative Intern at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. Having his interest in government heightened, Edmonds then traveled to Washington D.C., where he served as the Agricultural Policy intern under Congressman Frank D. Lucas, (R, OK-3). While in Washington, Edmonds learned a great deal about the internal, day-to-day operations of a U.S. Congressional office.

After the two legislative internship experiences, Edmonds returned to Oklahoma State University to complete his bachelor’s degree. With an interest to continue learning, Edmonds stayed at OSU to pursue a master’s degree in plant and soil sciences. While working on master’s studies, Edmonds had the opportunity to travel to Zimbabwe and Uzbekistan, presenting research and knowledge learned here in Oklahoma to farmers, ranchers, government officials, and scientists. Edmonds received the Phoenix Award, Oklahoma State University’s Outstanding Master’s student award.

After completion of a master’s degree in plant and soil sciences, Edmonds furthered his education by pursuing a doctoral degree in soil science. While working toward completion of this degree, Edmonds has traveled to Russia and Mexico. In all, Edmonds has traveled to nine countries on five continents to represent OSU and Oklahoma in presenting agricultural methodologies to the third world. Edmonds is currently working towards the completion of his doctoral degree.

In addition to his duties as a Research Fellow with Oklahoma State University, Edmonds also works on the family’s farming/ranching operation near Morris, OK. Edmonds also aids local farmers on their operations as well, and serves as the Pre-kindergarten Sunday school teacher and editor/publisher of his church’s weekly bulletin.

Edmonds is planning a formal announcement of his candidacy for September 5 in Morris, Oklahoma. For more information or to schedule Edmonds for an event in your area, contact the Edmonds 2 Congress campaign office (918) 733-2068, or visit the campaign’s website

Edmonds is one of three GOP candidates running against Democrat Congressman Dan Boren. You can learn more about Edmonds by visiting his website here.

The other candidates so far are Dan Arnett and Howard Houchen.

At this point, we have not endorsed any candidate, but we will post information on this blog whenever we find or are sent anything on candidates. If you know of a candidate who has not been covered on Muskogee Politico, or want to contact us on anything else, send us an email here.


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