Tuesday, June 07, 2011

State Rep. George Faught to explore congressional run

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]


Anonymous said...

I think this would be a good thing. I asked Representative Faught about this 2 years ago.

Prayers going up.

Bobbie McAuliffe

Annie said...

Rep. George Faught is exactly the kind of candidate the GOP needs - no, the 2nd District needs! He is very likeable, down-to-earth, connects with people, hard working, clean living, good looking.... why search any further? I say "Run George, run!"

Tandy said...

I think this would be a great thing for Oklahoma. I was so sad when we moved out of Rep. Faught's district and I would be proud to cast my vote for George Faught for 2nd District US representative. I will be praying for him and his family for guidance.


rontenman said...

I will only vote for someone who will let God lead them in every thing, and work to restore Gods name to schools ,etc. If your that man I will work for you. Ron Tennison Boynton

rontenman said...

I will vote only for someone who lets God lead them, and will work to restore the name of God in schools etc. If you are that man I will work for you. Ron Tennison, Boynton

Karl Schneider said...

The very LAST people I want directing the affairs of state are ignoramuses who believe in imaginary god(s). http://www.godisimaginary.com
Karl Schneider

karlschneider said...

Which god is the one he believes in?