Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford endorses Gary Richardson


    Famed U.S. Astronaut, Air Force Lt. General (ret.), and Weatherford native, Thomas Stafford, is endorsing Gary Richardson for Oklahoma Governor.  Among his many distinctions, Lt. Gen. Stafford flew four pioneering missions in space and was the Commander of Apollo 10, the first flight of the lunar module to the moon.

    "Gary Richardson is the perfect conservative candidate to lead Oklahoma out of our current crisis," Gen. Thomas Stafford says. "Richardson earned a national reputation as a U.S. Attorney with a unique talent for finding and prosecuting corruption —  that is exactly what we need right now.  Throughout my career I have seen firsthand how vital it is to have a strong leader at the helm. Gary Richardson has the integrity and the leadership skills to steer our ship in a new direction as Oklahoma’s next Governor.”

    Gary Richardson says he is honored and humbled to receive Gen. Stafford’s endorsement and support.

    “General Tom Stafford is an international hero and has always made Oklahoma proud,” says Gary Richardson.  “Gen. Stafford is the personification of everything we value in Oklahoma — hard work, courage and determination.  He was a pioneer of space travel and that pioneering spirit is what I want to bring to Oklahoma government.  We need an overhaul of the system, we need a process that demands transparency and accountability of how every tax dollar is spent, and we need a bold leader to make that happen.  Conservatives in Oklahoma are demanding responsible government and that is my top priority.”

    Gary Richardson is a native Oklahoman, a former US Attorney appointed by President Reagan and founder of a nationally-renowned law firm in Tulsa.


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