Friday, June 01, 2018

Education advocate Dr. Denise Roddy endorses Cathy Costello


    Leading public education advocate, Dr. Denise Roddy, is endorsing Cathy Costello in the Republican Primary for Labor Commissioner. 

    “One of Cathy Costello’s greatest assets is being a former classroom teacher,” Dr. Denise Roddy says. “Cathy truly values public education and understands the importance of closing the skills gap by promoting STEM programs for both college-bound and career tech students.  She has a clear plan to cultivate the workforce and to set the stage for our kids to enjoy prosperous careers in Oklahoma.”

    Dr. Denise Roddy graduated with honors from Northeastern State University College of Optometry. She is a past-President of both the NSU Alumni Board President and the NSU Foundation Board of Directors. 

    “Cathy is a 40-year job creator and business owner who has signed the front and the back of a paycheck, providing jobs for more than 100 families — including her own,” says Dr. Roddy. “This business experience will be invaluable as the protector of the workforce and small business.  Her unique exposure to the Department of Labor for almost five years makes her the perfect choice for Labor Commissioner.”

     Cathy Costello is a co-founder of several businesses, both domestic and international, and is a sought-after national speaker and advocate on issues of mental health.  She has been instrumental in passing major state and federal legislation to improve how employers address mental health needs in the workplace.

       The Republican primary for Labor Commissioner is scheduled for June 26, 2018 and the general election will be held November 6, 2018.

    For more information on Cathy Costello's campaign for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner, visit her website at


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