Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Justin Van Kirk announces for Tulsa City Council District 7


TULSA, OK – Today, local conservative businessman Justin Van Kirk formally announced his candidacy at the Tulsa Republican Women’s Club luncheon. The guest speaker, Congressman Kevin Hern, gave an update on the latest from Washington D.C. Van Kirk announced that he has entered the race for Tulsa City Council District 7 which encompasses mostly south Tulsa. Van Kirk, owner of Affordable Auto which is also located in the district never imagined the day he’d run for public office.

“Right after attending Rhema Bible College, my wife, Lily, and I started one of our first companies about 10 years ago and have been focused building those ventures ever since. We’ve been blessed. All we knew growing up was hard work, sacrifice, commitment, and determination to leave this world better than we came into it. We were both born and raised understanding and respecting conservative values at all levels of government.”

Van Kirk is a conservative Republican businessman who believes in a limited government, conservative values, and is guided by his faith. He and his wife are active in their church, Life.Church, are avid athletic players, and world-wide travelers. Van Kirk states that:

“We were both born and raised with a strong foundation to believe and follow conservative values. That meant more than in politics – that was in work, life, family, and community.”

Van Kirk is challenging the Democrat incumbent, Lori Decter-Wright who narrowly won her election in 2018 on a special election. She earned 27.40% of the vote and pursuant to Oklahoma law, that was enough to win. Tulsa council races are non-partisan. The election between Decter-Wright and Van Kirk will be held on August 25, 2020. 

Van Kirk adds that now is the right time for him to run, stating, “I'm ready to transfer my business ownership skills from the private sector into government and I want to help make a difference in a way that is not being done right now. The conservative values that we believe in are being fought against – it just doesn’t make much sense to me. Tulsa has so much opportunity and I'm ready to help it grow, recruit new jobs by encouraging new startups, increasing public safety, and prioritize the city's budget with a free-market mindset.”

To learn more or get involved, please visit VanKirkforTulsa.com.


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