Thursday, April 09, 2020

Barresi officially files candidacy for 5th Congressional District

Ready to Restore our Conservative Voice in Congress

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Dr. Janet Barresi, a dentist and small business owner filed paperwork with the Oklahoma State Election Board this morning, certifying her candidacy in the Republican Primary for Oklahoma’s fifth congressional district.

“As Oklahoma families and businesses battle the duel threat of the Corona Virus pandemic and an energy downturn, the last thing we need is to allow liberal Kendra Horn to return to Washington and continue taking orders from Nancy Pelosi at our expense. We need a conservative voice in Congress now more than ever and I’m ready to go to work,” said Barresi.

Barresi ran a successful dental practice for over 24 years. After her husband’s death in 2009, Janet and one of her sons assumed control of Cosmo Energy, a small oil and gas company. In 2011, Barresi became the first Republican elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

“We are a country that is deeply divided between a Democratic Party that has lost its battle with extreme socialists and Republicans who are focused on preserving an economy that rewards hard work and ensures all of us the opportunity to prosper,” Barresi stated.

“When I decided to enter this race, I knew Kendra Horn was not the moderate she claimed to be. She voted with Nancy Pelosi 85% of the time and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 89% of the time. These are socialists who don’t share the same values centered on faith, family, and freedom that define Oklahomans. When Kendra Horn was elected, we lost a voice in Washington that reflects Oklahoma values. With your help we will defeat her and return conservative representation to the citizens of Oklahoma’s fifth district.”

Barresi has been active in many Republican Party activities, including serving as a state convention delegate in 2019 and as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2012. She founded two charter schools — Independence Charter Middle School and Harding Charter Preparatory High School, that have won many accolades for their academic excellence.

Janet and her husband John have twin sons, Joe and Ben. After John’s death in 2009, Janet and her sons became strong advocates of appropriate mental health treatment, suicide prevention and support for families surviving suicide.

Janet was overjoyed when their family grew with the marriages of Ben to his wife Emmalee and Joe to his wife Erin. Since that time, Janet has assumed her favorite title, “Mimi,” to her five adorable grandchildren.


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