Thursday, April 09, 2020

Former Rep. George Faught files for re-election to HD14


MUSKOGEE (April 9, 2020)  –  Muskogee small businessman and former state representative George Faught has announced that he has filed for re-election to the State House District 14 seat. Faught previously held the seat from 2006 to 2012 and 2014 to 2018. District 14 is made up of eastern Muskogee County and western Cherokee County, taking in half of the city of Muskogee, and the towns of Fort Gibson, Braggs, Webbers Falls and portions of Hulbert.

“As Oklahoma faces this unprecedented crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we must have experienced policy makers at the capitol to help us navigate the rough waters we find ourselves in. More than 75% of the legislators currently serving in the State House have less than 4 years of experience, and those years had high revenues with an excess of cash to spend,” said Faught. “Having previously served through both good times and bad, especially during the last prolonged national recession, I have a proven track record of making those important and often extremely difficult decisions.”

“With businesses shut down across the state for who knows how long, there will definitely be a sharp drop in the revenues which fund our core services. Decisions made this next term will determine the futures of our children and grandchildren. With the right experienced leadership and our resilient Oklahoma Spirit we will weather the storm and come back stronger than ever,” continued Faught.

While in office, Faught served 8 years on the Administrative Rules and Government Oversight committee which reviews and approves rules and policies that affect how our state agencies, boards and commissions operate. Six of those years he served as committee Chairman. During his tenure he also served as Vice-Chair of the Economic Development and Financial Services committee and Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

Faught has been married to his wife, Becky for 37 years and they have three grown children and four grandchildren. As owner of Clean Pro, a Muskogee-based carpet and tile cleaning business that specializes in water damage restoration, Faught has served thousands of customers in surrounding communities for the past 33 years.


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