Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Jim Bridenstine endorses Sen. James Lankford's 2022 reelection bid

Former NASA Administrator and Oklahoma Congressman backs United States Senator in 2022 re-election bid

(Oklahoma City) – Former NASA Administrator and Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine announced today his endorsement of U.S. Senator James Lankford when he is up for reelection next year.

Jim Bridenstine issued the following statement today:

"James Lankford is exactly what Oklahoma needs in a Senator. His exceptional intellect is only matched by his diligence and high integrity. When I was in Congress and at NASA, I could always count on James to be true to his convictions. He does what is right and makes his positions transparent. Oklahoma and America are well served by James. Our state strongly benefits from the proven conservative leadership of James Lankford in the United States Senate. He has my wholehearted support and endorsement."

Jim Bridenstine, Former NASA Administrator and Congressman
March 16, 2021

About Senator James Lankford  

James Lankford is a nationally recognized conservative and servant leader committed to God, Family and the Constitution. 

Elected to the United States Senate in 2014, Lankford will be up for re-election in 2022. Senator Lankford works hard for all Oklahomans; he studies and prays through each issue. He is focused on solving our nation’s problems and improving the lives of all Oklahomans. During his time in Congress, Lankford has earned the respect of his colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, for his knowledge on the pressing issues facing the country.  

James has been married to Cindy for over 27 years. Cindy Lankford is a private Speech Language Pathologist. Together, they have two wonderful daughters: Hannah and Jordan. James’ Mom was a public-school librarian and school administrator; his father spent more than 40 years in local law enforcement and security. James’ maternal grandparents owned a small dry-cleaning business and his paternal grandparents were dairy farmers. 

While remaining passionate about the sanctity of life and traditional family values, Senator Lankford has become a strong voice for fiscal discipline and accountability in the federal government. He has emerged as a leader in fighting government regulations that are suffocating businesses and weakening the economy. Senator Lankford has continued to fight for Oklahoma's workers and small businesses throughout the pandemic. In 2020 he was awarded the “Guardian of the Small Business” award for his efforts to ensure that Oklahoma’s small businesses have the resources that they need to survive this pandemic. 

Lankford currently serves on the Committee on Finance, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs where he is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management and the Indian Affairs Committee. In addition, Senator Lankford is the Ranking Member of the Select Committee on Ethics and serves on the Senate Republican Whip Team. 

Prior to the Senate, Lankford served in the US House of Representatives from 2011 - 2014. His peers elected Lankford to serve as the Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee for the 113th Congress working behind the scenes to push the Republican Conference toward conservative solutions for the issues facing our nation. Before Congress James served the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma as Director of Falls Creek Youth Camp from 1996 to 2009.  

James is unashamedly Christian in his worldview and daily life. He enjoys spending time with his family, sport shooting, and reading. 


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