Friday, October 14, 2022

AFP-Oklahoma endorses three more candidates for State House

Americans for Prosperity Oklahoma Endorses New Round of State Legislative Candidates

Tulsa, Okla. – Americans for Prosperity Oklahoma (AFP-OK) today announced its endorsement of three candidates for the Oklahoma State House of Representatives:  Kendra Wesson (HD-46), Brad Banks (HD-70), and Paul Hassink (HD-79).

Today’s announcement adds to previous AFP-OK’s legislative candidate endorsements. The organization will continue through Election Day to connect with voters in support of these candidates through mailers, digital advocacy, and its signature grassroots efforts. 

“AFP Oklahoma is working hard to elect men and women who will work hard to get government out of the way of hardworking Oklahomans who seek to improve their lives and the future of our state,” said AFP State Director John Tidwell.

“We need leaders in state government who understand that government policies often undermine good jobs, quality education, and opportunity creation,” he said. “These and the other candidates we endorsed will work to reverse bad policies and ensure that government does not exceed its proper role.”


Kendra Wesson (HD-46)
When elected to the State House, Kendra Wesson will advocate for policies that empower parents to play a greater role in their children’s education. Whether providing more educational opportunities to meet individual learning needs or increasing transparency in public schools, Wesson will be a representative that makes education a priority. Wesson will also support policies that provide relief to hardworking Oklahomans through her support for a flat income tax and greater transparency into the state budget process.

Brad Banks (HD-70)
As a business owner, Brad Banks understands how government policies can erect roadblocks to jobs and business development. In the State House, he will work to break down barriers through occupational licensing reforms to eliminate unnecessary government permission slips to hold certain jobs. Banks will also provide taxpayers relief through tax reforms and lower taxes. He will also support parents seeking the best education for their children through education savings accounts and increased educational freedom. 

Paul Hassink (HD-79)
Paul Hassink’s professional experience will position him in the State House to advance policies that help to unleash innovation and the jobs and business opportunities innovation creates in Oklahoma. To further help Oklahoma attract new businesses that provide high-quality jobs, Hassink is expected to support lower taxes on individuals and businesses.

Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Oklahomans behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit


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