I have dedicated my life to serving my country and community. When I retired from the Army in 2015, returning to Oklahoma was always on my mind. It’s where I met my wife, where I formed lifelong friendships, and where I have worked on the land and in our schools since retiring from the military. The call to service is truly ingrained in my soul. The challenges facing our district today require bold leadership. If we do not fundamentally alter the direction we are taking, it will adversely impact us for generations to come
I am pledging to lead with character, selfless service, and civility, and as one of my Army unit’s motto’s states, “Deeds, not Words”, I am driven by this every day the sun rises over Eastern Oklahoma. In a place where a handshake still means something, it’s time for leadership that reflects the values so many of us hold dear It’s time to end the era of hyper-partisanship. It’s time to regain the ideals we share as Oklahomans which reflect how we treat each other within our communities. And it’s time for leadership that replaces empty rhetoric with work focused on making things better for everyone here in Oklahoma.