2022 Oklahoma Primary Election Candidate Analysis (Washington County)

2022 Primary Election Sample Ballot (Washington County)

While I agree with much of this analysis, these are not my thoughts. I am sharing this with the permission of Mr. Gary Kilpatrick.

In Liberty,

From Mr. Gary Kilpatrick:
There are a lot of candidates to consider on the Republican primary ballot on June 28th.  Hopefully these are my final thoughts, for what they are worth. I highly recommend doing your own research and analysis whenever it is possible.

For readers of my first draft you should be aware that my opinion has changed on the following elections: State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the U.S. Senate (Inhofe’s old seat).


Kevin Stitt, 49, the current Governor, is running for reelection. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation; nonetheless he took a tough stand (some would say too tough) with the tribes regarding renegotiation of the gambling compact between the tribes and the state. He has also aggressively tried to protect the interests of the State of Oklahoma in the fallout of the McGirt decision. Stitt signed into law three pro-life bills, one of which has been called the toughest abortion law in America.

Mark Sherwood, 57, seems to be Gov. Stitt’s number one opponent.  He is a naturopathic doctor in Tulsa who served 24 years on the Tulsa police force. His Ballotpedia survey answers highlight his awareness of “the aggressive communist agenda” sweeping the nation with the intention of silencing the church and destroying families (I agree with him). He argues the federal government is out of control, and that Gov. Stitt “is incompetent or unwilling to address these issues.” Sherwood’s goal is to establish cooperative, working relationships with each of the state’s 39 tribal nations. He supports zero tolerance for mask and vaccine mandates.

I know few details of the other Republicans on the primary ballot: Joel Kintsel, 40, an executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs; and Moira McCabe a homeschool parent, a welder, and a computer repair person.

My thoughts:

For me Sherwood’s strong point is his position on COVID mandates.  COVID has been used by liberals to promote their agenda in both red and blue states. Although Stitt avoided mandates he, like almost all other Republican governors, did little to nothing to use their bully pulpits to promote early treatment and proactive prophylactic supplementation like vitamin D, C, zinc and quercetin. These simple remedies would have saved countless lives. Opposing mandates is one thing; the question is whether Sherwood would be proactive in fighting big Pharma, big hospitals, and big government in some future health crisis which is sure to come.

Some will like Sherwood for his desire to make peace with the tribes, but for me I am glad Stitt has robustly represented the State’s interests in the fallout of the McGirt decision.  All in all, I think Gov. Stitt has done a reasonable job.

My vote will be for Kevin Stitt.


David Hooten, 59, is currently Clerk of Oklahoma County. His career experience includes working as a professional trumpet player, composer, producer and business owner of a music production company.  He is endorsed by OCPAC. He switched from Democrat to Republican sometime prior to 2014.

Clark Jolley, 51, was a member of the Oklahoma Senate from 2004 to 2016 representing District 41 (Edmond). He has a B.A. in political science and a law degree. His professional experience includes serving as an adjunct professor, running a private law practice and serving as an administrative law judge for the OK Dept. of Labor. His ‘lifetime’ American Conservative Union (ACU) rating is 77%.

Todd Russ, 61, currently serves in the OK House of Representatives for District 55 (Sayre). He is a banker who later became a banking consultant. His 2021 ACU rating is 78%, up considerably from his 2020 rating of 64%; his lifetime score is 72%. He co-authored a key abortion banning bill (SB1503), but failed to vote at all on the important bill HJR1070 concerning new standards for schools which promote abortion and question conservative religious family values.

My thoughts:

Some would exclude Hooten because he switched parties.  I am not in that camp; even my parents were Democrats at one time. The real question we need to answer is why he switched, and I don’t know that answer. Russ and Jolley lean conservative, maybe not as much as I would prefer.  Although his resume does not read like a typical principled conservative, I think Hooten may be the best of the three, but honestly, I could vote for any of them. They all have warts.

My vote will be for David Hooten.

Attorney General

John O’Connor, 67, is the current Attorney General.  He was appointed by Gov. Stitt in July 2021 to replace Mike Hunter who resigned. Prior to his appointment as Attorney General he was nominated by Pres. Trump to the federal bench in April 2018, but the Senate had not confirmed him by the close of the 115th Congress and Connor withdrew from further consideration for the federal bench. He has worked diligently to lessen the negative impacts of the McGirt decision. Locally he filed suit against Ascension Healthcare for denying religious exemptions to the vaccine and won.

Gentner Drummond, 58, of Pawhuska ran for Attorney General in 2018 and lost in the primary to Mike Hunter.

My thoughts:

John O’Connor has done all the right things. I support him fully.

My vote will be for John O’Connor.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Ryan Walters, 36, is currently state Secretary of Education, appointed to that position by Gov. Stitt in 2020. Walters is a former history teacher and the chief executive officer of Every Kid Counts Oklahoma, a private advocacy group that supported legislation in 2021 to expand student transfers and alter the school funding formula. He was also a part of the push to implement House Bill 1775, the so-called Critical Race Theory legislation, which prohibits teachers from teaching certain concepts surrounding race and gender. Gov. Stitt supports Walters for State Superintendent.

Walters has received a lot of heat recently over his handling of an $8-million Bridge the Gap Digital Wallet program which used federal coronavirus relief funds to distribute $1,500 grants to families for purchase of school supplies and laptops.  But it has been reported that hundreds of families bought TVs, gaming consoles, home appliances and other items. I do not know if these allegations are true (or true in part) but I do have a low opinion in general of how our state government has handled federal coronavirus funds.  I am convinced that millions of dollars have been misspent, and although it is easy to say and much harder to implement, I do believe from my experience in industry that executives/managers can eliminate/reduce wasteful spending if they will only assign a high priority to the accomplishment of that goal.

April Grace, 56, has been Shawnee Superintendent of Schools since 2016.

John Cox, 58, is Peggs School Superintendent.  He ran for State Superintendent in 2014 and 2018 as a Democrat but is now running as a Republican. A decade ago, during the common core battles Dr. Cox was one of only a few school superintendents who bravely stood against common core. He is endorsed by Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment as well as by an individual I respect in the education community, Linda Murphy.

My thoughts:

As you will see a little later, my major concern with state government is the bureaucracy. A majority of Oklahoma’s 90,000 employees (2014 data) are hopefully still conservative and Christian, but I suspect a liberal bias is rapidly growing in our state agencies. Such a bias can already be seen in such departments as education. I do not believe that a conservative State Superintendent can on his or her own change the education department overnight, but we need a leader who has the passion and the proper worldview to tackle a rapidly deteriorating bureaucracy. Unfortunately, our past two State Superintendents, although registered Republicans and professing conservatives, were nothing more than wolves in sheep clothing.

It seems to me that those who support Cox oppose school choice (a voucher system) and those who support Walters support school choice.  It’s as simple as that. Unlike many of my politically active friends, I do not believe that school choice is the panacea for education.  School choice is the conservative version of the liberal’s obsession with gun control.  Guns do not kill people; people kill people. And schools do not provide good nor bad education: state and/or federal mandated curricula, reading lists, lesson plans, education guidance, library standards, teacher training, etc. deliver bad education outcomes through teachers employed by local school boards.  Why do we believe school choice will solve the problem? Look at American Christian colleges – almost to an institution they have gone woke.  What will keep the good schools of today from becoming woke?  Not the free enterprise system in and of itself. It takes cleaning up the bureaucracy at the state level and voting out the woke local school board members if we are going to have any chance of changing the culture, and thus the success, of our schools.

What I am saying is that unlike so many of my friends on the political right, I do not base my vote on whether someone supports school choice or doesn’t.  I am interested in the heart of the candidate. What is his or her worldview?  Is it a mature Biblical worldview? Will he or she try to do the right thing – the Biblical thing – when confronted with an issue? Will they hire conservatives in the Education Department or liberals?  Are they mature enough in their worldview to be able to identify a liberal masquerading as a conservative?

My major concern with Walters is that I believe he may be influenced by Jeb Bush and powerful state organizations like the State Chamber of Commerce.  Jeb Bush was bad news 10 years ago when we were fighting common core and, in my opinion, he is still bad news (and he still makes visits to Oklahoma to peddle his ideas, of which school choice is one).  On the other hand, Walters opposes many of the things I oppose like CRT ideology, gender ID choice of restrooms and inappropriate materials in K-12 classrooms.  He has said he is against common core and he does say he wants a top to bottom review of the system installed by the retiring liberal State Supt. Joy Hofmeister.

My major concern with John Cox is, for example, that he reportedly said we should not be teaching morals in public schools.  The truth of the matter is that we already teach morals in the schools, and the morals being taught by the state mandated curricula are all bad.  In my way of thinking the only way out of the education mess is to change course and openly teach Biblical precepts to all the children. I have other anecdotal evidence from sources I respect that raise questions about the depth of Cox’s commitment to conservative Christian ideas.

Therefore, I am throwing my support behind Ryan Walters solely for the reason that I believe his depth of commitment to a worldview most similar to mine is stronger than that of Cox. I hope I am right.

My vote will be for Ryan Walters.

State Auditor and Inspector

Cindy Byrd, 49, is the incumbent. She is a CPA and has spent her entire career in the state auditor’s office. Byrd has been ruthlessly criticized by conservative organizations such as Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC), Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs (OCPA), and by conservative journalists like Sooner Politics for her audit of EPIC Charter Schools and the associated private education management company known as EPIC Youth Services LLC.

Steve McQuillen, 65, is a former accounting manager for Tulsa Public Schools.  He has owned and operated a bookkeeping and tax company.

My thoughts:

Full disclosure: I am a long-time member of OCPAC and a long-time contributor to OCPA.  I believe both organizations have often done good work and have well represented conservative principles.  But, and this is a big but, by ruthlessly criticizing the EPIC audit and specifically Cindy Byrd, I think OCPAC and OCPA have done a massive disservice to our State and to conservatism in general.

Whether or not you agree or disagree with the concept of school choice, the audit of EPIC was never, in my opinion, simply about school choice. The negative evidence against EPIC Charter Schools and its private management company revealed by the audit is very persuasive.  To understand just how terrible this mess really is I highly recommend listening to Cindy Byrd’s explanation of the audit and the criticism against her.  https://www.facebook.com/ok2aassociation/videos/1584295188637382

We need Cindy Byrd for another four years so that she can execute part two of the EPIC audit, complete an investigative audit of the Education Department, and complete an audit of the billions of dollars sent to this state in COVID relief funds.

My vote will be for Cindy Byrd.

Corporation Commissioner

Dana Murphy’s term as Commissioner expires at the end of the year and she is not running for reelection.  We have four Republicans to consider for Corporation Commissioner:

Kim David, 61, currently is a State Senator representing District 18 (Wagoner). She has served 12 years in the Senate. Her most recent ACU rating is 84% and her 2020 rating is 76%; lifetime 75%.

Justin Hornback, 38, has served as an organizer for Local Union 798 and is a certified welding inspector and a specialist in safety and health.

Harold Spradling, 87, – I have very little information about.

Todd Thomsen, 54, is a former member of the OK House of Representatives representing District 25 (Ada) from 2006-2018. His 2017 ACU rating was 53% and his lifetime average was 56%. He played football for OU (and Barry Switzer has endorsed him) and spent 30 years with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

My thoughts:

Some argue that Todd Thomsen leans conservative, but his voting record says otherwise. Kim David is the only true conservative on the ballot.  She is a hard worker and will bring expertise and experience in the energy industry to the role of corporation commissioner.

My vote will be for Kim David.

Commissioner of Labor

Leslie Osborn, 58, the incumbent, is a former member of the OK House of Representatives (2008-2018). Her 2017 ACU rating was 48% and her lifetime average was 61%.

Sean Roberts, 48,  is a member of the OK House of Representative representing District 36 (hometown Hominy). He is term limited this year. His 2021 ACU rating is 83% and his lifetime average is 88%. Gov. Stitt has endorsed Sean for Labor Commissioner.

Keith Swinton, 58 – I know very little about Swinton except that he has run for Labor Commissioner in the past. His 2021 ACU score is 83% with a lifetime score of 86%.

My thoughts:

Leslie Osborn does not hold the same conservative values that I hold; she should be replaced.  Sean Roberts is a proven conservative.

My vote will be for Sean Roberts.

Oklahoma House of Representatives District 11

Wendi Stearman, 48, is the incumbent.  She is from Collinsville, and is completing her first term in the OK House.  She has a 100% conservative rating from the Tulsa Beacon, OCPA and The Conservative Index and an 88% rating (the highest for an OK House member) from the American Conservative Union (another name for CPAC). She is endorsed by OK2A. The primary component of her platform is to represent the individual.

John B. Kane, 62, is a Bartlesville native, a cattleman and business owner. The primary component of his campaign is to build relationships here in Bartlesville and in Collinsville as well as in Oklahoma City so than legislation can effectively move through the legislature.

My thoughts:

These two candidates have very similar conservative positions on social and fiscal issues; both are strong Christians.  Wendi puts more emphasis on representing individual rights, while John puts more emphasis on teamwork and relationship building.  Both approaches are valid.

I should say right up front that I am supporting reelection of Wendi Stearman. I am not against John; he is a friend and a brother in Christ.  I am simply for Wendi, and here is why.

My first reason for supporting Wendi Stearman in the 2022 primary is that I believe in loyalty to those who have served us well.  Wendi won the 2020 Republican primary against incumbent Derrel Fincher.  No one in Bartlesville stepped forward in 2020 to challenge Derrel, but Wendi had the courage to do so even though she really did not have the time to do so.  As she puts it today; running was a responsibility, not a job she was taking because she had time to spare. Wendi stepped forward when we needed a person with her values and no one else in District 11 would run.  Since being elected she has a stellar conservative voting record (she is the highest rated conservative in the House) and has done a magnificent job (more on this is a moment). I see no reason to replace her.

My second reason for supporting her is the great job she has done representing conservative Christian values.  She was the author of HB4327, the pro-life bill signed into law by Gov. Stitt. Oklahoma abortion clinics ceased performing abortions when the governor signed this bill into law. She voted for prohibiting boys from competing in girls’ sports; for requiring only male and female option on Oklahoma birth certificates; for prohibiting the teaching of critical race theory in Oklahoma schools; for prevention of confiscation of guns from Oklahoma residents; and for allowing the Oklahoma Attorney General to review any federal executive order, federal agency rule or federal legislative action to determine constitutionality.  All were signed into law.

My final reason for supporting Wendi is more about her behind the scenes work – she is devoting the time necessary to identify, document and reject liberal bias within state government.  Our nation is crumbling primarily because the culture is crumbling, and the deterioration of our culture is being promoted by a distinct liberal bias within the bureaucracy of government.  Simply put – we have a government of unelected liberal bureaucrats.  This is particularly noticeable at the federal level – just look at the actions of the IRS, the FBI, the DOJ, the Dept. of Homeland Security, etc.  Each of these organizations are full of liberals who behave as liberals even when conservatives are in control of the Executive Branch.  The Oklahoma bureaucracy is no different, just not tainted with liberalism (or wokeism) to quite the same degree as the feds.  But even in Oklahoma we can see the impact of liberalism/wokeness in departments like Public Education.  If we are to slow down this encroachment of liberalism into our state government, we must control the rules and regulations that are promulgated by the various departments.  That job is not primarily accomplished by simply passing legislation.

Unbeknownst to most Oklahomans is the fact that the legislature has the authority to reject new rules written by state agencies.  But to identify rules that need to be rejected two things must happen: (1) someone in the legislature must read the new rules, and (2) to identify a bad rule the legislator must hold to a proper worldview in order to discern a bad rule from a good rule. In other words, it does no good to have a woke Christian conservative legislator overseeing the regulation review process.  Our liberal opponents are not stupid.  Bad rules aren’t stamped “bad rule”; their evilness is cloaked in half-truths.  Let me give a real-life example.

The State Department of Education submitted a rule to incorporate by reference the literacy standards of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The AASL provides a guidebook for incorporating such standards, known as The Inclusive Learners Activity Guide. Fortunately, Rep. Stearman served on the House Administrative Rules Committee and was assigned review of the rules submitted by the State Department of Education.  She found that the Learners Activity Guide contained numerous gender/sexuality and critical theory ideas including that “school librarians must protect the rights of all learners to access reading materials of their choice.” (that is, homosexual, transgender, CRT, etc. books must be included on the shelves).  In conjunction with the new Education Department rule a bill was introduced in the legislature, HB 3896, which if passed would have adopted, sneakily by reference, the practices in the AASL Learners Activity Guide directly into state literacy standards.  Fortunately, due to the diligent work of Rep. Wendi Stearman the Education Department rule was identified for what it really was and rejected by the Legislature. These sort of success stories by our legislators rarely are ever recognized by the general public; few know the important work Mrs. Stearman has done to be salt to the liberal Education establishment in Oklahoma.

It is my belief that in Wendi Stearman we are fortunate to have a conservative representative who is passionate about faith, family and freedom. We need to retain her as our representative for HD11. It makes absolutely no sense to replace the most conservative member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

My vote will be for Wendi Stearman.

U.S. House of Representatives District 2

Those of us who live in Washington County have now moved to Congressional House District 2 which is currently represented by Markwayne Mullen.  However, Rep. Mullen is retiring from the House and running for the Senate to replace the retiring Sen. Inhofe and we have a slate of fourteen Republicans in the upcoming primary election.

This is a long list and I will openly admit I have neither met nor researched in much detail every candidate. However, since publishing my first look at the primary I have met a number of the candidates and I have updated my list of thoughts as well as my recommendation.

Guy Barker, 32, is a petroleum engineer and an attorney, and is secretary-treasurer of the Quapaw Nation. His campaign flyers emphasize affordable energy, runaway inflation, law and order and stopping open borders. I met Guy Parker.

John Bennett, 47, served in the Oklahoma House from 2010 to 2018. He is a Marine serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently serves as Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party. His 2017 ACU score was 71% and his lifetime average 73%. He is endorsed by OK2A.

Josh Brecheen, 42, served in the State Senate from 2010 to 2018.  He had a 2016 ACU rating of 87% with a lifetime rating of 79%. I have known of Senator Brecheen for quite some time since he had the courage to take on Senate leadership during the Common Core battles of a decade ago. His hometown is Coalgate and he is a rancher and small business owner.

David Derby, 45, from the Owasso/Claremore area was a member of the Oklahoma House from 2006-2016.  His ACU rating for 2016 was 83% and lifetime rating 79%. He is a pharmacist. I met David.

Avery Carl Frix, 28, is a State Representative from District 13 (Muskogee) since 2016. 2021 ACU rating of 80% with a lifetime rating of 70%. He is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation.

Pamela Gordon, 62, has been a school superintendent, a crime scene investigator and a contractor with the US Marine Corps.

Rhonda Hopkins, 46, wants to represent Christian constitutional values.

Clint Johnson, 49, is from Tahlequah and is a Marine.  He has worked as a deputy in the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and in the office of the Cherokee County District Attorney.

Wes Nofire, 35, is an ex-heavy weight boxer.  I met Wes and was impressed with the job he is doing as a member of Cherokee Tribal Council.  Wes is proud of the investments the tribe has made to the community to build a stronger economy for everyone in Oklahoma.  A Christian, he is pro-life and wants the Tribal Council to move in that direction. He is willing to take the heat for his beliefs.

Marty Quinn, 62, was a member of the Oklahoma House from 2010 to 2014 and a member of the Senate from 2014 to the present.  His hometown is Claremore, and his occupation is Insurance Agency proprietor.  His 2021 ACU rating is 85% and his lifetime rating 79%. I believe I am correct in saying that he is supported locally by Senator Daniels, ex-Senator Ford and ex-Representative Sears. I have met Marty.

Dustin Roberts, 38, represents the Durant area in the Oklahoma House.  His 2021 ACU rating is 76% and his lifetime rating 74%. He did not vote on HJR1070 concerning new standard for schools which promote abortion and question conservative religious family values.

Chris Schiller, 45, interests me because he is an independent pharmacist with an open appeal to “fire Fauci.”  Anyone who wants to get rid of the big government/big pharma/big hospital cabal and is openly willing to say so, makes me stand up and listen.

Johnny Teehee, 57, is the Muskogee Chief of Police. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation and has traveled widely in international missions work for his church.

Erick Wyatt, 43, is a 14-year Army veteran. He wants to grow the economy of southern Oklahoma.

My thoughts:

This is a tough race; there are a lot of Christian conservatives to pick from, most of whom we in Bartlesville have probably never heard about.   I could make an argument for several of them, but Josh Brecheen stands out to me.  He has a proven conservative record from his past service in the Oklahoma Senate.  During the common core battles, I personally observed his willingness to take on the Senate leadership.  In 2014 Senator Coburn supported Josh in his Oklahoma Senate race.  That endorsement video is very powerful, and today Senator Coburn’s wife supports Josh for the  Congressional District 2 seat.  He is also endorsed by Jim Bridenstine, past NASA Administrator and Representative from House District 1 (our old district). He is a committed Christian.

My vote will be for Josh Brecheen.

United States Senate Special Election (replacing the retiring Jim Inhofe)

Another long list of candidates, most of whom I will not comment on.

Nathan Dahm, 39, has been a member of the Oklahoma Senate since 2012. His 2021 ACU rating is 100% and his lifetime average is 95%.  He is a true conservative and a creative courageous leader. He is an MK (missionary kid) with a true heart for Christ.  He is endorsed by OK2A. No one in the Oklahoma legislature has a better conservative record.

Luke Holland, 35, was chief of staff for Senator Inhofe. He is from Bartlesville and a dedicated Christian. He knows the ropes in Washington, D.C., and is endorsed by Senator Inhofe.

Markwayne Mullin, 44, has served as a U.S. Representative since 2012. He is a successful businessman. He has name recognition and certainly knows Washington, D.C. His Liberty Score from Conservative Review is 77%. He is a member of the Cherokee Nation.

Scott Pruitt, 53, served as State Attorney General before being appointed by President Trump as EPA Administrator, a job he held for two years. I thought he served us well as Attorney General.  He is a polished orator.

T. W. Shannon, 44, was a member of the Oklahoma House from 2006 to 2014. He became speaker of the house in 2013 but stepped down in 2014 to run for the U.S. Senate to succeed Tom Coburn.  He is a lawyer by training, and currently serves as CEO of a community bank, the Chickasaw Bank owned by the Chickasaw Nation. He is endorsed by the Governor of the Chickasaw Nation and he has served in his early career as the chief administrative officer for Chickasaw Nation Enterprises. He presents himself and his ideas extremely well.

The rest of the list of candidates includes Michael Colbion, Jessica Garrison, Alex Gray, Randy Grellner, Adam Holley, Laura Moreno, Paul Royse, and John Tomkins.

My thoughts:

Probably no one will receive over 50% of the vote on June 28th and we will move into a two-person runoff.  Mullin, simply due to his name recognition, will gather a number of votes, but not mine.  His voting record is filled with votes I do not agree with and as you may have perceived already I do not like the pharmaceutical industry influence in Washington, D.C.  It has been reported that Pfizer gave Mullin about $55,000 in 2021. Plus I wonder about Tribal influence in his future votes.

Shannon is impressive, but I worry about his tribal ties.  His answer to the special question regarding the McGirt decision during the Senate candidate debate last Thursday was less than compelling to me.

One of the best arguments for Scott Pruitt is that he detests the D.C. swamp critters who literally ran him out of town and if elected he will work relentlessly to squash them. I am not so sure about his worldview.

Nathan Dahm has a stellar record as a legislator.  His worldview is solid, and I have no qualms about his courage to resist the attempts by the D.C. establishment to influence him to the dark side. I think Nathan is our best choice.

Last poll I saw (and I don’t see many polls) Mullin and Shannon were leading.  If we are going to get another candidate other than Mullin and/or Shannon in the August runoff, then we need to coalesce behind one person.  I am suggesting Dahm is the one to coalesce behind.

My vote will be for Nathan Dahm.

United States Senate

James Lankford, 54, is the incumbent.  He defeated T. W. Shannon in 2014 in the special election to replace Tom Coburn.  His Conservative Review Liberty Score is 73%.

Joan Farr, 66, reportedly is running in the Kansas Republican primary for U.S. Senate as well as in the Oklahoma primary. She ran against Sen. Inhofe as an Independent in 2014.

Jackson Lahmeyer, 54, is lead pastor of Sheridan Christian Center (now Sheridan Church) in Tulsa.  He is also a successful businessman. He is 100% committed to the America First Agenda championed by President Trump. The triggering event which caused him to oppose Senator Lankford was the January 6 debacle.

My thoughts:

Both Lankford and Laymeyer are strong Christians. Although I am not a Trump supporter in the mold of Lahmeyer,  I concur with Laymeyer’s assessment that Lankford’s behavior after January 6th was less than stellar.  One mistake is not enough to remove a senator, but unfortunately Lankford has stumbled too many other times, including supporting the Biden agenda about a third of the time. Thus, I am willing to pass the baton to Lahmeyer in hopes that he will prove to be a courageous Christian conservative.

My vote will be for Lahmeyer.

Concluding Thoughts

We are so blessed – God has placed us in a remarkable State.  Where else do you find so many candidates who are brothers and sisters in Christ?  In many of the races we will be well represented no matter who wins the election because of the quality of the candidates.  We must never forget that our first love is Jesus Christ and we are here only for a while.  While we are here our first duty must be to love God, love others, and help others know and love God.

If you want to review the ratings I have quoted above, the links are listed below.

American Conservative Union (ACU), Ratings of OKLAHOMA 2021,

Click to access ACU_Ratings_OK-2021.pdf

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017 Oklahoma Legislators Index


Posted with the permission of Mr. Gary Kilpatrick of Bartlesville, OK

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