Posts Tagged ‘oklahoma campaigns’

Choctaw County Chairman Endorses Houchen for State Senate

June 6, 2012

 

Choctaw County Republican Party

P.O. Box 714 Boswell, Ok 74727 580-372-5276 choctawcountyokgop@wildblue.net

June 5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHOCTAW COUNTY CHAIRMAN ENDORSES HOUCHEN FOR STATE SENATE

As Choctaw County Republican Party Chairman I wholeheartedly endorse Howard Houchen for Oklahoma District 5 State Senator.

His commitment to conservative principles is unquestioned. He is tireless in his mission to understand and expose the dangers we face from an ever expanding government. As a private citizen Howard makes countless trips to Oklahoma City, spending his own time and resources, to inform legislators. He is always reliable and ready when called upon, whether for a quick answer, or to speak to a group of voters.

Howard is completely devoted to the Little Dixie area of Southeast Oklahoma and will represent it with energy and enthusiasm.

Without hesitation I totally support Howard Houchen for District 5 State Senator.

 

Carol Bone, Chairman

Costello Endorses Houchen for State Senate

May 30, 2012

 

OK LABOR COMMISSIONER MARK COSTELLO ENDORSES HOUCHEN FOR OKLAHOMA SENATE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2012

CONTACT: info@howardhouchen.com; (888) 230-4856

 

Oklahoma City, OK –  In what promises to be a key pickup for Senate Republicans in the “Little Dixie” region of the state, long known for entrenched Democrats, Howard Houchen (R-Hugo) is gaining notice early in the race by picking up the high profile endorsement of Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello.

 “When I ran for Labor Commissioner in 2010, I campaigned on my commitment to bring sound business practices and constitutional principles to State Government.  Howard Houchen shares these values and will be an invaluable asset to southeastern Oklahoma. He is unabashed in his love for his home region, and unashamed to stand strong for what is right for Oklahoma in general and right for SE Oklahoma in particular. I am proud to offer my endorsement of Howard Houchen as the right choice for State Senate, District 5,”  Labor Commissioner Mark Costello stated.

 Houchen will be facing Jerry Ellis (D-Valliant) on the November general election ballot. This race also has an unusual twist: Democrat incumbent Ellis, due to term limits, is only eligible to serve two years of the upcoming four year term. He will be forced to vacate the seat midway through the term if he is re-elected.

 Houchen commented,  “Commissioner Costello has a proven record of increasing government efficiency and accountability while controlling, and even decreasing, the costs to the hardworking taxpayers of Oklahoma. I share that vision and appreciate his leadership. I look forward to ensuring that the interests of the good folks in SE Oklahoma are heard loud and clear in Oklahoma City as we all work to achieve a more economically free and prosperous tomorrow.”

 Houchen is a graduate of University of Oklahoma with a degree in Political Science, and boasts an MA in National Security Studies from the American Military University. With extensive international and small business expertise, he is extensively published in multiple conservative publications. He proudly raises his two sons alongside his wife Jeannie in the S.E. Oklahoma community of Hugo. He and his family are avid hunters and sportsmen, treasuring the bountiful natural resources that are plentiful in our beautiful state and rural communities.

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Houchen for State Senate Receives OK2A Endorsement

May 9, 2012

 

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association announced their endorsement of Howard Houchen for State Senate District 5 on Monday according to Tim Gillespie, Director of OK2A.

OK2A has been an active and positive force supporting the natural right to keep and bear arms of all law-abiding citizens by supporting pro-2nd Amendment legislation and opposing legislation which attempts to water-down or restirct those rights.

Houchen says:  “This is an honor to receive an endorsement from a group so dedicated to securing our 2nd Amendment rights.  I have been fortunate to have worked with OK2A and Tim in supporting and lobbying the Oklahoma legislature for good pro-gun legislation.  OK2A is a great example of the power of grassroots activism.” 

Howard has been a very public, unwavering proponent of 2nd Amendment rights and looks ahead to being able to bring that experience and support to the Oklahoma State Senate as a member of the majority: “SE Oklahoma deserves a seat at the table, during all aspects of the legislative process, and I’m prepared to represent the views and principles of Senate District 5.”

Houchen Announces Candidacy for Oklahoma State Senate – District 5

April 13, 2012

Howard Houchen Announces Candidacy for Oklahoma State Senate

13 April, 2012 (Hugo, OK) – Howard Houchen, a former U.S. Congressional candidate from Hugo, Oklahoma, is very pleased to announce his campaign to represent the good folks of Oklahoma Senate District 5 in the upcoming election.

Houchen, a 4thgeneration “Okie”, is a successful small businessman and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in National Security Studies from American Military University.  He is a devoted husband and father that has built a solid reputation as a grassroots leader but feels compelled to do more, stating that;

“I have called SE Oklahoma home my entire life.  There is no doubt we are the “Heart” of the heartland.  I have witnessed the increasing encroachment of government into our private lives and businesses, to the detriment of us in rural communities. We have seen jobs leave and populations decline throughout much of this district.  After so many calls for me to seek this position, there is no way I can just stand idly by and simply watch as Oklahoma City carves away at our ability to sustain and promote individual liberty and personal responsibility in the place we call home.”

Howard Houchen is well known in Oklahoma for his outspoken support of legislation which protects Life, Liberty, and Property while being very active in informing and resisting, and even defeating, legislation that threatens the freedoms of all Oklahomans and does not cater to party politics.  He stated:

“What is right is right and what is wrong, is wrong; regardless which party proposes the legislation. In 2012 and beyond, District 5 will be facing critical issues such as natural resources, property rights, job creation and retention, and just plain having a voice in how we govern ourselves.  How we handle these issues may make or break the livelihoods of many in this area, it is my duty to do everything in my power to make sure that these issues are handled with the citizens of District 5 best interests in mind.”

Houchen looks forward to an active campaign as an opportunity to better know his neighbors in SD5 and fully understand their concerns more deeply so that he can help produce and support the best solutions possible, as their State Senator, and actively resist those actions which are not. “It is time to return to government ‘of, by and for ‘We the People’ 

Oklahoma Senate District 5 is comprised of the entirety of McCurtain, Pushmataha, and Choctaw counties and the southern portion of LeFlore County and the eastern portion of Atoka County.  “The ultimate “stakeholder” in our system of government is we, the citizens.  Not special interest groups, not lobbyist, and certainly not politicians. I look forward to hearing from as many citizens in SD5 as possible so we can all work together to realize the prosperous future we and our children deserve.”

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AxXiom for Liberty_3-30-12 — OKD2 Republican Candidate Debate

March 30, 2012

Tonight on AxXiom for Liberty, from 6:00 to 8:00pm CST, Kaye and I welcome four of the six Republican Candidates for U.S. Congress in Oklahoma’s 2nd. Congressional District.  All six were invited but, only four chose to participate.  We welcome Dustin Rowe (www.roweforcongress.us), George Faught (www.georgefaught.com), Dwayne Thompson (www.dwaynethompson.org), Wayne Pettigrew (www.pettigrewuscongress.com), Dakota Wood (www.dakotawoodforcongress.com), and Markwayne Mullin (www.mullinforcongress.com).   Wayne Pettigrew and Markwayne Mullin will not be participating tonight…Kaye and I will explain, during opening, the reasons given to us for this and we will present and discuss the same type questions relative to Wayne and Markwayne as if they were appearing.  Kaye and I will ask the questions the grassroots want answered and have relayed to us over the past several months.  These are questions you will not be heard asked in candidate debates or forums…We ask the tough questions!

Tune in to AxXiom for Liberty on 102.3FM if you are in the OKC area.  If not, log-on to www.logosradionetwork.com to Listen Live.  You can also dial 512-485-9010 and listen via your phone.

The NEW White House Rural Council: A “Take-Down”

June 23, 2011

Point-by-Point “Take-Down” of  Executive Order establishing the White House Rural Council:

Below is the White House link to the Press Release “explaining” Executive Order #13575.  You may want to view it first.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/09/obama-administration-establishes-white-house-rural-council-strengthen-ru

 

1). JOBS — You gotta be kiddin’ me! Yea, right…this administration has a stellar track record with job creation…NOT!  By the way…Government does NOT create jobs. 

 2). Agriculture Market… Expansion: Get Gov’t out of the market!!! The MARKET functions best when central-planners leave it alone, thus the term FREE-MARKET…you know, that thing that once made America the envy of the world!

 3). Innovation — Thru subsidies???? Huh? What??? You gotta be kiddin’ me! Leave us alone, let the market function, get out of the way, repeal most regulations and we’ll innovate like you’ve never seen (which, by the way, these folks have no idea what REAL innovation is).

 4.) Networks: More REGIONALISM here. BTW, REGIONALISM only serves to break-down representative government. Via REGIONAL councils, rather than elected representatives who are able to be held accountable, more rules and regulations will be foisted upon We, the people and we are left without avenues of recourse and redress of grievances.

5). Health Care — Nothing needs to be said about this, we know whats implied here: Centrally-Planned and managed Health Care that will, once again, drive costs up even more that will be chased by more of OUR hard-earned $$$.

 6). Education — Increase Post-Secondary enrollment rates??? Huh? What? Are they going to MANDATE enrollment? Are they going to now pay for college with MORE tax $$$? Increased Graduation rates for rural students in college? Huh? What? Is gov’t going to supply cheat-sheets or tax-payer funded tutors?  Lower standards (again) maybe?

 7). Broadband — this is already well in the works and once again Gov’t is interfering with the market by taking more of OUR $$$ (taxes and “fees”).

 8). Infrastructure — coordinate investment? Huh??? What??? Are we sooooo “stoopid” that we can’t “COORDINATE”?

 9). Ecosystem Markets — Here’s the REAL reason for this council. “Expanding opportunities for conservation”, Uh huh…yea…right. Let me translate this: Increased PRIVATE land management by the FEDs. That means that YOUR (OUR) private land can be used as we see fit IF…IF…IF…we do so the way “they” say we are allowed to do so.

10).  The history of government desires, and resulting policies, to “do good”  reminds me of what Ronald Reagan told us years ago:  “The nine most terrifying words in the English language — I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”   WE REALLY DO NOT NEED OR WANT GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE INVOLVED, YOU’VE DONE ENOUGH ALREADY…Thank you, and goodbye, now!

Statement on Boren Announcement to Not Seek Re-election

June 8, 2011

— 08 June, 2011 —

     Yesterday afternoon Rep. Dan Boren announced he would not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma’s 2nd. Congressional District.  Rep. Boren had been elected to four consecutive terms to serve the interests of the good, hard-working citizens of Eastern Oklahoma and, I believe, in his mind he truly believed he worked toward this end and each election victory he secured served to reinforce that belief.  Rep. Boren served the citizens of Eastern Oklahoma, but, I do not believe he served them well.

     I actually like Dan Boren…you can’t help but like him.  I disliked Rep. Dan Boren as a representative of We, the people in Oklahoma’s 2nd. Congressional district as his actions (votes), more often than not, did not represent the values and principles of OUR nations founding which mirror the values and principles of the citizens of Eastern Oklahoma.  With that being said, and from Rep. Boren’s perspective, he did SERVE in a very trying position during very contentious times…for that I offer my appreciation and wish Dan Boren and his family nothing but the best in the days ahead.

     In the hours leading up to Rep. Boren’s official announcement, and persisting up to the writing of this statement, I have received over a hundred communications inquiring about the road ahead.  I truly believe OKD2 will become a Republican pick-up come Nov. 2012.  Several potential Republican candidates have already begun to appear in the public domain.  Former State Representative Tad Jones, Freshman State Senator Josh Brecheen, and current State House Representative George Faught (who has formed an Exploratory Committee) are among them. 

     This upcoming election season will bring a national political spotlight to OKD2, and deservedly so, the likes of which we have never seen.  After a total absence of National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) involvement in OKD2 during the past decade-plus, the NRCC began, two months ago, with robocalls targeting Boren’s district that signaled their intent to carry through with a promise which failed to come to fruition this last election cycle.  With Boren removed from consideration, Oklahoma’s slate of elected Republicans will now be free to support a Republican for this open seat.

     Over the past several months myself  and members of the campaign have been asked as to my aspirations regarding this congressional seat.  With the recent announcement, those questions have become a bit more persistent.  My answer now is the same as it was six months ago:  I have no plans to seek the Republican party nomination for U.S. Congress to represent Oklahoma’s 2nd. Congressional District.  We believe that efforts to restore constitutional government, openness, accountability, government restraint, fiscal responsibility, systemic prosperity rather than systemic decline, expansion of Freedom, and individual Liberty can best be focused by utilizing many of the other very important avenues.

     I look forward to the upcoming campaign season which will most assuredly culminate in the election of a true constitutional conservative to represent the wonderful folks of Oklahoma District 2…a representative OF the people which We, the people of Eastern Oklahoma require, deserve, and demand.

May God continue to Bless each and every one us

Thank you,

Howard Houchen

AxXiom for Liberty LIVE from OKGOP Convention

May 5, 2011

This Friday, 06 May 2011, Kaye Beach and I will be broadcasting AxXiom for Liberty LIVE from the Oklahoma GOP Convention in downtown Oklahoma City.  You won’t want to miss this show from 6:00 to 8:00pm CST.

   We will bring you up to the minute goings on at the convention, interesting guests, and comments on what attendees expect from the OKGOP.

Be sure to tune in or listen on-line at www.ruleoflawradio.com.  You can also call 512-485-9010 to listen live over your phone.  The question/comment line is 512-646-1984.

We have several quests already lined up that we’re sure you’ll want to hear from and will be speaking to the most important folks of all, as well…the citizen delegates and attendees to get their take on the accomplishments and possible setbacks of the OKGOP going forward. 

If you are attending the Friday afternoon OKGOP Convention events, please stop by the AxXiom for Liberty booth.

In the interest of fairness:  Kaye and I are attending the OKGOP Convention as county delegates as well.

U.S. Congressional Candidates Houchen (R) OK-D2 & Harris (R) OK-D4 Announce Joint Primary Night Watch Party

July 21, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact: Spain Southard, Campaign manager

               405-255-1250

               media@houchenforcongrtess.com

               http://www.houchenforcongress.com

  U.S. Congressional Candidates Houchen (R) OK-D2 & Harris (R) OK-D4 Announce Joint Primary Night Watch Party

 (Hugo, OK) 21 July 2010 – The congressional campaign offices of Howard Houchen and R.J. Harris announce a joint primary election Watch Party to take place in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the Fairfield Inn & Suites.  Due to Congressional Candidate District 4 R.J. Harris’ imminent third deployment overseas in loyal service to our country, he is required to remain in close proximity to his train-up facility, located at Camp Gruber just outside Muskogee. Therefore, Howard Houchen has invited R.J. Harris to a joint event, and Harris has accepted. Both men are constitutional, conservative Republicans who seek to serve our nation in U.S. Congress by following strictly the guidelines detailed in the Constitution by our nation’s founders and fight for individual Liberty while limiting government.

The joint Watch Party will take place July 27, from 6:30 until elections announcements are made in Muskogee, Oklahoma at the Fairfield Inns & Suites, Azalea Room. The event address is 1650 N. 32nd Street, in Muskogee (directly behind I.H.O.P. on HWY 69). There will be TV’s, wireless and wired internet, drinks, popcorn, food, and a lot fun!

Friends, Supporters, and Press are invited to attend. Howard Houchen, seeking the Republican nomination for US Congressional District 2, is engaged in a race against five other Republican contenders, while R.J. Harris is challenging Republican incumbent Cole to determine the next representative for OK-D4. RJ’s supporters in the 4th District who are unable to travel to Muskogee are encouraged to attend his campaign’s watch party being held at Earls Rib Palace in Moore, OK. The two events will be web-linked and RJ will make appearances at the Moore location via webcam from Muskogee.

For more information please visit http://www.rjharris2010.com, http://www.h2-ok.com. Or call 580-743-1941, or e-mail media@houchenforcongress.com.

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