MuskogeePolitico: Happy Reformation Day!

Today marks 500 years since Martin Luther (according to legend) nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. His writings and preaching fanned the wildfire of Reformation across Europe that had been slowly smoldering for sever…

Fred Reed • October 26, 2017

A Truth Not Welcome: People do not like being with those different from themselves. Sometimes, briefly, we find it interesting, as in traveling, but for extended periods, no. This distaste pervades society, often u…

The Boy Scouts are now open to girls. And the Girl Scouts aren’t happy. They want to know what’s wrong with a girl being a Girl Scout.  Besides, what would you call a girl in the Boy Scouts? Some people think this will lead to sex abuse in the woods. But I think it’s all

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A NEW CANDIDATE IN THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR

THE WATCHMAN

We have a new comer to the race for Governor next year. The state’s political elites are not going to be happy about him either. The reason is rather simple. He is not one of them. He is a h…

Paul Cason Announces Candidacy for House 83

Paul Cason announced today that he will be a legislative candidate for the Republican
nomination in House District 83.

“Oklahoma is facing tough times, and it is crucial that we have principled conservative leaders in office to guide our government,” Cason said. “As an attorney who works with businesses every day, I have helped Oklahomans overcome tough legal issues. As a lawmaker, I will use that same expertise to guide policy decisions.”

District incumbent Randy McDaniel, a Republican, is leaving office due to term limits. “It is time to stop talking about the major issues confronting Oklahoma and start working toward achieving some tangible results,” Cason said.

Cason has long been active in Republican politics, having served as a staff assistant to U.S. Sen. James Inhofe and as a field director in Alaska for the Republican National Committee during the 2014 election cycle. Cason interned in 2013 with then-Congressman James Lankford.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University where he studied History and Political Science. While at Purdue, Cason was involved in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and held several leadership roles. He earned a Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Cason is currently a partner with the Rosell Law Group, focusing on business and estate issues.

“To grow Oklahoma’s economy and create jobs, we need to elect legislators who understand how rules and regulations impact the private sector,” Cason said. “My mission as State Representative will be to focus Oklahoma government on its core duties and otherwise streamline and eliminate regulation whenever possible.”

Cason, 32, serves on the Infant Crisis Services Young Professionals Board. He attends All Souls Episcopal Church.

REGISTERED LIBERTARIANS TO CHOOSE PARTY CANDIDATES

On Saturday September 7th, during a special meeting of the Executive Committee, the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma voted to allow only registered Libertarians to select the party’s candidates. All Libertarians currently registered as Independent should re-register in order to vote in the party primaries.

As of today, there are three gubernatorial candidates competing in the Libertarian primary to be held on June 26, 2018 with a runoff election on August 28, 2018. Indications predict primaries necessary for other races as well. All registered voters will be able to vote for the winning Libertarian candidates during the general election, on November 6, 2018.

Over the past several months, party members have been weighing the merits of both the open primary and closed primary options. Through the sponsorship of panel discussions and education events, the party has used participation in the decision making process as a positive way of engaging the community and energizing membership.

Immediately after the vote, party leaders expressed a renewed commitment to advancing party objectives and continuing to take advantage of the tremendous positive momentum currently being experienced.

“Decisions like this and others are welcome indications of growth for us. Going forward we will concentrate on the recruitment of candidates and making sure Oklahomans know we’re here. These are exciting times. There is another choice when it comes to the political direction of Oklahoma’s future,” said Libertarian Party Chair, Tina Kelly


On Monday, October 9th Tulsa businessman, Kevin Stitt, will officially announce his candidacy for Governor of the State of Oklahoma. Stitt is a Tulsa resident and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group (GMG). The first-time candidate started GMG in 2000, has grown the company to around 1,100 employees and is licensed to do mortgages in 40 states. Under Stitt’s leadership, GMG created five unique pillars for success and he would like to do the same for the state.