As I have before in the past, I volunteered this weekend at the Republican Party booth at the Oklahoma State Fair. The booth is paid for and managed by the Oklahoma County GOP. I really enjoyed visiting with the hundreds (if not thousands) of Oklahomans that came by and showed their support for our Party.
The kickoff event was a huge success, by every measure. So wonderful to be with so many great friends, from all chapters of my life. Old Putnam City teachers, old classmates, current colleagues and friends of all kinds. Rachel and I were overwhelmed by all the love and support. Thank you so much to the Ryans for hosting, the co-hosts (especially Mayor Cornett, Mayor Bryan Taylor, and Commissioners Vaughn and Maughan, who were able to join us), the sponsors, and everyone who came out.
You can now watch David’s appearance on “The Verdict” in three parts at our YouTube channel here.
Tonight was National Night Out, with neighborhood block parties all over, and we barnstormed the district.
I really appreciated the hospitality in Whitehall, Briarcreek and Lakeview!
Visited with tons of great people…
Held an event tonight in Washington during the State Chamber and Oklahoma Bankers annual Fly-In.
For the past five years, I have taken the State Chamber into the White House for a briefing during their annual visit to Washington. This was the first year we didn’t do that, due to the change in ownership. But that allowed us to visit the Pentagon instead.
Was wonderful to spend some time with so many friends this evening, from both Oklahoma and my time in Washington. And my in-laws surprised me from Philadelphia!
Joined the Oklahoma State Chamber this morning at the Pentagon. We heard from General George Casey, Chief of Staff of the Army. Very interesting briefing. I have such deep appreciation for our military.
Saw the Pentagon’s 9/11 Memorial for the first time up close. That and the recent eight-year anniversary brought back a lot of memories from that day. Here’s an op-ed I wrote about it for The Oklahoman on the five-year anniversary.
I visited with Mayor Pat Woolley today regarding the shooting in Warr Acres, where an officer’s life was saved by his recently-purchased bulletproof vest. This is a great example of a core government service – public safety – that should always receive priority.
Mayor Woolley is a dedicated public servant, and it’s no surprise that he was there the morning after the shooting to bring his officers breakfast.
I am honored to have Mayor Woolley’s support in my State Senate campaign.
I was honored Thursday night to accept an award from Character First on behalf of Oklahoma City. The occasion was their annual banquet at the Cowboy Hall of Fame. The City has been a City of Character for some time. Much thanks to Gerald Coury and all the folks at Character First for all they do.
To find out more about Character First, visit their site here.
I attended a speech this past week by Mayor Bryan Taylor of Bethany. He was addressing the Northwest Chamber, where I serve on the board. Mayor Taylor is a great leader for Bethany, knowledgable and passionate. And he makes a great team with City Manager John Shugart.
I am honored to have Mayor Taylor’s support in my State Senate campaign.