Vote

Vote!

We hear people say, “My vote doesn’t make a difference,” but if you recall the last National election it did!  States that were predicted to go one way completely changed “color.” Each vote casted made an impact in the outcome of the election. When my girls were little I would take them inside and let them watch the voting process.  I would often receive comments from others about how smart that was for my girls to be exposed to the process at an early age.  Now as they are older I see them engaging with my husband and I and their peers about issues that are affecting them.

Voting is a right that each of us have.  As citizens of this great nation we gain certain inalienable rights; such as voting or the opportunity to participate in the electoral process. You are the only person who can decide to engage in voting. However, I am asking you to truly stop and think about becoming a registered voter. I would encourage each of you to do some research on the power of voting and always remember you deserve to have your voice heard!

I have done a little research on my own and this is what I found:

House of Representatives District 47.  This district covers the city of Mustang, Tuttle and surrounding OKC areas.  District 47 has 24,969 registered voters as of January 2018.

There are 41,973 people living in District 47.

There are over 2,000,000 registered voters in the state of Oklahoma!

In the House of Representatives District 47 2016 Election, 18,729 voters turned out to vote.

For information on how to register to vote click the link below

https://www.ok.gov/elections/Voter_Info/Register_to_Vote/

If you would like to download the voter’s application click the link below.

https://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/Oklahoma%20Voter%20Registration%20Application%20form%20v4-20%20SEB%20web.pdf

Good luck and happy Voting!

Posted on 20 Apr 2018, 14:17 - Category: Blog



Reflection

Reflection

Every April most Oklahomans take the day to reflect on the events of April 19th.  We can all remember where we were when we felt the aftershock.  We can all remember the reaction we felt when we heard the news of exactly what happened.  We can all remember the actions we took to help in any way possible.  

Then reality set in.  The names of our loved ones came across the news as innocent lives were taken.  Emotions such as anger, fear, and heartache swept over us in the days and months afterwards.  Many of us have tried to move on but for those First responders and Oklahomans that were affected by the loss of a loved one, I am sure that there is not a day they don't reflect on April 19th.

For me I reflect every time I drive downtown.  I remember getting ready to go to class at Southern Nazarene University.  As I was in the car the radio announcer stated there was an explosion downtown.  I was working at Bethany Hospital at the time so I rushed down to the hospital to see what I could do to help.  My husband met me there and the staff jumped into action.  Collecting supplies, wheelchairs and gurneys in anticipation to receive patients.  After about an hour after the bombing we started receiving truckloads of minor injured people and children.  Bystanders loaded the injured into their trucks and drove them to us to receive treatment.  I witnessed a young child with injuries and it struck me as odd. How was this small child injured?  I found out later there was a daycare at the building.  Her face will forever be etched in my mind.  At the end of the day I remember crying at home with my husband over what I had witnesses. 

I have been down to the beautiful memorial several times over the last 20+ years.  I sit and reflect on that day.  I watch people react to what they were seeing at the memorial.  I can usually pick out the visitors that come from other states.  They stand at the first gate in awe of the beauty and then see the chairs and they hang their head in the realization of the devastation of that day.  

As I reflect back on all those years I remember the saying "Oklahoma Strong".  We came together as one to serve each other in any capacity we could to help this community heal.  People held total strangers to comfort them in their time of sorrow.  Oklahomans volunteered around the clock if necessary to make sure our first responders were taken care of.  It was amazing to watch 

Posted on 19 Apr 2018, 14:00 - Category: Blog



Legacy

Legacy
In 1989 I was a Sophomore in High School. I remember seeing George H.G. Bush being sworn in as President of the United States. What I remember most is a beautiful white haired women with a look of pride on her face. That women was Fist Lady Barbara Bush. Now I was only 15 at the time and not completely interested in politics or the "going ons" of American the great but that memory will always be with me. 
When I did watch the evening news over the next few years I would see First Lady Barbara Bush along side her husband with that same prideful smile. What a difficult job she had. Being a mother of 5 children, helping her husband run a business and then being placed in the political arena-what a champ!
I loved that she was not afraid to speak her mind. I loved that she (and her husband) raised such a servant family. They were always contributing to the community with fundraisers and speeches. What a legacy that she left.
I hope that I can do many of those same things in my campaign. I love my husband and my family but I want to honor them with serving this great community. I want to do with a prideful smile on my face yet be able to speak my mind and apologize when necessary.
Thank you First Lady Barbara Bush for showing me the way. God Bless you and your family and the legacy you have left.

Posted on 19 Apr 2018, 8:01 - Category: Blog



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