Republican state House members endorse Todd Hiett for Corporation Commission
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Published: 23-Jun-2014

June 23 -- The Todd Hiett for Corporation Commission Campaign announced Monday the legislative endorsements of over 30 members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

"I am humbled to have the support of so many conservative lawmakers from across the state who share the same commitment to fight back against Barack Obama, the EPA and federal over-reach to prevent unnecessary mandates and high utility rates for our fellow Oklahomans," said Hiett. 

Speaker Jeff Hickman, who announced his endorsement last Friday (June 20) had the following to say about Hiett: 

“When I was elected to the House of Representatives, I was proud to cast a vote to elect Todd Hiett, a dairy farmer from rural Oklahoma, as the first Republican Speaker of the House in Oklahoma in modern times.  It was an even greater honor to serve under Todd’s leadership as he proved Republicans could govern. 

Even while negotiating with a Democrat majority in the Senate and a Democrat Governor, Todd was able to push through the largest tax cut in Oklahoma history."

The following legislators announced their endorsement of Todd Hiett:

Speaker of the House Jeff Hickman, Fairview
Majority Floor Leader Pam Peterson, Tulsa
Majority Leader Dennis Johnson, Duncan
Representative Gary Banz, Midwest City
Representative John Bennett, Sallisaw
Representative Lisa Billy, Purcell
Representative David Brumbaugh, Broken Arrow
Representative Dennis Casey, Morrison
Representative Mike Christian, Oklahoma City
Representative Bobby Cleveland, Slaughterville
Representative Marian Cooksey, Edmond 
Representative Ann Coody, Lawton
Representative Doug Cox, Grove
Representative Lee Denney, Cushing
Representative Dale Dewitt, Braman
Representative Steve Martin, Bartlesville
Representative Mark McCullough, Sapulpa
Representative Skye McNiel, Bristow
Representative Tom Newell, Seminole
Representative Terry O'Donnell, Catoosa
Representative Charles Ortega, Altus
Representative Leslie Osborn, Mustang
Representative Marty Quinn, Claremore
Representative Mike Ritze, Broken Arrow
Representative Dustin Roberts, Durant
Representative Todd Russ, Cordell
Representative Earl Sears, Bartlesville
Representative Jason Smalley, Stroud
Representative Todd Thomsen, Ada
Representative Ken Walker, Tulsa
Representative Paul Wesselhoft, Moore

The Republican Primary on Tuesday, June 24 will decide the next Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner as a Democrat did not file for the office.

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