Thursday, December 23, 2010

Coburn Endorses Treat In SD47 GOP Primary

Senator Tom Coburn said today he's endorsing Greg Treat in the Senate District 47 special Republican election.

The winner-take-all vote is on January 11th.

"In the special election for Senate District 47 on January 11, I am proud to endorse Greg Treat for Senate," Coburn said. "Greg Treat has worked with me for several years and I know he is committed to limited government, passionate about pro-life issues, and dedicated to making Oklahoma a better place to work and raise our families.

"The voters of Senate District 47 can trust that Greg Treat has the courage and integrity to fight wasteful spending, hold politicians and bureaucrats accountable to taxpayers, and do what is right and best for the long term future of our state," Coburn said. "On Tuesday, January 11, I encourage the voters of Senate District 47 to elect Greg Treat to the Oklahoma State Senate."

Treat said, "I am proud to receive the endorsement of Dr. Tom Coburn in my candidacy to represent the voters of Senate District 47 at the State Capitol. I have worked side by side with Dr. Coburn over the years and admire his principled, uncompromising approach to life and politics. I am humbled by his support and will continue working hard to bring that same principled approach to the State Capitol while representing the people of Senate District 47."

Treat said he will focus on creating the best business environment possible in Oklahoma to help grow Oklahoma's economy and create jobs and he's vowed to be a watchdog for Oklahoma taxpayers, sniffing out wasteful spending in the state budget. 

The seat was formerly held by Lt. Governor-elect Todd Lamb. Senate District 47 covers Northwest Oklahoma City and much of Edmond.

Treat is among five candidates for the seat. Others are Steven Dobbs, Kenny Goza, Todd Brawley and Carol Hefner.

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