Second District congressional candidate Wayne Pettigrew drew the endorsement of the 2010 Republican nominee Dr. Charles Thompson today.
“I believe that Wayne Pettigrew has the business and financial experience that we need right now in the United States Congress,” said Thompson. “If we don’t get a handle on the out of control spending and huge federal deficits, we stand to lose our Republic and Wayne has the best grasp of the reforms that are needed to balance our budget and reign in spending. He will stand up to the liberal big spenders in Congress and help get the country back on track,” Thompson said.
Thompson received 43% of the vote in the general election against Democrat Dan Boren in 2010 despite being outspent by $55,000 to $1.2 million. Many had considered that Thompson would face Boren in a possible re-match in 2012 but Boren announced on June 8th that he would not seek re-election. Thompson himself also decided not to run but instead will focus on his veterinary medical practice that he is expanding to the Grand Lake/Langley area. Thompson is retired from the U.S. Army Reserves and lives in Hulbert near Tahlequah.
“Wayne is the only candidate in the race that has proven conservative legislative experience and a proven business record of actually creating jobs right here in Oklahoma. He has the ability to have an immediate impact in Washington”, Thompson added.
Pettigrew now lives in McAlester; he served in the Legislature representing Edmond.
Labels: 2012 2nd District Race, Dr. Charles Thompson, Wayne Pettigrew