JASON PADGETT: STANDING UP FOR OKC
Jason grew up here in Oklahoma City. It’s the place that taught him how to care for his neighbors, work hard and dream big dreams. Oklahoma is a better place when the economy is strong, when government is limited and when people are free to exercise their God-given rights. He will stand up for individual freedoms and against ineffective mandates and shutdowns of our schools and businesses. He’ll support Constitutional freedoms, like Second Amendment rights and the right of individuals to make their own decisions, for themselves and their families, on issues like what medicines to take and what schools to attend.
A vision for Oklahoma City
Poor leadership has caught up with us.
Children have lost an entire year of school.
Small businesses have closed.
We’ve worsened the crisis of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health issues with shutdowns.
Other places in the country followed a different path–keeping their communities open, avoiding the tremendous harm to children, workers and businesses that we have suffered.
Through this pandemic, we’ve lost sight of fundamental truths.
A strong economy fosters opportunity.
A job creates dignity and purpose.
Education is the great leveler.
It’s time we remember these basic facts and start implementing policies that truly reflect them.
We need to start measuring compassion by outcomes – not intentions.