Education: Agricultural Economics, OSU

Hometown: Cheyenne, OK

What is your reason for running? "As a lifelong Oklahoman I know that my friends and neighbors want to operate their businesses and raise their families without government interference. We must not tire in our work to repeal ObamaCare, protect our Second Amendment rights, and secure our country's borders. I'm committed to continuing my work to reduce our staggering national debt, balance the budget, and maintain a strong military so that we may remain free and prosperous. Even during these challenging times we must remember that Constitutional, conservative principles have and can help us move this country forward. This land is our legacy, and for our children and grandchildren we must work diligently to preserve a great nation that is free, just, and prosperous. We still have work to do."

Why should Oklahomans vote for you? "During the most recent session of Congress I led efforts to end the federal government's buy–up of ammunition and enacted the first reforms to food stamps in a generation. I have been a staunch opponent of EPA attempts to over-regulate farming and ranching operations, and as the first Oklahoman in history to Chair the House Agriculture Committee I oversaw passage of legislation that repealed or merged nearly 100 government programs, saving the taxpayers $23 billion."

What is your political experience?
1988—1994: Oklahoma House of Representatives

1994—Present: United States House of Representatives