TULSA, OK - Tim Gilpin, Tulsa attorney, former Oklahoma State Board of Education member and former Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General, announced the formation of a committee to explore a run for the open seat for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District today. Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and former First District Congressman, James R. Jones, is the Honorary Chair of the Committee. Former State Superintendent of Public Education Sandy Garrett serves as Honorary Co-Chair.
Gilpin is fed up with the daily outrages coming out of Washington. “Something must change. We can’t keep sending the same people to Washington and expect a different result. The first district needs representation that reflects our values, not a rubber stamp for the toxic, divisive rhetoric spewing from the Capitol.” Gilpin says it is time for a change.
“The Republican-controlled Congress and President Trump aren’t working together or in the interest of the American people. The incompetence, rudeness, and disrespect coming out of Washington needs to end. What’s going on now is not in the American tradition of democracy or politics. We have to do better to address our problems; and we have to do it is a serious and respectful manner.”
Gilpin feels that there are serious problems facing America and the First District. Congress has refused to address issues on the hearts and minds of people all across our country. From the mass shootings happening in our schools, to quality healthcare and underemployment in our workforce, Gilpin believes it is time for a change. “Instead of taking steps to address the problems, Congress has spent their time creating new ones. It is time to focus on middle class and working families instead of billionaires and massive corporations.”
Gilpin says: “I am considering a run for the First District because I believe it is time for Congress to get back to our core principles of benefiting all Americans, not just a select few. The representative from the First District should be focused on the issues facing people at home and not the lobbyists and special interests in Washington D.C.”
Gilpin plans to make an announcement regarding his decision in the coming weeks.