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April 4, 2014

Morning Ralph…Morning Sam…For the Common Good

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CHICKASHA —

I was very honored when Speaker Hickman placed me on the Economic Development and Financial Services Committee of the House within the first few days after he assumed leadership.  Since then he has also added me to the Government Modernization Committee.  I continue to serve on all of my original committees:  the General Government Committee, the Tourism and International Relations Committee and the Higher Education Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee.

While Washington D.C. is the epitome of dysfunctionality, I believe that by and large, the Oklahoma House of Representatives is seeking bipartisan solutions.  Now, it is time for that bipartisanship to promote educational funding and measures that have real meaning.

This past week, over 25,000 educators, parents and students came to the Capitol in an exciting demonstration to vocalize concerns about the state’s lack of funding for our public schools.  What will be the response of government?

In 1990, Republican Governor Henry Bellmon was not only instrumental in the passage of HB1017 education reform, he was the catalyst.  Governor Bellmon showed courage and leadership.

Oklahomans are looking for the next bipartisan leader of courage.  Where will they find it?

G’night Ralph…G’night Sam…

Thank you for allowing me to serve as a State Representative.  If there is anything that I can do to assist you, call me at 405-557-7401 or email me at David.Perryman@okhouse.gov. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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