Something called ‘the Oklahoma Standard’ became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
In charting our course to the future we are mindful of our path from the past.
A good teacher can inspire hope ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.
No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.
Believe in yourself and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities work hard and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.
Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
This is not the time for partisan bickering. This is not the time for politics as usual. Some of us are Democrats. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us are Independents. Above all we must be Oklahomans first.