U.S. Congressional candidate Kevin Hern, businessman of Tulsa, has reported contributions totaling $242,690.
Hern is seeking Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Representative Jim Bridenstine who has declared to not seek re-election in 2018.
As the owner of KTAK Corporation, Hern leads the operations that own ten McDonald’s restaurants that employ over 400 people in the Tulsa area. Hern has served in various regional and national leadership positions within the McDonald’s Franchise System.
Most recently, he served 5 years as the chairman of the Systems Economic Team for over 3,000 franchisees that own all 15,000 restaurants across the entire country.
“I am humbled by the early support I have received,” Hern said. “I believe the people want a representative in Washington who is a private sector businessman that understands the true impact of how egregious regulations and inconsistent tax policies affect the wallets of our citizens.”
The finance chairman of Hern for Congress is Frazier Henke IV.
Hern has also served as a state board member on the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma, FFA of Oklahoma, and served as finance chair for the OKGOP in the 2016 cycle supporting conservative candidates for local, state and federal offices.