Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt says his campaign for governor has collected than $1.6 million in his first three months as a candidate.
Stitt says this is a record for a first-time candidate and is the all-time Oklahoma record for one fundraising quarter.
“I’m humbled so many Oklahomans are joining our campaign to turn our state around,” Stitt said. “Our state faces some big challenges that can’t be solved by the career politicians who got us into this mess. It’s time for a new generation of leadership in Oklahoma.”
In the third quarter of 2017, the Stitt campaign raised $811,147 from more than 560 individuals. More than 79 percent of the donations came from Oklahomans.
In addition, Kevin contributed $800,000 to the campaign.
“I never ask anyone to do anything I’m not willing to do myself, I will be matching contributions to my campaign dollar for dollar,” Stitt said. “Oklahoma has given my family tremendous opportunities, but I’m worried about the next generation. I’m running for governor because I know our state can do better.”
Kevin, a self-described pro-life conservative, is the founder and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group (GMG). GMG is one of the nation’s largest privately held mortgage companies and employs more than 1,100 people providing mortgage services in 40 states.
Stitt grew up in Norman. He and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 19 years and have six children. They attend Woodlake Church in Tulsa.