Editorial: Vote for Dave Rader on Nov. 8

The Oklahoma Senate needs senators with the character, the background and the initiative of Dave Rader.

Rader is the Republican candidate for Senate District 39, an open seat due to term limits for Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa.

Most people know Rader from his background as an all-state quarterback at Will Rogers High School and his later stardom at The University of Tulsa. When he became head coach at TU, Rader was universally respected for his winning attitude, his outspoken Christian witness and his positive influence on so many young people.

Rader is an engineer. He formerly served as the vice chairman of the Tulsa County Republican Party. He has been endorsed by former U.S. Rep. Steve Largent and former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts.

“I’ve known Dave Rader for more than 40 years and I have tremendous confidence in his ability to be an outstanding State Senator representing the people of District 39,” said Largent. “Dave possesses numerous essential qualities to be effective in the Oklahoma Senate, and I believe his combination of intellect, compassion, integrity, leadership and conviction in his beliefs make him well-deserving of your support.”

Rader’s has impeccable conservative credentials. His extensive background in education will be invaluable in helping reshape public education during a state budget crunch.

Rader’s public service is impressive. He has worked with John 3:16 Mission, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Will Rogers High School Community Foundation.

Rader and his family are active members of First Baptist Church of Tulsa.

The Tulsa Beacon enthusiastically endorses Dave Rader for Senate District 39. Please vote for him on November 8.