Editorial: Vote for Joe Newhouse in SD25

Joe Newhouse is the choice for voters in Oklahoma Senate District 25 in the August 23 Republican runoff.

That is an open seat because Sen. Mike Mazzei is term limited.

Newhouse face Lisa Kramer in the runoff and the winner will face Democrat Robert Founds on November 8.

Newhouse has a degree in international economics from Georgetown University. He was a jet pilot in the U.S. Navy and served on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. He flew multiple combat missions during the Iraq War and earned the Air Medal. Newhouse later became a pilot instructor in Pensacola, Florida. He is an expert marksman and is fluent in two foreign languages. He and his family are active members of RiverOaks Presbyterian Church in Tulsa.

Newhouse earned a master’s degree from Chapman University. He was a field representative for U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine for three years. He is a board member for the Coffee Bunker, an organization that assists military veterans.

Newhouse now runs his own real estate business.

Newhouse promises to work for genuine reform of public education by increasing accountability for administrators and boosting career education.

Newhouse won’t be a pawn of the teachers’ union.

Needless to say, Newhouse supports the Second Amendment and he will battle the federal government intrusion on state’s rights (as spelled out in the enumerated powers of the 10th Amendment).

The Tulsa Beacon endorses Joe Newhouse in the August 23 Republican runoff for Oklahoma Senate District 25.