Editorial: Vote for Kevin McDugle in D-12

Kevin McDugle is a Christian, a Marine, a Republican, a conservative and a successful businessman.

McDugle is running for the Oklahoma House in District 12. He has been endorsed by U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, State Representatives David Brumbaugh, Ken Walker, John Bennett and Chuck Strohm.

That’s is quite a lineup of bona fide conservative Christians, the kind of elected officials who do what they say when they get in office.

McDugle served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 to 1996. He ended his service as a drill instructor. He understands hard work, love of country and devotion to duty.

Of course, McDugle supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms. He is staunchly pro-life and he supports religious liberty.

McDugle, who learned the value of hard work on a livestock farm in rural Oklahoma, has started several successful companies. He understands the need for government to encourage economic development and to not stand in the way with excessive regulation or taxation.

McDugle is a committed Christian and a constitutional conservative. The father of five, he is committed to not saddling the next generation with governmental debt.

McDugle views elected office as public service. He can put to good use not only his military experience but his broad business background to search for innovative answers to the problems facing Oklahoma.

He favors school choice. Taxes are necessary but should be restricted. Marriage should be the union of one man and one woman.

And the federal government’s role in the lives of Oklahomans is constitutionally limited.

Kevin McDugle is the right choice for District 12. The Tulsa Beacon strongly endorses Kevin McDugle on June 28.