Editorial: Vote for Tressa Nunley July 11

On July 11, voters in Oklahoma House District 75 will pick a new representative to replace former Rep. Dan Kirby, who resigned under a cloud.

That choice should be conservative businesswoman Tressa Nunley.  Nunley was an overwhelming choice in the May 9 primary. Nunley faces  liberal Democrat Karen Gaddis in the July 11 special election.

Seven Oklahoma lawmakers, for a variety of reasons, have vacated seats in the past year. One of the reasons is that it has become a thankless job, thanks to propaganda and fake news put out by the state’s big newspapers, TV stations and some radio stations.

Nunley, a successful businesswoman and a dedicated Christian, is best prepared to take on that challenge and to help the people of District 75 and the entire state.

Nunley has been endorsed by former Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris, Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel, former state representative and now Chief Deputy in the Assessor’s Office John Wright, former Assistant Attorney General Chris Thrutchley, State Rep. George Faught, and others.

That is quite a list of conservative backers.

Nunley has a background in health care services and corporate personnel management. Nunley, whose family are members at Tulsa Bible Church, is also a licensed realtor.

Oklahoma is in a budget crunch and the solution is to grow the economy and not grow state government through higher taxation. Nunley understands fiscal restraint and economic development.

Gaddis, a retired teacher, wouldn’t deliver that level of experience or conservative values.

The Tulsa Beacon endorses Tressa Nunley for House District 75 on July 11.