Editorial: Vote for Tressa Nunley on May 9

Oklahoma House 75 in Tulsa and Broken Arrow needs a new representative and there are some good candidates.

Due to the resignation of former Rep. Dan Kirby, there will be a special winner-take-all primary on May 9, followed by a special election July 11 to pick a winner.

The Republican field includes Tressa Nunley, Nic Berg, A.J. Oastvall and Skip Steele. The Democrats are Karen Gaddis and Jamie Smith.

It’s a challenge to serve in the Oklahoma House these days. A continuing budget shortfall is forcing tough decisions on how to downsize state government without sacrificing what should be high priorities.

Tressa 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 an impressive list of true conservatives.

A native Tulsan, Nunley has a degree in business administration and management from Oklahoma University. She 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.

Berg is smart, articulate, conservative Christian with great potential. But at age 21, he needs a bit more seasoning before doing battle in the State House.

The Tulsa Beacon endorses Tressa Nunley for House District 75 in the May 9 primary.