Margaret Best

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Margaret Best has spent most of her life in Oklahoma County. Growing up in Oklahoma City and after graduating from high school, Margaret attended Baylor University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Upon graduation, Margaret worked in orthopedics at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. In 1993, she moved back to Oklahoma to work in critical care in the ICU at Mercy Hospital and recovery room at the Surgery Center of Edmond. In 1997, Margaret married Rance Best, a regional sales manager for Sierra Wireless supporting the city of Oklahoma City, EMSA and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority. Margaret left nursing to spend more time raising her children: Hartley, 21, Caroline, 19, Harrison, 17, George, 12. They have made Edmond their home for the past 22 years.

Margaret is a successful real estate agent for Metro First Realty Premier in Edmond as well as maintains an active nursing license. She is a member of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. She is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution: Samuel King Chapter that focuses on historic preservation, education and patriotism.

Margaret volunteers at her children’s public schools, sports and band. She and her family are active members of Henderson Hills Baptist Church.

Platform Issues

Constitutional Conservative

Margaret supports limited government. She will continue to the efforts made to stand against unreasonable regulations that will stifle economic growth.

Defend Liberty

Protect civil liberties and rights like the First and Second Amendment, which are under assault from the left and the media Restore the American Dream

Improve Education

Put parents back in charge of their children’s education Reduce excess administrative costs in public schools Hold non-performing school districts accountable Fight the labor unions, which force union membership on teachers Empower teachers to teach and make more decisions Reduce mandates and burdensome over-testing of students

Cut Government Waste

Consolidate boards and agencies Streamline our state budget with a focus on core services

Put Oklahoma First

Promote local businesses and jobs first, then recruit new companies Reduce our reliance on unfair trade with China Keep our tax dollars here at home Bring back manufacturing

Support Transportation

Strongly support the eight-year transportation plan Improve roads and bridges Encourage long-term planning, which is critical for efficient use of our tax dollars