Paul Hassink

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Candidate Details

OK House District: HD 79

Party Affiliation: Republican







A first-generation American, the son of parents who experienced the devastation of Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, Paul Hassink recognizes freedom is at risk with Washington DC’s liberal agenda. We cannot afford to have a Democrat State Representative win again – our state’s actions should be based on preserving the freedoms that were secured by our Constitution. As many who fled to our shores say, “if we lose our freedom here, there is nowhere else to go.” A regulatory affairs expert with decades of management success in industry, Paul shared his expertise nationally to protect our power grid. While Democrats push the Green New Deal, Licensed Professional Engineer Paul Hassink knows we must fix our aging infrastructure based on what Oklahomans need, not what DC dictates.

After a successful career of bringing electrical power to the people, Paul Hassink will work to return constitutional power to the people! Paul and his wife Pamela have raised six successful children and have fourteen grandchildren. They are committed pro-life Christians and dedicated members of the Church of St. Mary. Paul is an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and he serves the community through the Home Improvement Ministry. Paul earned his Eagle Scout, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and attained his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. Stand up against Federal overreach. Most of our Legislature worked tirelessly to defend our state from federal overreach in the last regular session, and I applaud its efforts. However, on virtually every bill intended to protect Oklahoma, our House District 79 representative did not vote once in favor of your liberty. She says, her public voting record is too complicated for us to understand; she has it backwards.

The United States is a Constitutional Republic, with religious liberty we were established as one nation under God. As long as this remains true, we will remain the strongest nation in the world. We need to strengthen States Rights as outlined in the Constitution. Bottom-up government stops top-down authoritarianism. We must stand united to keep government “Of the People, By the People, and For the People.” Work to Develop the Oklahoma Economy Only by unleashing the resources of Oklahoma, can we raise our standard of living. People are our greatest resource, and getting the fundamentals right is the first step to education success. Our oil and gas resources are the cure to current high gas prices. Give our schools back to Parents, Students and Teachers. I don’t know about you, but I get so frustrated with those that think they know what is best for you and me. Why not let the parents and teachers who are closest to the problem have first shot at solving it. One size fits all education is not working because every student has their own needs. We must delegate authority to the level closest to the situation to find lasting solutions. The Federal government, school boards, and unions are resources, not masters! Protect all citizens from conception to natural death.

The Declaration of Independence explains the inalienable rights of Americans as, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Life is the first of these, and we have an obligation to protect those who cannot defend themselves – the unborn and vulnerable. The incumbent District 79 Democratic Representative is endorsed by Planned Parenthood, the largest single provider of abortion in the U.S. Oklahoma leads the nation on many pro-life issues, together, we can defend individual life and Liberty.