OK Senate District: SD 43
http://www.scott4oksenate.com/"Jobs I know what it takes to create good jobs in rural Oklahoma – because I have created them! If we want more economic growth in Oklahoma, here’s one thing we need to do: elect more job creators to the Legislature. We need elected officials who know what it takes to make payrolls, meet budgets and deal with government regulation. Having people like this in government – people who have actually started businesses and hired people, not just someone who talks about it – will spur economic growth in our state and area."
Paul and his wife, Susan, live in Duncan.
Paul is running for Oklahoma State Senate District 43. The district includes parts of Stephens, Grady, Garvin and McClain Counties.
Paul is a small businessman and no-nonsense, grassroots conservative Republican. He’s committed to the defense of conservative values, growing our local economy, and strengthening our schools.
Here’s more about Paul —
A Farming and Ranching Family
Paul grew up on a ranch in Cyril, where his family raised cattle and horses. Paul values his agriculture heritage and still enjoys helping his dad today
Small Business Roots
Paul learned the values of hard work and reliability at an early age. He saw those values reflected in his parents every day.
In addition to their work in agriculture, Paul’s parents were active small business owners. His father ran two Apco service stations, a feed store, and a hardware store — as well as being a contract oil and gas well pumper. His mother is an insurance agent for their third generation-owned American Farmers and Ranchers agency in Cyril.
Healthcare Business Owner and Job Creator
Paul has worked in the healthcare industry for 28 years. With a degree in Radiology Technology, Paul has worked at many hospitals, including Grady Memorial, Norman Regional and Southwestern Medical Center.
In 2001, Paul started a small mobile x-ray business out of his home. At the time, he had one truck and one employee – himself. But with perseverance and hard work, Paul built a successful small business.
Today, Paul employs 15 people, and his company, Sooner Mobile X-Ray, works across the entire state of Oklahoma. The company provides mobile x-ray, EKG, and ultrasound services at nursing homes, assisted living centers, home health and hospice agencies, private physicians’ offices, and 17 jails.
A Leader in His Local Church and the Oklahoma Baptist Foundation
In 2015, Paul was nominated by the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma to serve on the Board of Directors for the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma. Paul has served on the Board since that time. The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma helps church members with estate planning, services churches with investments and loans, and invests financial resources into Christian ministries.
Locally, Paul attends First Baptist Church in Duncan, where he currently serves as Chairman of Deacons. In the past Paul has served on several committees, including budget and finance, personnel, and pastoral search.
With a heart for young people, Paul and Susan have taught Sunday school and worked with the youth in their church for over ten years. They are currently teaching a young adult Sunday school class.
Living out his Christian faith will always be a high priority for Paul. He has undertaken mission work overseas on several occasions. He’s traveled to Guatemala on fact finding, medical, and youth sports Christian missions. In Puerto Rico, he helped local communities renovate run-down homes, and in Cambodia, as a guest speaker at Cambodian Mekong University, he utilized his business background when he spoke about leadership and business management.
Active in His Community
Paul is a past member of the Duncan Public Schools Foundation Board, which provides funding for continuing teacher education, grants, and student scholarships. He also works as a high school and middle school football official.
Paul is involved in numerous organizations including Leading Age Oklahoma, Oklahoma Association of Healthcare Providers, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and Duncan and Chickasha Chambers of Commerce. He has been an ongoing donor to Cross Timbers Hospice in Ardmore, which helps families who cannot afford hospice and end-of-life care.
Proud Husband and Father
Paul has been married for 27 years to his wife Susan (Hodges). She is a Chickasha High School and University of Oklahoma graduate.
Susan, who comes from a long line of educators, has taught middle school for Duncan Public Schools as well as at a center for elementary, middle school, and high school students with severe emotional needs.
Paul and Susan have three children — Braden (26) and twins Brooklyn and Britton (22). Braden is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (MBA and undergraduate). Brooklyn and Britton both played basketball on scholarship for Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
This year, Paul and Susan are thrilled to be gaining two sons-in-law. Daughter Britton is marrying Kale Murphree of Murf’s Guns in Duncan – which suits Second Amendment enthusiast and NRA member Paul just fine!
Son Braden works in the financial services industry. Daughter Brooklyn is married to Caleb Neal, and they both work in health care.
I know what it takes to create good jobs in rural Oklahoma – because I have created them! If we want more economic growth in Oklahoma, here’s one thing we need to do: elect more job creators to the Legislature. We need elected officials who know what it takes to make payrolls, meet budgets and deal with government regulation. Having people like this in government – people who have actually started businesses and hired people, not just someone who talks about it – will spur economic growth in our state and area.
Politicians at the Capitol talk a good game about our schools, but they have failed to support Oklahoma’s students, teachers, their families and our small town communities. We need new leaders who do more than just talk about supporting education. We need leaders who actually do it, and, in the Senate, I will. Federal and state bureaucracy overreach in education is an ongoing problem. Families, parents and local community leaders should set the high educational standards for our students—not education unions and bureaucrats.
Life and Marriage
Defending the human rights of the unborn should always be our priority, and believing in the 5,000 year old Judeo-Christian definition of marriage doesn’t make you a bigot.
Oklahoma must work to return health care decisions to local families and their physicians, not the federal government via Obamacare. We need more healthcare professionals in the Legislature who understand complex healthcare issues. I have worked in the medical field for decades and will be an effective advocate on these issues, especially for our senior citizens.
Our right to keep and bear arms should be fiercely protected and fought for vigorously, in the Legislature and the courts.
Excessive and overly burdensome regulations on Oklahoma farmers must be eliminated. My background in agriculture helps me understand the issues facing our local producers, and I will proudly and effectively represent them in the Senate.