Ag Groups Endorse Kevin Stitt in 2018 Oklahoma Gubernatorial Race- Updated with VideoThu, 04 Oct 2018 06:51:36 CDT
In a news conference on Wednesday at the Tulsa State Fair, prominent Oklahoma agriculture groups representing Oklahomans across the state endorsed Republican Candidate Kevin Stitt for Governor.
Joined by farmers, ranchers, and students, Stitt welcomed the support of the agriculture groups and discussed his goal to work with these leaders in order to open more doors of opportunity for rural Oklahoma. You can listen to the comments made by the Ag Industry and by Stitt by clicking on the LISTEN BAR at the bottom of this story.
“I am honored to have the strong and diverse support of leaders from our hard-working agriculture community,” said Kevin Stitt. “Agriculture is an economic mainstay in Oklahoma, and, as governor, I will fight to protect the agriculturists, farmers, and ranchers that play a vital role in driving economic opportunity and job growth in Oklahoma.”
The groups endorsing Kevin Stitt are the Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s OK Ag Fund, Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association, and the Oklahoma Pork Council.
During the primary run-off campaign, Kevin Stitt garnered the support of more than 80 individual farmers and ranchers across 37 counties.
You can watch the comments made at the Tulsa State Fair by clicking on the play button in the Video Box below:
“The Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association is excited to support Kevin Stitt for governor,” said Executive Vice President Michael Kelsey. “Kevin has made it clear that he understands our profession and the importance of engaging in conversation with Oklahoma’s ranchers in order to make decisions for the betterment of our community. Kevin is the best leader to help protect and grow Oklahoma’s cattle industry.”
“Kevin Stitt understands the issues that Oklahoma’s agriculturalists face today,” said Roy Lee Lindsey, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Pork Council. “Our council has full faith that Mr. Stitt’s business and leadership experience will serve our state well. As governor, he will bring all voices to the table, seek out the advice of the ag community, and be a champion for the industry.”
Stitt is dedicated to working with the agriculture community in Oklahoma to achieve the goal of making Oklahoma a Top Ten state. Stitt’s policy priorities for the industry can be read by clicking or tapping here.
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