Two years ago, the idea of running for governor was still just a small mustard seed. I traveled the country visiting my offices in other states, seeing their economies take off and thrive. They were recovering from our nation’s historic recession. I would then come home to the state that I love to find us struggling, and stuck at the bottom in every category that matters.
It was this environment that caused me to reach deep and ask what more can I do to make a difference, to address a pattern seen throughout our state’s history where we have lived for each boom and starved in each bust.
Like you, I was frustrated. Like you, I am motivated. I see untapped potential. I see opportunity. I see jobs. I see progress. I see a Top Ten Oklahoma.
In this administration, we are will be committed to working together to be a Top Ten state. It starts by delivering accountability with state agencies and creating a government that is results oriented and customer centered while being transparent and efficient with your hard-earned tax dollars. We will focus on moving the needle in education, on criminal justice reform, and with healthcare. As we make decisions and cast strategy, we will bring everything we do back to growth. Because, we are at our best when people are gainfully employed and have freedom to innovate and access to opportunity.
In closing, here is my commitment to you: You the people come first. I commit to you to be a good listener, a continuous learner, a committed communicator, and a bold leader for the decisions that make a difference for today’s children and the next generation.
I’m humbled by the trust you placed in me to serve as your governor. Please join us and let’s get this done together, because Oklahoma’s turnaround starts right here, right now.
Governor J. Kevin Stitt