Why Trish for House 34?
I am Trish Ranson and I am Stillwater. Does that mean it’s all about me? Absolutely not! We can no longer elect our representatives and then just disengage. “Why me?” is really about you! As a leader of children, I have consistently taught my students that one person can make a difference; I’ve told them to “be the change you want to see in the world.” Now it’s my turn. I have plenty to learn about legislating, but as a lifelong learner, I welcome the opportunity to apply my skills as a community builder, advocate, and practical common-sense thinker to improving how our state handles important issues. Our future is literally at stake. I take the title of representative seriously. My job is to represent my community.
For 15 years I’ve been investing in growing relationships in Stillwater. As a teacher I have watched the steady decay of our education system due to repeated funding cuts, but the issue runs deeper. It’s about values. It’s about engagement. It’s about community. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the next best time is now. The best time to teach a child is nine months before their mother is born. Our ability to live into a prosperous and vibrant society in the future demands that we invest in what we value. The seeds we plant today will blossom or not depending on the soil we till together. If we expect to have a bright future for Stillwater, and for Oklahoma, we must come together, arm in arm, shoulder to shoulder, and fight for that future. I will lead in the fight, but I need each and every one of you, no matter what party you are affiliated with, to join me.