Trish Ranson, Compassionate Leadership for a Better Oklahoma
I am Trish Ranson – teacher, mom, wife, and a lifelong Oklahoman. Back in April, as a Stillwater teacher, I marched arm-in-arm with 30,000 education champions. There at the State Capitol, I realized it was my turn to take the advice I always give my students – “Be the change you want to see in the world.” With enthusiastic support from family and friends, I decided to enter the race to represent Oklahoma House District 34 in the state legislature.
I promise to work tirelessly for the people of District 34 and for every Oklahoman – the 694,816 children enrolled in our public schools; the tens of thousands more in our career and technical schools, colleges, and universities; the mothers and fathers who entrust their children to us; every person who needs quality, affordable healthcare; and the 650,000 Oklahomans who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. I promise to bridge differences and support any effort that is in the best interest of the people of Oklahoma.
Your help and support are vital to this effort. To get to work for Oklahoma, I need your time, your energy, and your contributions. Running for public office is a costly endeavor, as you know. If you are able, please give to keep us running strong to November 6.
Leading up to the election, I continue to study the issues and seek input from experts in education, healthcare, food insecurity, state budgeting, and taxation – and the flawed decisions that led to our current state of crisis. I am talking with candidates and incumbents who support Oklahoma teachers and families. I am knocking on your doors, listening to your concerns, and asking for your vote.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the next best time is now. To live in a prosperous and vibrant society, we must invest in what we value. The seeds we plant today will blossom, or not, depending on the care we give. If we expect a bright future for Stillwater and Oklahoma, we must come together, arm-in-arm, shoulder-to-shoulder, and fight for that future. I am eager to take the fight to the State Capitol, and I need each and every one of you to join with me.