OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Corey Perry announced on Thursday that he is seeking the Republican party’s nomination for Oklahoma House District 44, a seat held by state Rep. Emily Virgin (D).
“Service. Service to one’s country. Service to one’s family. Service to one’s fellow man,” Perry said and that he is making principle of service instrumental in his campaign.
Perry grew up the oldest child of a single mom who is also a small business woman. Perry’s mother has been a successful small business owner for as long as he can remember. His mother instilled in him an appreciation for hard work and business which he has since turned into lending his professional skills to a small business venture serving the youth of Oklahoma. His mother also served her children by enrolling them in charter schools in Texas where he grew up. It was this experience of his mother having the choice to place he and his sister in charter
and public school’s that helped help build a strong scholastic foundation for Perry, and craft his belief in school choice. Perry attributes the selflessness exhibited by his mother as the greatest factor in cultivating his view on service.
Perry answered the call to service to his country in both law-enforcement and the military. He has worked in law enforcement in various capacities and enlisted in the US Army during his time in college at the University of Oklahoma. Perry understands that our elected officials are supposed to serve us, not the other way around. In fact, the central focus of his campaign is the notion that words and actions should always line up, not be at odds with each other.
As a small business executive Perry understands harsh regulations and high taxes do not serve our fragile and recovering economy as it attempts to rev up. “Small business people need government to establish a system conducive to their doing more business. We don’t need more government. We just need government to do it’s job and stay out of our way so that we can grow our businesses.”
When asked why a Democrat leaning district would support a Republican candidate, he said, “Democrats in general but more specifically Black, Latino and other minority communities vote Democrat because they believe that party service their best interests. We Republicans understand otherwise and it is time we go after their votes by explaining how the democratic platform has failed each community respectively and how the principles of competition, profit and capitalism can benefit them as well as they have benefited other Americans.”
Perry is a man led by his faith. It was during his time in Oklahoma that the decision was made to be led by his faith and enlist in the United States Army while the country was engaged in two wars. As veteran of the United States Army, Perry takes time daily to connect with his fellow brothers and sisters in arms in some capacity. He knows that it is his duty is to forever be a champion for veterans and their well being across all platforms and levels of government.
Perry, a native of Dallas, Texas, studied social science at the University of Oklahoma. He is employed as the chief operating officer of a residential treatment company in Oklahoma. Asked whether he had met Miss Right yet, he had this to say: “As one of my single male supporters said recently, ‘I am still accepting resumes and scheduling interviews!’ I am secure in the belief that God has the right woman for me and in His time He will bring the two of us together and we will have a wonderful life together.”
Perry has made Oklahoma his permanent home and continues his call to service throughout, being led by his faith and conservative principles. Corey looks forward to engaging the constituents of district 44 and his campaign and representing them in the Oklahoma legislature.
“The principle of WORDS & ACTIONS matching at all times must be a guide in our daily lives, and is what this election should be about,” Perry concluded.
Elections for Oklahoma House District 44 will be held along with other major elections in June of 2016. You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News 2016 Elections page.