SKIATOOK, OK – Navy veteran and local small business owner, David McLain announces candidacy for Oklahoma Senate District 34.
McLain, of Skiatook, has been married to his high school sweetheart, Aleen, for 26 years. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.
“I am seeking to serve the people of State Senate District 34 because I believe in the founding principles of these United States as laid out and enumerated in our Constitution. As a veteran, I took an oath to uphold and protect our Constitution. If elected as your next State Senator, I will uphold that same oath of office” McLain continued, “My faith, values, and our Constitution will be my guiding light at the State Capitol, not lobbyists or special interests. I seek to serve the constituents of District 34 to limit the size of government and as Ronald Reagan put it, to do no harm.”
As a United States Navy veteran, McLain understands servant leadership. Along with his willingness to protect and serve America, he has volunteered time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children, mentored young men and women in the Thunderbird Youth Academy, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. This passion for service stems from his faith and his many years in the ministry when he served as pastor in a mission church in Arizona.
Along with his willingness to serve, McLain is also very active in the local community. McLain is a small business owner within the construction industry and is currently assisting in the revitalization of downtown Skiatook by personally developing, building and investing in the community.
McLain has a desire to see an economic climate which allows small businesses in Oklahoma to flourish through a lower tax burden and deregulation. His knowledge and experience in the private sector would set him apart at the Capitol in Oklahoma City and would allow him to bring a unique perspective to the legislature.
“Being a small business owner with three distinct departments within the company, I understand the necessity of balancing a budget, project management, personnel oversight and sensitive time lines” McLain stated, “I also understand the importance of creating conditions for economic sustainability through infrastructure, local business/housing development, transportation and education. This type of sustainability allows for the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals to thrive and families to flourish.”
Elections for Oklahoma Senate District 34 will be November 10 for a special primary election and January 12, 2016 for the general election to replace state Sen. Rick Brinkley. You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News 2015 Elections page.