TULSA, OK – Retired Tulsa police officer, Craig Murray, announced his intentions to run for State Senate District 25 in 2016, currently held by term-limited Senator Mike Mazzei.
As the son of a Tulsa police officer and a registered nurse, Murray was taught from a young age the importance of giving back to the community. “My family has been serving the citizens of Tulsa for over half a century as Tulsa police officers; my father joined the department in 1953, I joined in 1979 and my son joined in 2001. I recently retired after 35 ½ years of serving the citizens of Tulsa, but I still feel the calling to serve,” said Murray.
“I am honored to have the support of my lovely wife, Cathy, our three sons and our six beautiful grandchildren. God has blessed me with an amazing family and career, and I feel God’s calling to serve once again,” said Murray.
Murray went on to say, “As your state senator, I am prepared to hang up my uniform and step into a different role to continue to serve the citizens. I worked the streets and highways around Tulsa, and I am ready to bring my knowledge and experience to the State Capitol. I believe public service is incumbent on all of us. Surrounding states continue to find ways to make their state stand out and I plan to do the same for Oklahoma.”
In Murray’s most recent years with TPD, he was the driver of the “pink” police car with its purpose to show support of those who are affected by cancer. Murray continues to honor those affected by cancer by making pink the center of his campaign. “ I was honored to have the opportunity to drive the “pink” police car, and now I’m honored to make it a large part of my campaign. I have witnessed how it has affected so many wonderful people including those close to me,” said Murray.
“Over my 36-year career in law enforcement, I have been actively involved in writing, promoting and supporting many bills designed to keep Oklahomans safe. After retiring from TPD, I accepted the position of Assistant Chief of Police for the Mounds Police Department but Tulsa County is my home,” said Murray.
Murray closed by saying this “We are in tough economic times and I will bring as your state senator, sound and conservative economic decisions.”
Elections for Oklahoma Senate District 25 will be held along with other major elections in June of 2016. You can find more information about all the candidates on FortySix News 2016 Elections page.