WILBURTON, OK – State Senator Larry Boggs filed for re-election to continue in service to the people of Oklahoma Senate District 7 for another four years.
Boggs’s 2015 Oklahoma Conservative Index score came in at 70 with an overall 69 score since being elected to office.
“Although we have accomplished a good number of objectives, there is still much work to be done. Over the last few months, I have had constant encouragement and requests from our neighbors, regardless of party, to continue serving the communities of District 7,” said Boggs, Red Oak-07 (R). “Both Karla and I have prayed about this and met with many community leaders, and we are committed to continue making sure our district’s needs and priorities are communicated loud and clear at the Capitol.”
McAlester resident Ronnie Allford commented on the news of Senator Boggs’ decision, “In these uncertain economic times, knowing that the steady hand and proven leader that State Senator Larry Boggs has proven to be, is willing to continue to work hard for us, gives me confidence that we will see better days ahead. Senator Boggs is the right person, who knows how to get the job done. He has my vote.”
For the past four years, Boggs has brought his real-world experience to advocate effectively for our region. His diverse skill set includes a career as a general contractor, cattle rancher, representation of nine counties on the Oklahoma Farm Bureau State Board of Directors, service on both the Latimer County Farm Bureau and Latimer EMS Boards, and his service to our nation in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. In fact, his experience in multiple matters led state Sen. Boggs to be placed on several key committees and in a leadership role as Vice Chair of the Tourism and Wildlife Committee even during his first term – and committee assignments of service including Agriculture and Rural Development, Public Safety, Veterans and Military Affairs Committees, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation.
Larry, the son of the late Buck and Ruby Boggs, is one of eleven children. He and his wife, Karla, have one daughter and three grandchildren. In addition to running a cattle and horse operation, the Boggs’ co-founded Eagles Rest Sanctuary, Inc., an Oklahoma nonprofit corporation dedicated to the protection, preservation and expansion of the nesting habitat of the American bald eagles nesting in southeastern Oklahoma. Among other educational activities, Eagles Rest provides volunteers for the G. M. Sutton Avian Research Center’s annual bald eagle survey team monitoring bald eagles’ nests throughout Oklahoma. Boggs is a lifetime member of the NRA, and attends First Christian Church in Wilburton.
The primary elections for Oklahoma Senate District 7 will be held along with other major elections on June 28. The general election will take place on November 8. You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News 2016 Elections page.