Economy & Jobs

What an honor and blessing to live in Oklahoma and more broadly the United States. A nation that is based upon Biblical values, hard work, capitalism and the belief that we get to enjoy the fruits of our hard work.

As the idea of capitalism has come under assault by the socialists and liberals, President Trump has shown that when the government gets out of the way, the economy grows. Like President Trump, I believe in healthy free market Capitalism where business owners are free to trade goods and services without onerous over-regulatory burdens. In contrast, when government passes laws that increase the cost of starting or operating small businesses, the economy shrinks.

To this point, Oklahoma has the 28th largest population, yet we have the 9th most state agencies across the nation. Having this many agencies is bad for business because large government bureaucracy fosters too much overregulation. I agree with Governor Stitt that this will deter businesses from moving here instead of creating an environment where they want to move here. As small business owners, my husband and I understand firsthand the importance of creating a business-friendly environment that draws businesses to Oklahoma. Less government overreach allows starting a business to be an attainable goal for Oklahoma entrepreneurs while allowing our college graduates to remain in Oklahoma after graduation.

Oklahoma’s administrative code is double the size of Kansas and 20 percent larger than Missouri and New Mexico. When speaking about the economy at the 2020 State of the State Address, Governor Kevin Stitt said that:

 “the greatest challenge before us today is not Oklahoma’s economy……The greatest challenge before us today is government bureaucracy.”

If elected, I look forward to working with Governor Stitt as we reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and strive to help Oklahomans keep more of their hard-earned money so that our kids don’t have to look for work or business opportunities in other states.