An Editorial: Vote Bob Anthony
The Fairview Republican - June 14, 2012
Republicans will elect Oklahoma's next Corporation Commissioner in a winner take all primary election June 26.
Longtime watchdog public servant, Bob Anthony, is being challenged by a former Oklahoma Corporation Commission staffer, Brooks Mitchell.
Commissioner Anthony's' opponent, while serving as the director of the petroleum storage tank division, implemented some of the strictest rules in the Continental United States!
Division six, of the EPA, is proud of Anthonys' opponent adopting nearly all of the their recommendations. Mitchell has done more to hurt rural Oklahoma business than any other individual bureaucrat, state or federal agency! ...
If you want more big government, more rules and regulations then vote for Bob Anthony's opponent! But, if you strive for a straight-talking, practical common sensed public servant - Vote Bob Anthony!
Bob Anthony has demonstrated honesty and integrity by leading the corruption fight back when the corporation commission was used as a tool for special interest groups. He worked undercover with law enforcement exposing cronyism at the regulatory commission.
In fact, the FBI has recognized Commissioner Anthony with its highest award given to "a citizen who, at great personal sacrifice, has unselfishly served his community, state and nation."
Another prestigious award was presented to Anthony in 2006 "in appreciation of his tireless efforts on behalf of Oklahoma consumers."
Anthony knows Oklahoma and Oklahomans know him! Over the past 10 years, in 2000, he got more votes in Oklahoma - 771,609 - than any other candidate, including US president, when he was reelected for a third term on the Corporation Commission.
Before tackling utility regulation, Commissioner Anthony was president of the family’s ready-to-wear C.R. Anthony stores that had locations all across Oklahoma and twenty-one states.
No other candidate has better qualifications! Anthony has proven he’s financially literate in the business arena. He’s a proven public servant with impeccably high ethical standards. He’s no extremist and he has no hidden agendas or skeleton’s lurking in his closet. Bob Anthony has the ability to make things clearer than the truth!
We like Anthony’s proven - business, public servant and wholesome family - track record. He merits Major County’s support!
Now is not the time for Oklahoma's GOP to be changing horses in the
middle of the stream - Anthony merits our support!
© 2012 The Fairview Republican
Honesty. Integrity. ANTHONY.
July 26, 2012.