Republican Governor candidate Kevin Stitt visits Marlow’s West Wind Assisted Living Center as primary elections quickly approach.
The visit to the senior center was part of Stitt’s continued campaign to visit all 77 counties in Oklahoma to get his message across; that Oklahoma needs a political outsider to fix its issues.
“I started looking at who’s running, and to me it just looks like more of the same. It’s the same career politicians running for their next election with the same resumes as the previous administration,” said Stitt. “Folks, I think we’ll be in the same situation eight years from now if we keep electing the same people. So that’s why I’m running.”
While there, Stitt also told the audience a little bit about himself. He described how he’s from Norman, but decided he wanted to go to college in Stillwater at OSU. Kevin Stitt founded his own company, Gateway Mortgage, in 2000, and since then, has grown it into a billion dollar company. Stitt’s father was a pastor, and he believes he’s been lead by God to run for governor and help the state he loves.
Afterwards, he began taking questions from the audience, including what he thinks about State Question 788.
“If it’s between the doctor and the patient and it’s medical use, I’m fine with it. Recreational use, I’m not fine with it. I think it puts our state in too many unintended consequences,” said Stitt. “Here’s the problem with that specific bill is it looks too much like recreational use. If you get a hangnail, you can get a two year prescription and grow it in your backyard and smoke it. If it passes though, as governor, I’ll make sure it looks like medical use, we’ll regulate it that way.”
Stitt was also asked, since he’s not a career politician, how is he going to not be like Trump and be able to get things accomplished with legislators. He replies that he doesn’t tweet, unlike Trump, but like Trump, he’s a businessman who sees things differently and sees a need to compete against the other 50 states.
Early voting will be available at the Stephens County courthouse from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow, as well as from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The general election will be from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.