I would like very much to introduce myself. I'm Keith Eisenberger, and I'm a Senatorial Candidate for District 35. I'm 25 years old and was born and have lived my life here in Oklahoma.
I was raised by my amazing grandmother, who taught me that it is better to lead from the heart, than to lead from the polls, or what is popular. We have far too many politicians who are career lawyers, who spend their time in courtrooms and offices, and have no real connection to their people. As a State Senator I'm going to be a resource, people are in need of direction, we've got homeless and the underprivileged who have no avenue of knowledge, nor a champion to bring them to the light of prosperity and self-sufficiency. I will bring to the downtrodden a person to champion their plight and bring them to right of life and its happiness.
I am passionate about the pleas of my people, my friends and my neighbors of District 35. I intend to lead the charge to ensure our National Guard has every resource available to them to continue their fight for our freedom. I will be traveling to Iraq to visit with the troops and to hear first hand from them, what I can do to assist them in anyway. I come from a family of military might and a fighting legacy. My uncle was an Army Officer who lost his life on the field of battle in the Vietnam War, his remains are yet to rest on our soil, but lay far beyond in a jungle unknown. My father fought valiantly in Vietnam and was led with his troop to safety, all while earning a Purple Heart, which I wear on my lapel to remind myself of the cost of my freedom.
When trouble hits a family, or frustration strikes a consumer, all too many times they turn to the local news stations to work out their problems and bring resolution to their determents. That's the job of a State leader, a Senator or Representative. When disaster strikes our neighborhoods, where are our leaders and their staff with food, water or medicine? When the ice storm hit, where was Governor Henry with HIS chainsaw, helping to cut trees and clear debris, where was any of our Senator's and their staffs working side by side with their constituents? I'm going to make it the task of myself and my Senate Office to find jobs for anyone who wants one. When a single mother needs help paying her light bill, Senator Eisenberger and his staff will be there, helping her all the way, that's the call of the Good Samaratian...a call I stand ready to answer.
The cries of the unborn call out from their tiny dark graves, as hundreds, if not a thousand abortions occur within our state yearly. It's a ghastly procedure that should never be funded with taxpayer monies now or in the future and I'll fight like a dog to discourage pro-abortion legislation and its wording at every turn. Our soldiers fight for their freedoms too.
Our teachers work hard and dedicate themselves to the betterment of our children, and I shall see to it that they are rewarded for their commitments to our kids. A teacher who graduates and starts teaching can at best hope for 36,000, but that same teacher can go work at local convience store as an assistant manager, and start at 40,000. That's not right. Teachers are instilling patriotism and knowledge for the future in our sons and our daughters, not peddling beer and cigarettes, I'll do whatever is in my voting power to get them the monies they need and deserve.
1995 saw the election of Governor Frank Keating, a man of remarkable leadership, and divinely instilled discernment. Oklahoma needs a "Frank Keating" style leader again, I've been fortunate enough to call him a friend, and it is with his friendship and support that I've even started this campaign. I'd like to retire the term "Politician" the very term conjures up the most unattractive image of greed and privilege...but rather I'd like to reinvent a true Statesman. Role models such as Governor Keating and Winston Churchill keep my motivation in sight, and if I can be even half the Statesmen those two were and are, than District 35 and all of Oklahoma will indeed be in good company.
For every dark horizon there is a silver lining, and while our state and our nation face perils of unknown origin and timing, I stand to assure all of my constituents that I will be tethered to them in the hardest of times and will work as hard as my heart will allow to make their lives better than before. Oklahoma is good, and so is it's future. Securing our tomorrow's today is my paramount priority and together with the good people of District 35, they'll have a State Senator worthy of their votes and humbled at their pride.
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