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Cut it! Period. End of Story. Good government costs far less than bad government. We must live within our means. Government spending must be reduced to the amount of money it collects – and deliver fair value to the taxpayer for every dollar spent. In the state House, I stood up to leaders in my own party when they strayed form conservative principles. For example, I opposed last year's record high state budget that spent too much and gave back too little in tax cuts. In Washington, I will continue the fight for fiscal prudence and restraint.
I will stand for the traditional values that have made this country great.
Some believe values like faith and family are outdated. I believe they are timeless. I'll support the right to life, the rights of students to pray in school and our right to publicly express our faith.
As a lifetime member of the NRA, I regularly excerise my 2nd Amendment rights, and I will fight to protect them in Congress.
Taxes and the Economy
We can't tax ourselves to prosperity. Lowering taxes, controlling government spending, ensuring a level playing field in the courts for job creators, and eliminating harmful regulations will all stimulate a new era of prosperity and private sector job growth. We must stop the bailouts and the harmful practice of government attempting to pick winners and losers in the economic marketplace.
Many of our key protections under the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution are gone. Government was never intended to have such sweeping, intrusive power over the lives of individual citizens. America was founded on the principles of personal liberty and freedom from unwarranted governmental control and regulations.
The government should not be in the health care business. ObamaCare and the government takeover of healthcare is a colossal mistake. Like all industries, health care would benefit from a free-market approach providing the best product and services at the best price.
Money alone won't ever solve our problems in education. I'm a strong supporter of school choice. Competition in education will drive innovation and improve outcomes. Without government regulations and mandates, teachers, parents, and their local representatives would have the freedom to decide how and where funds are allocated. These decisions should be made at the local level, not in Washington.
Public Safety and Immigration
Criminals work hard to go to jail. They should stay there. Too many politicians put the rights of criminals ahead of law-abiding citizens. Government should focus on getting core functions right - protecting our borders is at the top of that list. The rule of law must be respected in our country. I'll stand firm against illegal immigration, amnesty proposals and taxpayer benefits for illegals.
Military and Veterans
We owe no greater debt than that owed to our active duty military, reservists and veterans, especially those who became disabled in service to our country. We must honor and protect every last promise and obligation that is owed to those who have served. The men and women of the military put their lives and bodies on the line for us. Providing the best possible care and support for them is the least we can do.
Energy and the EPA
Obama's EPA is attacking all sectors of our energy industry and economy. It's socialism dressed up as "environmentalism." Policies like Obama's opposition to the Keystone pipeline and his proposed carbon tax (cap and trade) are bad for the economy and don't do any good for the environment either. There are real consequences to basing environmental policy on politics rather than facts and science. We must stop government policies that drive up energy prices. We must strongly support our Oklahoma oil and gas producers, who are revolutionizing this entire industry worldwide.
Mike Turner is the type of new conservative leader we need in politics today.
He'll bring new energy, fresh ideas and strong conservative values to Congress!
Oklahoma City Roots
Mike grew up in Oklahoma City and still lives here today. He attended grade school at Washington Irving and later graduated from Heritage Hall. As a kid, Mike attended Henderson Hills Baptist Church. He now goes to Life Church.
An Engineer and Innovator
Mike has always been interested in mechanics and electronics. In high school he worked as an electrician's apprentice, crawling through attics and underneath floors to run wires.
After high school, Mike earned an academic scholarship to Southern Methodist University. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and later earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Today, in addition to providing technical advice to inventors and start-up manufacturing companies, Mike is an entrepreneur himself. A "gear head," Mike has developed particular expertise consulting in the automotive area.
A Volunteer Teacher and Science Instructor
From his time as a lab instructor at SMU to his visits to local classrooms, Mike takes great joy in sharing the wonder of science with students.
At SMU, Mike helped 28 students, junior level through graduate level, manufacture their own MOSFET (metal on silicon field effect transistor) and understand fundamental concepts of Solid State Devices. His research helped further post-doctoral work on Quantum Well Intermixing in AlGaAs lasers. A solid understanding of engineering, physics, and manufacturing concepts was necessary to understand the technical and physical limitations that the students encountered.
By opening students' eyes to the power of invention and innovation, Mike helps equip our students to succeed.
A Proven Conservative
In 2012, Mike personally visited the homes of over 10,000 voters in Oklahoma House District 82 to upset an 8-year incumbent. In the state House, he has a proven record of fighting for conservative principles, even if it means standing up to leaders in his own party.
Promises Made, Promises Kept
In his race for the state House, Mike pledged not to take money from lobbyists and PACs to fund his campaign. Mike wanted to make clear that he would work for the people of his district, not the special intrests.
Mike promised not to bill taxpayers for expenses like travel to the Capitol, meals and out of state trips like the career politicians do. He refused to sign up for the state pension.
Mike also promised to donate half his legislative salary to schools and charities in his district.
Mike fulfilled all of these promises.
Where do I go to vote?
The Oklahoma Election Board has created a great website to help you find your polling location. Simply enter your name, date of birth, and zip code and you are presented with your polling address.
How do I change my registration?
If you need to change your name, your address or your political affiliation, you must fill out another voter registration application form. You may change your registration at any time with one exception. You may not change your political affiliation during the period from June 1 through August 31, inclusive, in any even-numbered year. The last day on which you may change your political affiliation before the closed period is May 31; the first day on which you may change your political affiliation after the closed period is September 1.
When is the election?
The primary election is June 24, 2014.
How do I register?
You must fill out a voter registration application form. Voter registration applications are available at your County Election Board, post offices, tag agencies, libraries and many other public locations. You will be offered a voter registration application when you get your driver's license and when you apply for assistance at some government agencies.
You must sign and date the oath printed on the form. When you sign the voter registration application form, you swear that you are eligible to register to vote.
Map of 5th Congressional District
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Mailing AddressFriends of Mike Turner
615 N. Hudson Ste. 320
Oklahoma City, OK 73102