Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.
This is not the time for partisan bickering. This is not the time for politics as usual. Some of us are Democrats. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us are Independents. Above all, we must be Oklahomans first.
If ever there was a time for true bipartisanship, it is today.
Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.
It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
Reading builds the educated and informed electorate so vital to our democracy.
No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
Resilience is woven deeply into the fabric of Oklahoma. Throw us an obstacle, and we grow stronger.
It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.
For only by nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of our children can we give them an opportunity to be full, productive citizens, to reach their God-given potential, and to have good jobs right here in Oklahoma.
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past.
Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
We must give Oklahoma families the opportunity to thrive and prosper. We must give all Oklahomans the tools necessary to pursue the American dream. And then, we must get out of the way.
Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts.
What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.
There is too much at stake for us to surrender to the politics of polarization.
No matter where you stand politically - even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is - it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government.