Kenny Bob Tapp, Local Rancher and GOP Official Seeks Legislative Seat
Oklahoma City – Lifelong Cimarron County resident Kenny Bob Tapp filed paperwork for Oklahoma House District 61. Tapp is a rancher, oil field pumper and roustabout who served as Cimarron County’s GOP County Chairman from 2009 to 2013 and was a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. As Republican County Chair, Tapp was known for his ability to reach out to Democrats and Independents advocating conservative principles.
Tapp stepped down from his leadership in the Republican Party to conduct a grassroots campaign for the District 61 seat. He holds that his leadership experience in the private sector and within the Republican Party will allow him to hit the ground running as the next State Representative from the Panhandle and Northwest Oklahoma. Tapp is a member of Gun Owners of America and OK2A, the Oklahoma 2nd Amendment Association.
“Being a working man myself, I understand the importance of having real representation of working people at the state level. I am aware of many of the issues we all face, because I grew up here and have pursued ranching as my livelihood. I will work for common sense solutions in our state capitol and with our local leaders to keep government limited and constitutional,” said Tapp.
Since announcing his candidacy last year, Tapp has attended many events reaching out to residents from every walk of life across the Panhandle and Northwest Oklahoma. Citizens have provided Tapp with feedback expressing concern over the growing size of government, the need to retain local control of education, the dangers of Common Core to education, the need for improved highway funding for Western Oklahoma and the right to keep and bear arms.
Tapp firmly holds conservative beliefs that are main stream throughout House District 61. Tapp promises to continue to battle the implementation of the “Affordable Care Act” or better known as “Obamacare” in Oklahoma, defend the unalienable right to life of the unborn, and the streamlining of state government in order to lower taxes.
Tapp states “First and foremost, as a legislator, I would actively seek to repeal legislation and regulations that hinders the freedom of everyday Oklahomans.”
For more information, Tapp’s website is kennybobtapp.wordpress.com