Governor Jeb Bush endorses Mary Fallin

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report

Published: 14-Jul-2010

Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida from 1999 – 2007, today (Wednesday, July 14) endorsed Mary Fallin for Governor of Oklahoma. As he did so, Bush cited Fallin’s conservative record, leadership experience and commitment to education reform.

“Mary Fallin is a committed conservative with a long record of accomplishment and public service,” said Bush. “As governor, I know Mary will work to bring jobs into the state of Oklahoma and to rein in runaway government spending.”

“Mary also understands that job creation and economic growth begin with our schools. You can’t attract business to your state or produce long-term prosperity without ensuring students are prepared to compete in a global, knowledge-based economy. I know Mary is prepared to reform Oklahoma’s schools and work for more rigor and accountability in the classrooms. I’m happy to offer her my support in her race for governor, and I am confident she is the leader that Oklahoma needs.”

Fallin said she was honored to receive Bush’s endorsement and praised his record as governor of Florida.

“Governor Jeb Bush’s record of accomplishment in Florida is truly remarkable, and his education policies have become a national model for reform-minded governors. I am honored and thrilled to have his support in this race, and I thank him for his leadership and his continued dedication to the conservative movement.”