Labor Commissioner Costello endorses Todd Hiett for Corporation Commission
Published: June 18th, 2014
Oklahoma State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello announced his endorsement of Todd Hiett for Corporation Commissioner Wednesday, June 18.
Costello was elected Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor in 2010, winning 64 percent of the vote over an incumbent office holder.
Prior to public service, Costello was a business, and an entrepreneur in the technology sector employing hundreds of Oklahomans.
Costello said, in a statement, he is endorsing Todd in the primary because of his conservative record and the fight he will bring to the Corporation Commission against Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raising utility rates on Oklahomans.
Costello’s statement follows:
“There is a stark contrast in this race between a proven conservative, and someone whom I like, but just cannot be relied upon to fight against the EPA, Sierra Club and Barack Obama to protect Oklahomans from sky-high utility rates.
“Additionally, the personal attacks waged by Todd’s opponent are disingenuous and not constructive for voters, especially in a Republican primary.
“Todd Hiett is someone I will be proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and push back against federal overreach and mandates that will hurt all of us and crash our economy.
I urge all of my fellow conservatives to vote for Todd Hiett for Corporation Commissioner on June 24th.”
The Democratic party did not field a candidate in the race, so the Republican Primary will decide who replaces Patrice Douglass at the Corporation Commission.