Press Release - Feb 18th 2012
Representative Randy Terrill Announces for Cleveland County Commissioner
Embargoed Until Sunday, February 19, 2012
(Moore, OK) Republican State Representative Randy Terrill announced today that he will run for the District 2 Cleveland County Commission seat being vacated by current Commissioner George Skinner.
After 22 years, Commissioner Skinner recently announced his decision to retire. “I have been interested in serving on the Cleveland County Commission for quite some time, but out of respect for my friend and fellow Moore Republican George Skinner, I waited for him to formally announce his retirement before deciding to seek that office,” stated Terrill.
“Cleveland County is my home. It's the most dynamic county in the state, and it's a place that I truly love," Terrill said. "The commissioner post represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve my friends and neighbors and help build an even brighter future for us all."
Terrill says he is ready to get started visiting with the voters of Cleveland County about the open seat. “I'm confident that my skills, knowledge, and experience make me the best candidate to replace Commissioner Skinner.”
Terrill said he believes the people of Cleveland County deserve a modern and efficient government. “As Commissioner, I will continue to advance conservative principles and support smaller government, balanced budgets, lower taxes, economic development, great roads and bridges, and strong public safety."
Reaction to Representative Terrill’s announcement at the State Capitol among Cleveland County legislators was immediate.
Representative Paul Wesselhoft stated, “Representative Terrill is conservative, bright, and incredibly effective. We will be extraordinarily fortunate to have a person as talented as him in County office.”
Representative Mike Reynolds said, “Randy Terrill is a leader of Oklahoma’s conservative movement. While we will miss him in the State House, I can’t imagine anyone better suited to help lead Cleveland County.”
Senator Anthony Sykes similarly stated, “There are few true conservatives who know more about the way government works than Representative Terrill. There is no one more capable of being at the helm of our County government than Randy Terrill.”
Senator Greg Childers said, “Representative Terrill is an outspoken, principled conservative who has been an outstanding advocate for his constituents at the State Capitol. He will make a fantastic Commissioner for Cleveland County.”
Terrill said he is grateful to the people of House District 53 who gave him the opportunity to serve them for the past 8 years, and he is proud of the relationships he has built during his time at the State Capitol. The conservative legislator has had numerous accomplishments, including authoring major tax cuts for working Oklahomans, negotiating a permanent funding source for Oklahoma’s college scholarship program, creating Oklahoma’s landmark anti-illegal immigration legislation, making English Oklahoma’s official language and, working in conjunction with local officials, moving the Highway Patrol Troop O headquarters to Norman and recruiting and developing local businesses like the Warren Theatre in Moore.
Representative Randy Terrill resides in Moore with his best friend and wife of 17 years, Angela. They have two beautiful children, Randal, 5, and Elizabeth, 7. Randal attends school in Norman while Elizabeth attends school in Moore. Terrill is an adjunct professor of government, history and law at Hillsdale College. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. The Terrill’s attend Southgate Baptist Church in Moore.
For more information about the campaign for County Commissioner, go to www.RandyTerrill.com.