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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another Coburn Staffer To Run For Office?

Greg Treat and his wife, Maressa are well-known Republican activists in Central Oklahoma and it doesn't come as much of a surprise to see that there is a possibility that Greg Treat may be running for Senate District 47 - Todd Lamb's seat if he wins the Lt. Governor's office. 

Sidebar:  Why in the hell didn't Todd resign his seat before running for Lt. Governor?  But anyway...

Here is a "note" from Mrs. Treat found on Facebook:

Dear Family and Friends,
I trust that you and your family had a wonderful summer and enjoying the cooler weather. I know we are! With our new addition to the family, it has been nice being able to take the boys for walks and to let Mason play outside.

As you may know, this is an election year so it is a very busy time for our family. Since Dr. Coburn asked Greg to run the Oklahoma Victory program, he has been working around-the-clock. The Victory program, which is dedicated to electing Republican candidates at all levels, is extremely important to the success of the Republican Party in Oklahoma! After the election, Dr. Coburn has asked Greg to return to the U.S. Senate, but we are not so sure that is what God wants for us. Though Greg has truly enjoyed working for Dr. Coburn off and on since 1999, we feel the Lord is leading Greg in a different direction. After many hours of prayer and discussion, we feel strongly God is calling Greg to run for office to provide our state with godly leadership and service.

The circumstances surrounding Greg’s potential race are quite unique. Currently, Senator Todd Lamb represents Senate District 47. Senator Lamb is running for lieutenant governor and is well positioned to win that race. In fact, we are working hard to make sure he wins – Greg as Victory director and me as a Republican activist in the district. We hope you’ll vote for Senator Lamb, not for the sake of his seat opening up, but so Oklahoma will have a conservative leader in the lieutenant governor’s office.

If Senator Lamb doesn’t win, District 47 will remain in capable and conservative hands. However, if he does win, which is very likely, the governor will call for a special election to replace him, likely to be held in February or March. Because the seat is not technically open and because Greg is focusing on ensuring Republicans win this fall, he is not yet campaigning. However, we will be ready to hit the ground running on November 3. And that’s why I am writing to let our family and friends know of our major decision. I am doing all I can to be a supportive wife and help Greg be ready and organized on November 3.

We will need your prayers, love and support along the way. I truly believe the Lord has called us to be public servants and it’s the right time for Greg to run for office. This will be a huge sacrifice for our family, but with God all things are possible!

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support!
Maressa Treat

Sounds A LOT like the James Lankford "calling" to run for office, doesn't it?