For Immediate Release February 15, 2018
Contact: Steven Craven
TULSA: Captain Andy Coleman today issued a call for all Republican candidates running for the GOP nomination in the First District U.S. House race to join him for a series of public debates in advance of the June primary.
Coleman is the first candidate in the race to publicly call for debates and encouraged his fellow Republicans to join him for debates around the First District.
“In order to drain the swamp in Washington, we need elected officials who are accountable and willing to answer the tough questions. I believe that if we expect voters to put their confidence in us, we should look them in the eye and answer the hard questions,” stated Coleman.
Coleman encouraged media and civic organizations to sponsor a series of at least five debates. “Candidate forums are helpful, but debates are even more so. With multiple candidate schedules to coordinate, it is important this process begin early. Several organizations are already considering holding debates, and I’m grateful for their efforts. I’m hopeful my fellow candidates will join me in participating in as many debates as possible,” added Coleman.
Captain Andy Coleman is seeking the Republican nomination for the open congressional seat in Oklahoma’s First District. He is an Air Force Academy graduate and former intelligence officer who served in the Middle East. He is the only candidate in the race with military, national security and experience working in the Muslim world – critical skill sets in short supply in the U.S. Congress. For six years, Coleman led extensive field efforts in some of the world’s most hostile countries to aid persecuted Christians as the the Middle East Regional Director for the Voice of the Martyrs, a Christian ministry based in Bartlesville.