With the upcoming election on November 2nd much of our focus is upon Washington, D.C. and the historic Governors’ race between Mary Fallin and Jari Askins. But have you thought about how important the offices of Attorney General and State Auditor can be to promoting good government in Oklahoma?
The Attorney General has the power to subpoena and the ability to prosecute. Scott Pruitt is an honest man, committed constitutionalist and he leads his opponent by a large margin. In my opinion he will make a really good Attorney General and will serve the citizens of Oklahoma well.
It has been close to thirty years since we have had a state auditor who was willing to step up and hold ALL of our state entities accountable. The State Auditor has the power to examine any state funded organization in Oklahoma and can turn over the findings of this inspection to prosecuting authorities. Gary Jones, CPA leads his opponent by single digits and in my opinion will make an excellent State Auditor. http://soonerpoll.com/poll-finds-republicans-poised-to-sweep-oklahoma%e2%80%99s-november-election/
I've known Gary and worked with him for over eight years. Gary is a man of integrity who is not afraid to make an enemy by standing upon his principles.
Gary’s opponent for State Auditor is a political appointee who is filling the remaining term of the disgraced and imprisoned criminal Jeff McMahan. McMahan was a spoke in the wheel of the notorious Gene-Stipe-Political-Machine and McMahan's appointed replacement owns the bank in Broken Bow that Stipe partially used to fund his illegal schemes. http://stevefair.blogspot.com/2010/10/oh.html
Since his appointment three years ago, McMahan's replacement has not performed a complete audit of any county office and he has mishandled a recent audit of the Broken Arrow School District. http://newsok.com/state-auditor-delays-release-of-broken-arrow-audit/article/3490864
New Broken Arrow School Superintendent Jarod Mendenhall says, “the ongoing problems with the (prolonged) state audit is diverting his attention from where he wants it to be.” He says, “he's disappointed the (three-year) audit wasn't released on September 2nd (of this year) like it was supposed to be.” http://krmg.com/localnews/2010/09/broken-arrow-schools-audit.html
Interesting side note: McMahan's appointed replacement is also the brother of Gene Stipe's defense attorney...
Fraud, waste and corruption must be rooted out and purged from our political system and in my opinion there is a strong possibility that the surface has only been scratched regarding Stipe's Organization of Crime. http://newsok.com/former-oklahoma-legislator-cohort-get-prison-for-kickbacks/article/3373150
At best, McMahan's replacement appears to be too close to Stipe's Organization of Crime to be an effective State Auditor.
In contrast, Gary Jones has used his investigative and auditing skills to uncover the schemes of Stipe/McMahan and turned over this data to the FBI. This evidence opened the door to the federal convictions of Stipe, McMahan and at least some of their collaborators. If elected, Gary Jones will use the same skills and moral convictions to hold our State Government accountable.
To divert attention from these facts, Gary is being verbally attacked by McMahan’s replacement and half-truths are being told about Gary’s background. http://wwwtmrcom.blogspot.com/2010/10/running-scared-incumbent-burrage.html
The auditor’s office could be one of the last strongholds of Gene Stipe’s organization of crime and Gary Jones can use your assistance today. I just contributed $25 to his campaign and this will pay for a portion of the cable television commercial below that Gary can use to answer the innuendo of McMahan’s replacement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwYJ7q1cXdo&feature=player_embedded
Please join me by clicking on the link below and making a contribution of any amount.
J. David Weston
P.S. If you agree with what I have written, please forward this email to your network of friends and family and ask them to support Gary with their vote and a contribution. (All contributions of any amount are appreciated.)