Branan announces Corporation Commission bid

The Daily Progress by: Staff

CLAREMORE — Editor’s Note: The Claremore Daily Progress provides candidates an opportunity to announce their candidacy for office by a news release.

Cliff Branan, a candidate for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, will meet with voters in Claremore this Friday during a continental breakfast at Hammett House Restaurant.

Cliff has deep roots in northeastern Oklahoma. His great-grandparents, Fred and May Griswold, were active members of the community. Fred worked at Nehi Bottling Company and served on the Claremore School Board. Cliff said that he is looking forward to attending this breakfast so that he can visitwith voters about their concerns, and he encourages anyone that can find the time to try and make it to the event.

Branan is running for the open seat on the Corporation Commission being vacated by Patrice Douglas, who has declared her candidacy for the U.S. House. An advocate for small business and against federal regulations, Branan has said that his top priorities as a Commissioner would be economic development and jobs. With a background as a small business owner, he has spent twelve years in the Oklahoma State Senate, and is eager to launch the statewide race.

“My wife, Connell, and I are excited about the upcoming campaign – but I am most excited about the possibilities I see for Oklahoma’s future and what a great state this can be for our children. Our days as an energy and technological leader are still in front of use. We are poised for greatness, and need the right regulatory environment in order to achieve it,” Branan said.

The Hammett House is located at 1616 Will Rogers Boulevard in Claremore. Branan says that he plans to be there at 9 on Friday morning.
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