Oklahoma State Labor Commissioner Mark Costello announced his endorsement of Todd Hiett for Corporation Commissioner today. Mark Costello was elected State Labor Commissioner by a historic margin in 2010, winning 64% of the vote over an incumbent office holder.
Prior to public service, Commissioner Costello was an entrepreneur and businessman in the technology sector employing hundreds of Oklahomans. Commissioner Costello is endorsing Todd in the primary because of his conservative record and fight he will bring to the Corporation Commission against Barack Obama and the EPA raising utility rates on Oklahomans.
Commissioner Costello Official Statement:
“There is a stark contrast in this race between a proven conservative, and someone whom I like, but just cannot be relied upon to fight against the EPA, Sierra Club and Barack Obama to protect Oklahomans from sky-high utility rates. Additionally, the personal attacks waged by Todd’s opponent are disingenuous and not constructive for voters, especially in a Republican primary. Todd Hiett is someone I will be proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder and push back against federal overreach and mandates that will hurt all of us and crash our economy. I urge all of my fellow conservatives to vote for Todd Hiett for Corporation Commissioner on June 24th.”
Oklahoma State Labor Commissioner
The Republican Primary on June 24th will decide the next Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner as Democrats did not field a candidate.