The Constitution and freedom matter. Our Constitution does not give us rights; our Constitution recognizes the freedom given to us by God. America was born in liberty, personal responsibility and a limited government. We are free Americans, not subjects of an intrusive government. Hard work, moral values and economic freedom made us the most prosperous and compassionate nation in the history of the world. Those conservative principles still work today.
After two centuries, we are in great risk of losing our freedom to worship, make our own decisions, pass on a better life to our children and speak out for the issues we hold dear. Job growth has slowed, government red tape has increased and our ability to make choices about our healthcare, personal finances and retirement has decreased.
The three branches of government work as a system of checks and balances, when one branch violates our national values, the other branches hold them to account. The American people are the ultimate check and balance each election year. Every generation must work to protect that freedom for the next generation.
I will work for Oklahomans and our nation to preserve the freedom that made our country great and continue to bring common sense and reason at this critical time. We must deal with our debt crisis, wasteful spending and unaccountable government officials. While there is no quick fix or easy solution, we must get started now. Hard work, accountability and personal responsibility are the keys to turn our nation around.
America has never been a country of one faith, but the Christian principles that founded our great country allow for the free exercise of any faith or no faith without government intrusion.
For 13 years, I served the people of Oklahoma as the director of our largest youth camp, Falls Creek. Now, I serve all families of our state in Congress.
As I serve Oklahomans in Washington, I ask that you will join me in my mission to bring common sense and solutions to a place that lacks both.
In God We Trust,James Lankford
James Lankford is a strong conservative and servant leader who is committed to God, Family and the Constitution.
Since being elected to the United States Senate and serving on several committees, James has worked diligently, studying each issue and its impact on the families of our State. He has earned the respect of his conservative colleagues for his knowledge on several issues.
While remaining passionate about life and traditional family values, James has become a strong voice for fiscal discipline and accountability in the federal government. He has emerged as a leader in fighting government regulations that are suffocating business and weakening the economy.
Prior to Congress, James served as director of Falls Creek Youth Camp from 1996 to 2009, the largest youth camp in the United States and the pride of Oklahoma. Falls Creek hosts students from all 77 counties of Oklahoma. James has been married to his bride Cindy for over 20 years. Together, they have two wonderful daughters: Hannah and Jordan. James is unashamedly Christian in his worldview and daily life. He enjoys spending time with his family, sport shooting, and reading.
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Cindy is a private Speech-Language Pathologist and a great Mom. They have two daughters: Hannah and Jordan.
James’ Mom was a public school librarian and school administrator; his father spent more than 40 years in local law enforcement and security. James’ maternal grandparents owned a small dry cleaning business and his paternal grandparents were dairy farmers.
James served for four years on several House Committees: Budget, Transportation, and Oversight and Government Reform, where he was the Chairman of the Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care & Entitlements. James was elected by his peers to serve as the Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee for the 113th Congress working behind the scenes to push the Republican Conference toward conservative solutions for the issues facing our nation.
In the Senate, James currently serves on the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Indian Affairs Committee. In addition, James serves on the Senate Republican Whip Team for the 114th Congress.