Contact: William Casey Murdock
Phone: (580) 426-2318
Felt, Okla. -- William Casey Murdock (Rep) announced today his candidacy for House Seat 61 in the Oklahoma Legislature. William Casey is 43-years-old and a life-long resident of Felt in Cimarron County. He is married to Aimee Murdock they have three children, Cash (12), Oliver (6), and Cosette (4). Murdock’s campaign will focus on keeping local government local with emphasis on our schools and students, local government, and management of natural resources. Murdock believes the concerns and needs of local constituents are best served by local government.
“I have lived in Felt, Oklahoma, all of my life,” Murdock said, “and I truly believe the representative of District 61 has to work twice as hard to keep the issues of the District relevant. I will do that. I understand because I have lived with the same concerns of District 61 residents. I ask for your support in keeping the Districts issues important in Oklahoma City. Your support and vote will help me keep our issues relevant down state.”
Murdock is a graduate of Felt High School and a alumni of Oklahoma Panhandle State University where he obtained a degree in Agricultural Business in 1992. He has not only farmed and ranched in Cimarron County since graduation, but he has also had an accomplished career in feedyard management and livestock research. This experience culminated at New Mexico State University’s Clayton Livestock Research Center where he last held the position of Farm Manager.
A large portion of District 61 rests upon the Ogallala aquifer, the largest aquifer in North America. This natural resource is the lifeblood of our agricultural industry. “I will fight to protect the water rights of the area residents and industry.”
Murdock believes the county commissioners should remain local without consolidation of the districts. This would ensure quality care in our county hospitals, local courthouses, and county governments. This also would ensure regular maintenance and upkeep of our roads.
Murdock has held an elected position on the Felt School Board for the past eight years and currently serves as the president. As president, Murdock has championed education as the top priority for students. Murdock believes in the power of local school boards and their leadership.
“I believe that with the experience that I have had in the Panhandle Ag industry along with being on the school board of a small rural school I am a highly qualified candidate to be your representative for District 61. I need your vote and support to keep us relevant in Oklahoma City.”