By Congressman Tom Cole

It is often said that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Indeed, other than our Native American population, that is true.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, homemade ice cream, and lots of time with cousins and the nighttime sky filled with fireworks marked my family’s annual celebration of the Declaration of Independence. The celebration was of not just any declaration.

Hopefully, by now you have noticed the “new look” to our paper this week. A few of the changes may be readily noticeable, but some other changes you may not notice initially.

Bob Anthony is the longest serving member on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC). He was first elected to the three-person board in November of 1988 and has served five consecutive six-year terms.

Thirty years is a long time.

I know from being around that some of you rely on my opinion, because you tell me you do.

I know that some of you may scoff and say, “Who the heck does he think he is?” Either way, I’m going to tell you how I feel about the upcoming race for Oklahoma’s Lieutenant Governor.