Kevin Calvey said today he is the first among the four announced candidates for the 5th Congressional District to have more than 1,000 donors contribute to his campaign.
Calvey, who ran for the post in 2006, said the contributions come from people from all walks of life “because they are tired of business as usual in Washington, and they want a true conservative who will help get our country back on track.”
Calvey, a former Republican state representative from Del City, finished fourth among six Republicans in the 2006 GOP primary.
Calvey was among the first to announce he was in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Oklahoma City, who won the 2006 election. Calvey announced his bid in February at the Oklahoma County Republican Convention within an hour after Fallin told the crowd she was not seeking re-election in order to run for the open spot of governor in 2010.
As of Friday, Calvey’s campaign reported it had 1,039 donors. Calvey said his donations do not come from lobbyists or powerful special interest groups with business before state legislative committees.
Others in the race are state Rep. Mike Thompson of Oklahoma City, Dr. Johnny Roy of Edmond, who finished last in the 2006 GOP primary, and Rick Flanigan of Bethany. All are Republicans. No Democrat has yet announced.
The filing period is in June.
- Michael McNutt, Capitol Bureau