U.S. Rep. James Lankford filed for his second term in office Wednesday after having served one term in Congress. Lankford said as a member of the budget, transportation and oversight committees he has been able to have a widespread impact on government.
So far only one opponent has challenged Lankford for District 5. Tom Guild, a Democrat from Edmond, filed this morning and was critical of Lankford’s Social Security plan.
“I would encourage anyone to actually read the plan,” Lankford said. “It makes complete sense.”
He said voters should look to the decreased discretionary spending in the federal government as examples of the work he has been promoting in Washington D.C.
“We put together a good budget plan, unfortunately the Senate wouldn’t take it up,” Lankford said.
He said it’s been a painful budget process but he plans to continue pushing for a responsible budget.