Monday, March 8, 2010
After much prayerful consideration with friends and family, I’ve decided to launch a campaign for Attorney General. While a formal announcement is still forthcoming, I’m now in the process of filing the necessary paperwork and getting my campaign team in place.
I’d like to thank my good friend, Charlie Polston, for his guidance and encouragement in regards to this decision. He began a Draft Pruitt blog many months ago, (www.pruitt4okag.blogspot.com ) and I’d ask that you please sign up for updates there until my website is up and running.
I look forward in the coming days and weeks to sharing with you my vision for the office of Attorney General. In the mean time, I leave you with this quote:
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." -Ronald Reagan
Thank you and God Bless,
PRUITT'S BIO- FROM OKLAHOMA REDHAWKS WEBSITE
As a kid in Kentucky, Pruitt could most often be found on a baseball field. And in college, he played second base for the Kentucky Wildcats, whose winning record brought them within one game of the College World Series. After graduation, he hung up his cleats and moved to the great state of Oklahoma, where he attended law school at the University of Tulsa.
In addition to his involvement with the RedHawks, Pruitt was elected to the State Senate in November of 1998, where he completed two four-year terms. After winning his bid to the Oklahoma State Senate over a 16-year incumbent, Pruitt became one of the most respected and influential voices in the Senate on crucial economic and social policies. He was elected by the Republican caucus to serve as Republican Whip in 2000 and as Assistant Republican Floor Leader in 2002, a position he held until 2006.
In 2004, Senator Pruitt returned to his baseball roots by becoming the Managing General Partner of the Oklahoma RedHawks, Oklahoma City's lone Triple-A baseball club. Under his first season of leadership, the RedHawks saw a 25% increase in attendance. The club broke the all-time record for attendance in 2005. In 2007, despite 22 games with rain and two rainouts, the club ranked second-highest in attendance in franchise history.
Under Pruitt's leadership, RedHawks fans have enjoyed a renaissance in Triple-A baseball that leads the nation in quality and authenticity. Whether it's serving the true Fenway Frank on fresh lobster rolls flown in weekly from Maine, or ticket collectors greeting you with a smile in pinstriped suspenders and seersucker suits, Pruitt believes no detail is too small in working to create the most timeless and classic experience of America's favorite pastime.
His investment, along with Bob Funk, into Oklahoma City baseball has come at a time in which the RedHawks rank among the premier sports attractions in the region while playing in a showcase stadium - AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. In baseball, business, and at the legislature, Pruitt has achieved much in his young life, but he is most grateful for his wife Marlyn, and their two children, McKenna and Caden. He is devoted to his family and to his deep faith in God. The Pruitt's are members of First Baptist, Broken Arrow, where Scott serves a Deacon.