For Immediate Release                       

June 12, 2012

Contact: Kyle Gott
Phone: (918) 913-9209 

Julie Carson Backs Wallace for Seat Held by Husband

Cites Wallace’s Ability to Win in November


Muskogee, OK – Today Julie Carson, wife of former Congressman Brad Carson announced her choice in the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat.  The 2nd District seat was held by her husband, Brad Carson from 2001 until 2005.  Julie Carson is an attorney who is currently Chairwoman of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.  Her law practice has been devoted to representing children and families in the foster care system.

Julie Carson cited Rob Wallace’s ability to win in November and keep the seat in Democratic hands as a reason for her endorsement.  “Keeping this seat in good hands is imperative to improving our quality of life. My husband held this seat for four years so this is personal to me.  I want the 2nd District to be represented by someone I can count on to do the right thing and improve our education system.  Rob Wallace is that person.  I know Rob will always put the interests of eastern Oklahoma before any other,” said Carson.

Carson added, “Rob Wallace is the Democrat that can win in November, and he’s the right man for the job.”

Wallace was thrilled to receive the support of someone who knows first-hand the work that is required of being in Congress.  “I am honored to receive Julie Carson’s support.  Julie’s support means a lot to me personally, and it will mean a lot to our campaign as we keep building momentum,” said Wallace.

“As the wife of former Congressman Brad Carson, Julie knows what it takes to lead in this district.  As a wife and a mother she knows the importance of family and education.  She understands our family values here in Oklahoma.  These family values are important to me.  We need to take our Oklahoma values to Washington so we can improve the quality of life for our families.  We must make our state and our country a better place for our children and our grandchildren.  Julie and I share this sense of obligation.  I will always put our families first.”

Note:  Former Congressman Brad Carson is prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity in his new role as General Counsel for the United States Army.