I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in December of 1981 and grew up in Grove, Oklahoma. I graduated from Grove Public High School in 2000 and Oklahoma Wesleyan University in 2010. I have traveled to several countries and across the U.S. in ministry both as a worship leader and as a missionary. I am now a husband and dad, a street pastor, and a political activist dedicated to serving people wherever I see the opportunity. I am not a politician. I will not become a lifelong politician and I will never forget that I work for you, that it is your taxes that would pay me for the job I hope to do in Washington DC. I am not a promise-breaker and I will work to earn your trust.
I am running to represent our Congressional District 2 of Oklahoma in the U.S. House of Representatives because I want to remind Washington D.C. that YOUR life matters. I have the principles and courage to stand up against the establishment of both the Democrats and Republicans. I will work tirelessly to restore YOUR individual freedoms to live, to love, and to worship (or not to worship) the way YOU choose.
As a father of two toddlers and native Oklahoman I am concerned about our future as a society. We are all being crushed by the aggression of government and it continues to damage our educational opportunities, our criminal justice system, our economy, our healthcare… the daily living of everyday people. As a proud member of the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma I believe in a Constitutional government that values individual liberty. I am also passionate about civil liberties. The other political parties are constantly arguing about which laws they want to burden you with, but that’s not us. We want limited government and self-responsibility because that is how freedom thrives.
It is time that your voice be heard loud and clear. YOUR life matters and as your Congressman I will never stop preaching it. It will inform every decision I make. My votes will be made public and I will be transparent about every decision. My Republican and Democrat opponents will be owned by their political parties and lobbyists, but I will be free to represent you as one of you and I will not be beholden to the Washington swamp. Neither of my opponents are stronger on the sanctity of life and the value of your freedom than I am. Neither will have as much respect for the Bill of Rights as I do. And neither will hold other politicians, including the President, regardless of party affiliation, as accountable to transparency and integrity than I will.
If you are tired of the corruption, if you are tired of the power-struggle between Republican and Democratic politicians who think their lives matter more, and you are ready for Constitutional rights to be restored please send me to Congress!
I humbly ask for your support and your vote on November 6, 2018.
For life and liberty,
– Richard M. Castaldo