CHEYENNE, OK – Congressman Frank Lucas has officially announced his intent to run for re-election to the United States House of Representatives, filing for office on April 13th as a Republican candidate in the Third Congressional District of Oklahoma.

“We live in uncertain times, and it’s up to each of us as Americans to defend our country and the Constitution,” Lucas said. “I’m dedicated to protecting our Second Amendment rights and working to secure our borders. I will continue to fight for lower taxes and reducing the national debt. Hard-working Oklahomans live within their means every day, and it’s far past time that the federal government did the same.”

During the most recent session of Congress Lucas voted to defund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and the Obama “executive” amnesty. He led the charge to restore sound science and common sense to environmental regulations, and fought to protect the retirement savings of older Americans. Lucas supported lifting the outdated crude oil export ban, and also voted to build the Keystone XL pipeline to strengthen Oklahoma’s energy industry. Lucas also supported legislative efforts to block President Obama’s deal with Iran

“We must never forget the sacrifices that have made this country great,” Lucas said. “Oklahoma values are needed in Washington now more than ever.”

Lucas is a senior member on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Committee on Science and Technology, and has served as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. When he is not voting in Washington he travels home to work on the ranch with his wife, Lynda. Lucas graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1982 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Frank and Lynda have three children and two grandchildren.