Oklahoma City physician Ervin Yen on Tuesday announced he will be a Republican candidate for the District 40 state Senate position.
Yen is seeking the post currently held by state Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, who can't seek re-election because he is term-limited.
With nearly 30 years of medical practice in Oklahoma City, Yen describes himself as a true conservative with strong anti-abortion beliefs.
“President Obama's approach to health care is both frightening and inept,” Yen said in a news release. “When I'm elected, I will do everything in my power to enact meaningful health policies that benefit Oklahomans, not the Obamacare bureaucrats who seem bent on forcing Americans into their version of big government health care.”
Yen said he will be more than a health care candidate.
“Our state has one of the strongest economies in the nation,” he said. “But there is still a lot more that we can do. I look forward to promoting policies that will improve our schools and bring more good, high-paying jobs into our state.”
Yen said he was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1954. He later immigrated to the United States with his family.
He and his wife, Pam, have been married 27 years and have five children. They are members of Christ the King Catholic Church.