Apple says that at the Corporation Commission, he reminded his staff regularly that they were there for three reasons — to enrich, enhance and ennoble the lives of Oklahomans. He made it a point as a House member to listen to his constituents. A comment by a woman who called his office to complain one day resonates still.
“She said, ‘You people are messing around with my life,'” Apple said. “That should be written in capital letters in front of every single person who serves in the state of Oklahoma.”
In the meantime, he would settle for trying to educate Oklahomans about life in public service in our state. To help fund his idea, he has reached out to friends who are associated with various foundations. He sees it as an ideal project for graduate-level college students. “This is a doable deal,” he said.
If you're interested in helping make that happen, Apple can be reached via email at email@example.com. Or call him at his home, (405) 255-6699. It'll be time well spent.