Republican Markwayne Mullin wants to see a true balanced budget

The Republican owner of a successful plumbing business says he decided to run for the Oklahoma District 2 congressional seat being vacated by Dan Boren because he was tired of regulations on small business and political gridlock in Washington.
by Chris Casteel Published: October 14, 2012
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“I had some questions about it, but it is better than doing nothing,'' he said.

Mullin is seeking to represent a district with pockets of severe poverty — the kind of areas that often rely heavily on government aid.

“I don't mind helping people,'' Mullin said. “But it doesn't make sense to give the shirt off your back if you're borrowing it from other people.”

Finances

Mullin filed a financial disclosure form with the clerk of the House of Representatives that showed assets valued between $2.14 million to $7.69 million and no debts.

Mullin's report covered calendar year 2011 and showed:

Major assets: Mullin Properties; Mullin Plumbing Inc., Mullin Environmental; Mullin Plumbing West; Mullin Plumbing New Construction; bank accounts, stock investments and retirement funds.

Income: Mullin reported a salary of $77,400 from Mullin Plumbing Inc. He reported income between $305,000 and $2.2 million from his companies and investments.

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by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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