Tulsa District Judge Hopeful Jon Patton has chosen Carter Hargrave as his Campaign Chairman. Hargrave a well known martial arts Grandmaster and International Martial Arts Association President comes from a famous Oklahoma political family.
Online PR News – 14-July-2010 – – District Judge Candidate Confirms Carter Hargrave As Campaign Chairman
Tulsa District Judge Hopeful Jon Patton has chosen Carter Hargrave as his Campaign Chairman. Hargrave a well known martial arts Grandmaster and International Martial Arts Association President comes from a famous Oklahoma political family. There have been more Hargrave’s in the Oklahoma State Legislature than any other family, and Carter Hargrave’s sister in law Rebecca Hamilton Hargrave is currently serving as a State Representative.
Hargrave’s father, Judge George Hargrave, was a Oklahoma Representative and Senator before being appointed Judge. Rudolph Hargrave of the Oklahoma Supreme Court is Carter Hargrave’s cousin.
When asked why Hargrave has not run for elected office he said “Being in the fighting arts I am accustomed to being hit and hitting back. When you are attacked the better trained person wins, and it is settled right then and there. Sure there are politics in the arts, but mutual respect has been the basic rule. You don't trash talk unless you can back it up because there will be repercussions / hitting.
In the Karate world those trashing are usually not real martial artists, they always talk big and run and hide; the internet has made this popular for those who cant stomach a face to face encounter. In the standard political realm there is trash talk with no checks and balances it seems. You can say anything with no consequences. It can be an ugly thing, and a man or woman must make the decision if they want to subject their family to such cruelty for seemingly little reward. That is why many of the most qualified candidates are on the sidelines these days.
With my involvement in the Patton campaign it is my goal to not only bring a honorable and knowledgable man to the bench, but to bring the same respect to the courtroom that I see in the martial arts. I think we as citizens need and deserve such a high calibre candidate, and we are going to do our best to make it a reality"
Carter Hargrave has been involved in countless political campaigns, such as Oklahoma Governor David Walters as well as assisting in managing his brothers and fathers successful Oklahoma State Legislature campaigns.
Hargrave will bring many decades of experience to the Jon Patton for District Judge Campaign. When asked why he agreed to be Campaign Chairman for Patton Hargrave said “Patton is a highly qualified attorney that is held in high regard not only by his current and past legal clients, but by his fellow lawyers in Tulsa as well. I could not find one person that had a bad word to say about him, and in politics that is saying something. This is the kind of candidate worth fighting for, no pun intended.”
Jon Patton faces new Judge Kurt Glassco in the November election who is defending his Judge seat for the first time after his recent appointment.