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Optometrist to Run for Political Office – and He Has Some Ideas

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He’s campaigning on a three-pronged platform.

Carl Newton, an optometrist who runs his own practice in Cherokee, OK, announced that he will run for a seat in his state’s House of Representatives as a Republican, according to EnidNews.com. The report says he’ll campaign on three main issues: a looming budget shortfall, roads and bridges, and prison reform. When asked why he wants to run for political office, he replied: “I’ve been caring for people up here, taking care of their eyes for years — the office motto is ‘we take care of people, not just people’s eyes.”

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