A long-standing member of the mortgage industry could be making the jump into politics if all goes according to plan, according to a recent press release.
Kevin Stitt, Founder of CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group, which was founded in 2000, spoke of his intention to run for the Governorship of Oklahoma in 2018.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for the office of the Governor of Oklahoma. I’m not a politician, but I feel I have the qualifications and leadership skills to bring Oklahoma to the top, where we should be,” stated Stitt. “This campaign is about growth. I built my business; now I want to grow our economy and give teachers the tools they need to make our schools and children successful. Our state’s problems are too large to ignore. I’m running for governor because I believe we need new leadership to turn our state around.”
Gateway Mortgage is one of the largest privately held mortgage companies in the U.S., employing more than 1,100 people and servicing mortgages across 40 states.
“I can bring the unique ideas we use at Gateway and apply them at the state level to fix our budget, grow our economy and improve education. For 17 years, I have worked tirelessly to grow and strengthen not only the lives of families at Gateway but also the families of our customers. Now I want to do the same for the citizens of Oklahoma,” said Stitt. “I have traveled the country and see the momentum other states are getting, and I know Oklahoma can do better. I want to see Oklahoma grow and prosper. As a person who has built a business, I think I can lead the state by improving our education system and helping businesses create jobs.”
Stitt is a lifelong Oklahoman, having grown up in Norman and attended college in Stillwater.
“Over the next year, I am going be traveling the state so I can talk to and learn from Oklahomans from all walks of life. I want to hear their thoughts on education and economic development. Oklahomans will see I am the only candidate in this race who has the business experience to make the necessary changes so Oklahoma can be number one."