Carson vows to go after money for Second District

Sunday, February 11th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Freshman U-S Representative Brad Carson says he's ready to roll up his sleeves -- and pull a cartload of money back to his Second District.

The Democrat only took office last month, but says he already sees how other legislators fight for projects for their constituents. He says he is eager to join the fray.

Carson cites census figures that list his Second District as the fourth poorest in the nation. He says road projects can help that.

He also points out that Oklahoma has sent the federal government millions more in federal fuel taxes than it has received back for road projects. He says that's got to change.

His attitude is very different from that of some Republican lawmakers from Oklahoma.

For example, Representative Ernest Istook has amended proposals sought by his home district because he wanted to eliminate waste.