Texoma Man Plans to Run for President

A Texoma man has thrown his hat into the 2016 Presidential ring, a ring with already 80 plus candidates.

Some people in Newcastle may not know the name Perry Morcom, but about 15 miles down the road at his job in Olney, the 55-year-old mechanic is planning to take on the White House.

"I'm running as an independent.  I think we need somebody that really cares about the people, somebody that has been in my place that can understand where we're coming from," said Morcom.

Morcom considers himself as someone of the middle class.

"It's kind of hard to do when you're working 10-12 hours a day.  If everyone pulls together and shows that you don't got to be rich to be President, then more people like us would step up and do something and try to be president," said Morcom.

He said the nation was built on the middle class person.  Morcom plans to focus on the three issues; health care, immigration and the voting system.

"I'd like to work on health care.  What we got is alright, but it does not work for the middle class person.  Illegal immigrants, this is a free country and they've got as much of right over here as we do.  I think voting shouldn't be the electoral votes.  I think that every vote should be counted for the people that are put in there," said Morcom.

Morcom believes running for President should not be about who has the most money.  He is not running for the publicity.

"I don't have my name established.  I want the people to stand up and say, hey, maybe we can do something like that," said Morcom.

Morcom told Newschannel 6 he is still trying to get his name out there.  He has mailed letters to hundreds of people.

If you would like to learn more about Morcom and his campaign, click here.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6