Following recent resignations by Grace Farmer and Jerry Buchanan (Sooner Politics story here), the First District Committee for the Republican Party met May 22nd in Tulsa to hold a special election for a new chair and vice chair. There were 16 voting members (one a proxy) present. After two rounds of tied voting and a brief question and answer period, Amanda Teegarden was selected as chair in a 10-6 vote. Voting was by secret ballot.
Joanne Tyree was the only announced candidate for Vice Chair and was elected by acclamation. Other candidates for chair were Bo Summers (withdrew after first vote and gave his support to Amanda Teegarden) and Jon McGrath. Neither Summers or McGrath or Tyree are members of the committee, but one does not have to be a member of the committee to be selected as chair or vice chair.
Congratulations to Amanda Teegarden and Joanne Tyree!
OKGrassroots – First District Committee Selects new Chair and Vice Chair – Congratulations Amanda Teegarden and Joanne Tyree!
The fact is that government can get out of debt the same way you get out of debt.
you quit borrowing money
you quit spending
you balance the budget
– Dave Ramsey
OKGrassroots – Dave Ramsey on How to Get out of Debt — Hint: It is NOT spending more!
Here is Kenny Bob Tapp’s announcement just outside the capitol right after the passage of HR 1004.
And here is a video composite with comments from representatives and pro-life leaders at the capitol right after the vote about the effort. It was done by The Liberator and talks about the changing mindset and the will of the people to end the killing in our land.
At the Republican Party State Convention on Saturday May 6th the body passed a resolution directing the party leadership to send the message to representatives at the capitol. R3publican report and resolution is here
. Pam Pollard, the party’s state chair, did that on May the 8th as you can see below:
Continue reading via OKGrassroots – HR 1004 Passed on Monday – One More Step toward Abolishing Abortion in Oklahoma!
A very important resolution will be presented that will declare abortion as murder in Oklahoma. We need to fill the gallery at the Capitol with people who want abortion to stop. Please come stand with us as we send a strong message and support the Representatives that will be presenting this resolution. We will meet in the Rotunda of the House Chamber on the 4th floor at 1pm, Monday, May 8. Please help us spread the word
See related article here
OKGrassroots – Resolution from State Convention goes to Capitol Monday May 8th – Let’s fill the Gallery!
The announcement we’ve all been waiting for looks like it is set for Friday May 5th. Here’s the story via The Okie:
Dahm Plans ‘Special Announcement’ Friday, Will Run For Congress
Okie Staff Report
Broken Arrow State Senator Nathan Dahm will announce his intention to run for First District Congress at an event Friday morning, TheOkie.com has confirmed.
The 34-year-old was first elected to Senate District 33 in 2012. He serves as a Majority Whip and chairs the General Government committee. Dahm has previously run for US Congress in the 2010 primary.
He will announce his campaign at an 8am press conference at the Rose District Pavilion in Broken Arrow.
Current First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine had previously announced that he will keep his term limits pledge and will not seek re-election in 2018.
Dahm joins an already somewhat crowded field of Republican candidates including Tulsa businessman Kevin Hern, former Tulsa Co. DA Tim Harris, Andy Coleman of Bartlesville and Tulsan Scott Pendleton.
Source post via The Okie here
OKGrassroots – Breaking News: Nathan Dahm Announcement to Run for Congress
It is with deep regret, we announce the resignation of Kyle Loveless effective immediately. The news broke today on multiple outlets. We sincerely hope that someone else will pick up the torch and continue the battle on civil asset forfeiture in Oklahoma. As we all know experientially, people make mistakes and we need to hold people accountable in ways that bring restoration to them and their families and our society. Our prayers are extended in the hope that this will occur in this situation as well as all the others facing us as a state this year.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, has resigned his seat, effective immediately.
Loveless sent his letter of resignation to Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz, R-Altus, Thursday morning.
Schulz said in a press release:
Today, I received and accepted the resignation of Senator Kyle Loveless, effective immediately. I wish Senator Loveless and his family best wishes moving forward.
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SB6 is unlicensed carry of a firearm in Oklahoma. The bill is to be heard in the House of Reps on Wed, April 26. Call your Rep to support the bill at 405-521-2711, NOW. Leave a message.
[Editor’s Note: It will be interesting to see how many candidate wannabees are out campaigning for the people’s rights – just saying and watching…/sc]
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Public Education Forum
Friday April 21 (refreshments 6PM) Forum 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Bartlesville City Hall
Featuring State Senator Julie Daniels and State Reps Earl Sears and Travis Dunlap
Sponsored by PEAK and moderated by the Bartlesville League of Women Voters
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