TULSA, OK- Representative Chuck Strohm has withdrawn his candidacy for State Senate District 37. The seat is being vacated by Senator Dan Newberry who is resigning. Strohm has represented Jenks, Bixby and areas of South Tulsa in House District 69 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2014.
“I have been humbled by the outpouring of support as people have asked me to step forward and represent District 37 in the Oklahoma Senate.
Part of leadership is the wisdom to recognize when you have made a decision that is not in the best interests of our State. As Angela and I have prayed and considered the impact to the newly formed GOP Platform Caucus if elected to the Senate, the peace that must accompany every major decision in life has not been there. Therefore, I am withdrawing my candidacy for Senate District 37.
The GOP Platform Caucus was formed in early April and has 4 key goals including:
- Honor God as we Serve the People of Oklahoma.
- Judge policy and legislation against a standard that reflects the will of the people; The Republican State Platform
- Provide an educational tool by grading legislation per the state platform.
- Provide a UNIFIED Conservative voice.
Because we are in the very early stages of implementing these goals and growing the Platform Caucus, I don’t have peace leaving the Oklahoma House at this time.
It is a joy to represent the communities of Jenks, Bixby and the South Tulsa at the state capital and I look forward to serving my House district in this upcoming session. Please join me in prayer as we ask for Gods favor as we elect a new Senator to represent us in District 37.”
Strohm has a strong record of supporting conservative Oklahoma values through positions of leadership in the State House. Strohm currently holds a 97% lifetime conservative rating from The Oklahoma Constitution.