Oklahoma Democratic Party

Politics and Government
4:20 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

OK Democratic Party Hires New Communications Director

Sarah Baker, Director of Communications Oklahoma Democratic Party
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The Oklahoma Democratic Party has announced that Sarah Baker has joined its staff as director of communications.

Baker will join interim executive director David Scott and finance coordinator Kimberley Bishop on the party's staff.

Baker opened a marketing and public relations business in 2010 and has served as vice president of communications for Oklahoma PTA. She most recently ran for the Oklahoma House of Representatives in District 43 in Yukon.

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Oklahoma News
5:13 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

OK Democratic Party Executive Director Stepping Down

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The executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party has stepped down from the post he'd held for more than three years.

Party officials announced Monday that Trav Robertson has taken a "leave of absence to explore another opportunity."

The party's Central Committee voted unanimously to promote David Scott of Ada to the position of interim executive director. Scott has worked for the last few years as the party's director of information technology.

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Politics and Government
6:57 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Inman: House Democratic Caucus Bringing 'New Yardstick' To 55th Legislature

Rep. Scott Inman (D-Oklahoma City)
Credit Oklahoma State Legislature

Rep. Scott Inman (D-Oklahoma City) said members of the House Democratic Caucus he leads hope to make their core beliefs easy to understand and relevant to Oklahomans during the 55th Legislature. 

Speaking to a group of reporters Thursday, Inman referred to the approach as applying a "new yardstick" to policy issues before lawmakers, the same language he used Wednesday at the State Chamber of Oklahoma's Public Affairs Forum.

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Politics and Government
7:17 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

OK Democrats Deciding Whether To Mount Legal Challenge To District 2 Election Results

Oklahoma Democratic Party
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Oklahoma Democratic Party leaders say they're still undecided over whether to mount a legal challenge over Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin's victory in this month's general election over the 81-year-old Democratic nominee who died two days before the general election.

Party Chairman Wallace Collins says no decision was made after a teleconference Thursday with party leaders about whether to proceed with a lawsuit. Collins says he plans to meet again with their attorney.

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Politics and Government
7:25 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Fate Of Oklahoma 2nd Distrct Congressional Race To Be Decided

Former State Senator Jerry Ellis, Democratic nominee for the U.S. House 2nd District.
Credit Oklahoma State Senate

The decision on whether to hold a special election in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District is expected to be made during a meeting of the state Election Board.

The three-member board is scheduled to meet Wednesday in a closed-door session with its attorney to discuss whether to hold a special election because the Democratic nominee died two days before Election Day.

First-term Republican U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin coasted to victory in last week's election with 70 percent of the vote over Democratic nominee Earl Everett and independent John Douthitt.

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State Capitol
3:21 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

No Democrats To Challenge Republican Incumbents?

GOP Elephant and Democratic Donkey
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After a Republican steamroll in Oklahoma in 2010 flipped every statewide elected office to the GOP, very few strong Democratic candidates are emerging to take on entrenched GOP incumbents like Gov. Mary Fallin and others.

With the 2014 elections a little more than one year away and a key campaign finance filing deadline at midnight on Wednesday, most of those on the OklahomaDemocrats' already thin political bench appear to be taking a pass on 2014.

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Oklahoma Politics
12:50 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

State Senator To Seek Democratic Party Post

State Sen. Constance Johnson (D-Oklahoma City) at a press conference during the Rev. Jesse Jackson's 2012 visit to the State Capitol
Credit Oklahoma Senate

A state senator from Oklahoma City has announced her candidacy for chairwoman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party.

State Sen. Constance Johnson (D-Oklahoma City) said Friday she will seek the post during the party's annual convention on Saturday, May 18. Democratic campaign strategist Jed Green will seek the vice-chair position.

Current Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins also is seeking re-election to the post, along with current vice-chair Dana Orwig. Collins is a former Democratic state legislator from Norman.

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