For Immediate Release
February 14, 2017
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
ACLU of Oklahoma Challenges Patrick Wyrick’s Appointment to Oklahoma Supreme Court
OKLAHOMA CITY – The ODP is pleased to learn that the ACLU of Oklahoma announced the filing of a lawsuit against Governor Fallin’s appointment of Patrick Wyrick to the Oklahoma Supreme Court Judicial District 2 on behalf of Oklahoma’s Second Court District.
Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair, Mark Hammons, held a press conference earlier today denouncing Wyrick’s appointment and introduced the March 1, 2016, Voter Register with Patrick Wyrick’s signature confirming his residency in Moore, Oklahoma in Cleveland County. A person interested in sitting on the Oklahoma Supreme Court must be 30 years or older, an attorney or judge, and be a qualified elector in the Supreme Court Judicial District they wish to represent for at least one year immediately prior to appointment.
The Voter Register confirms Wyrick’s residency less than a year ago in Cleveland County and outside of Judicial District 2. The State Election Board requires that voters register to vote where they live. Although records show that Wyrick registered to vote in Atoka, Judicial District 2 in October of 2016, only two months after the vacancy was announced, there is no record of Wyrick voting in any recent election in Atoka County.
The mission of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is to represent working people in Oklahoma and the best way to accomplish that is to elect Democrats to all areas of government. Oklahoma Democrats are progressive and sensible. We are optimistic about the future, and we are determined to see Oklahoma’s traditional values upheld. More information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party can be found at www.okdemocrats.org or by calling (405) 427-3366.