For Immediate Release
March 16, 2017

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party

Call for Senator Shortey’s Resignation

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party commends the Senate for demanding Sen. Ralph Shortey’s immediate resignation in light of child prostitution charges. It is impossible for Shortey to perform his duties and maintain the trust of his constituents and fellow legislatures.
The Oklahoma Democratic Party condemns child sexual exploitation and extends its sympathies to the Shortey family, the victim and victim’s family. Sexual exploitation has long-reaching and devastating effects on victims. Counseling resource services are available, and it is our hope that anyone that has experienced sexual exploitation will come forward and seek the assistance needed.
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 or by calling (405) 427-3366.