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April 20, 2015
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Community Leader Cyndi Munson Announces Candidacy for House District 85
Cyndi Munson, community leader and advocate, announced her candidacy for House District 85. The House seat became vacant when Representative David Dank, R- Oklahoma City, passed away last week. Governor Mary Fallin is expected to call a special election within the coming days.
“Representative Dank left a legacy that will live on for many years to come,” said Munson. “Our district lost a tireless worker, a man of good conscience, and a strong voice for seniors. He was highly regarded as someone who stood on principle and made our district proud. I hope to be a strong servant and continue the tradition of service-based leadership at the Capitol.
Cyndi has spent a decade working and volunteering in Oklahoma City’s non-profit community. She spent the last five years working with Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, providing leadership programs for thousands of girls in low-income schools, juvenile detention centers and public housing. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Infant Crisis Services Young Professionals Group, secretary of the University of Central Oklahoma Alumni Association Board of Directors, member of the Oklahoma Messages Project Board of Directors, member of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, member of the University of Central Oklahoma Young Leaders Alliance, and alumni member of the Department of Corrections Leadership Academy.
“Oklahoma’s schools are in serious need of more resources and more teachers,” said Munson. We have an economy in Oklahoma City that needs to diversify and build more quality jobs for our families. Oklahoma is the least healthy state for women and girls. And 1 out of 4 children go to bed hungry every night in our state. We have serious problems that need leaders with the right type of experience to find solutions to these issues. I am the type of leader that puts the needs of her community and state ahead of partisan politics.”
For more information about the campaign, please visit http://www.cyndimunson.com.