Communications & Public Affairs
Nov. 19, 2021

Wes Carter, Press Secretary
Oklahoma House Democratic Caucus


Dems Issue Statement of Gratitude After Governor Commutes Jones’ Sentence

OKLAHOMA CITY — House Democrats released the following statement after Governor Kevin Stitt commuted the sentence of Julius Jones on Thursday.

“There are many who have been on this journey longer than us, and there are many more who just recently joined this fight. We are thankful for all of the time and sacrifice that has led to this moment, and we want to thank Governor Kevin Stitt for sparing the life of Julius Jones. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with both the Howell and Jones families as they move forward from this decision.”

Signing the Statement:

House Minority Leader Emily Virgin, D-Norman
Rep. Cyndi Munson, D-OKC
Rep. Merleyn Bell, D-Norman
Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-OKC
Rep. Meloyde Blancett, D-Tulsa
Rep. Denise Brewer, D-Tulsa
Rep. José Cruz, D-OKC
Rep. Mickey Dollens, D-OKC
Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City
Rep. Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa 
Rep. Jason Lowe, D-OKC
Rep. Monroe Nichols, D-Tulsa
Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-OKC
Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa
Rep. Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater
Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman
Rep. Mauree Turner, D-OKC
Rep. John Waldron, D-Tulsa
Rep. Collin Walke, D-OKC