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21 Feb
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DUNNINGTON TO RUN FOR OKLAHOMA HOUSE DISTRICT 88

For Immediate Release

February 18, 2014

Media Contact:
John McLaughlin
(405) 338-8870
[email protected]

DUNNINGTON TO RUN FOR OKLAHOMA HOUSE DISTRICT 88

Lifelong Democrat and Common Sense Progressive Seeking House Seat 

Oklahoma City, OK – After being approached by many high-profile Democrats and neighbors to run for Oklahoma House of Representatives District 88, Jason Dunnington chose to declare his intentions to file for the open Oklahoma House seat being vacated by Representative Kay Floyd as she runs for the Oklahoma State Senate.

“Many people I have great respect for – including friends, family and neighbors – suggested I run for the Oklahoma House,” said Dunnington. “With Representative Kay Floyd choosing to run for the Senate, we need a strong leader to step up and continue to champion the important issues that are critical right now, for our children and future generations.”

“Jason Dunnington is a good friend and precisely the kind of leader that the Oklahoma House Democrats and Democrats across the state can be proud of,” stated House Democratic Leader Scott Inman. “Jason understands the importance of a strong public education system and our need for quality jobs. A fellow father, Jason is the type of candidate that will fight to make Oklahoma the kind of place that my children, his children and all Oklahoma children can thrive in.”

Dunnington has a seven year old son, Luca, and five year old daughter, Petra. He teaches sociology at Oklahoma City University and is part owner of a small business based in Oklahoma City. Dunnington is a former pastor as well as Vice President of Business Development at Shelton Investments. He currently attends St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. He attended public schools growing up in Oklahoma and earned his doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma.

“I was raised in a middle class family of educators here in Oklahoma where I learned hard work, common sense and the importance of taking care of your community and the environment around you,” Dunnington continued. “Far too often, these values are overlooked by our current state legislature. Whether it is fighting for education funding, protecting the arts or defending women’s rights, I will not forget where I come from and who I represent.”

House District 88 encompasses prominent arts and business districts, Oklahoma City University, and many of Oklahoma City’s historic neighborhoods.

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21 Feb
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Shane Stone Announces Candidacy for State Representative

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Shane Stone
(405) 512-1887

Shane Stone Announces Candidacy for State Representative

OKLAHOMA CITY (February 20, 2014) — Small businessman and local resident Shane Stone today formally announced his candidacy for the Oklahoma State House of Representatives, House District 89. The seat is being vacated by long-time State Representative Rebecca Hamilton, who cannot run again due to term limits.

“Now more than ever, South Oklahoma City needs to continue to have strong representation at the Capitol,” Stone said. “We need someone who understands the families of this district. We need someone representing and fighting for the hard working people here—that means educating our kids, keeping our promises during retirement, ensuring a living wage, and having safe places to work and live. That’s why I am running for the State House.”

Stone is a 4th generation South Sider of Oklahoma City. He is the building superintendent at Dub Stone Construction Company, a family business that has been building homes in South Oklahoma City for over 50 years.

“My grandfather, Dub Stone, started his company here, and I love this area. My family has been working hard to make it great for generations. South Oklahoma City needs a strong voice. We need common sense and fresh ideas to tackle the many tough issues we face. That’s the kind of representative I will be. “

Stone says he is disturbed by the recent trend of political games happening at the Capitol instead of good public policy. He said too often politicians at the State Capitol are not concerned about what is happening to hard working Oklahomans in South Oklahoma City.

“We can’t stand behind the idea that all of the issues we face are ‘city-issues’. We need someone to fight for our fair share of state tax dollars to build up our schools, infrastructure, and keep us safe. Its time to put common interests above special interests.” Stone has attended Oklahoma City Community College and the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and attends St. James the Greater Catholic Church.

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Shane Stone

20 Feb
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Senator Connie Johnson to Explore U.S. Senate Race

Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 20th, 2014

CONTACT:
Jed Green
(405)-208-9449

Senator Connie Johnson to Explore U.S. Senate Race

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senator Connie Johnson of Oklahoma City announced today she would form an exploratory committee for a possible run for Sen. Tom Coburn’s vacated U.S. Senate seat.

“In recent weeks, many Oklahomans, friends and family members have responded positively to conversations about possibly seeking election to the United States Senate. For these reasons, I will announce my intentions in early March.”

 

 

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Sen. Constance Johnson

17 Feb
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State Representative Kay Floyd Announces Campaign for State Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 17, 2014
Contact: Kay Floyd
Phone: 405­440­3147
Email: [email protected]

State Representative Kay Floyd Announces Campaign for State Senate

Oklahoma City-Representative for House District 88 has officially announced her campaign for Oklahoma State Senate District 46. Current Senator Al McAffrey announced last week his bid for U.S. Congress.

“Senator McAffrey was a great legislator for House District 88 and Senate 46 and I know he will bring common sense leadership to Washington, just like he has to Oklahoma,” said Floyd. “I hope to continue his legacy of strong, progressive leadership in the State Senate, just as I have in the House.”

Floyd was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. Before serving in the legislature, Floyd served as an Assistant Attorney General, the Deputy Executive Director for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission, a State Administrative Law Judge and an Oklahoma City Municipal Law Judge. Floyd has been a leader in the legal, educational and nonprofit communities, dedicating her time to improving the lives of Oklahomans, especially women and children.

“Our state is plagued with extreme policies that don’t work for every day Oklahomans,” said Floyd. “We see education being cut left and right while many Oklahoma families are struggling to get by. Every year, we see legislation passed that only benefits a few and our state’s leadership continues to push us down the wrong path. I am dedicated to continuing the fight to make sure every day Oklahomans have a voice.”

As a state representative, Floyd has spearheaded issues most important to women and children including enhancing education, expanding suicide prevention, and reducing domestic violence. Both as a representative and a community leader, Floyd has a reputation of standing up for all Oklahomans.

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14 Feb
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Who paid for Mary Fallin’s campaign stop?

February 14, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Trav Robertson
P: 405.427.3366

WHO PAID FOR MARY FALLIN’S CAMPAIGN STOP? 

Fallin Breaks State Ethics Laws

Oklahoma City – Gov. Mary Fallin seems to believe the people of the state of Oklahoma should fund her re-election campaign as she once again used state resources for campaign purposes according to Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Wallace Collins.

“Gov. Fallin has used her official state ‘Gov. Mary Fallin’ account to tweet out an Ada News story regarding her re-election efforts in 2014,” Collins charged. “And what resources were used in making the call — campaign resources or the state’s resources provided by the people of Oklahoma?”

Fallin’s disregard of the ethic rules follows a pattern set by her office and other elected Republicans. Former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and U.S. Senate candidate T.W. Shannon used his resignation speech in the House Chamber as a campaign speech for the Senate race. A few days later, the pastor of the day used their time to promote Shannon’s Senate bid.

“It seems the Republicans in general believe the ethics rules do not apply to them and they can conduct their campaigns in any fashion they choose.” Chairman Collins concluded, “I would challenge the Republican Party to ensure its candidates have been schooled on the ethics rules and monitor their activities to ensure these egregious violations stop.”

 

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