For Immediate Release
January 7, 2020
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
Oklahoma Democratic Party Names Social Justice Advocate as New Interim Executive Director
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party announced today that Scott J. Hamilton will be joining the staff as Interim Executive Director. A nationally recognized social justice advocate, Hamilton is best known in Oklahoma for his work on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.
Party Chair, Alicia Andrews, said that Hamilton’s broad nonprofit management experience, coupled with his national and international communications efforts, will help to bolster and advance the Party’s mission in Oklahoma.
“Scott is a native Oklahoman who spent most of his career working in New York. He has a solid understanding of the issues impacting Oklahomans and also has a very broad view of the issues affecting all Americans. We believe this to be a unique combination that will serve the Oklahoma Democratic Party—indeed, all Oklahomans—at this pivotal point in our nation’s history,” said Andrews.
“We had a number of qualified applicants for this position. We were searching for someone with strong experience and maturity who will be with the Democratic Party for more than just a couple of years. This will provide the necessary continuity in the Party’s operation and we are glad we found this in Scott,” she continued.
Andrews offered great praise for Sarah Baker, who has served as interim Executive Director since last June. “As happy as we are to welcome Scott, I have to offer a great deal of gratitude to Sarah who stepped in last summer. Sarah has provided great support and staff leadership and the Party is better because of her dedication and service,” said Andrews.
Hamilton’s appointment as Executive Director is technically an interim one, pending advice and consent of the Democratic Party’s Central Committee.
For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.