For Immediate Release
December 15, 2020

Media Contact:
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
[email protected]

Oklahoma Democratic Party Applauds Biden Transportation Secretary Pick

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party announced the following statement on the President-elect’s choice of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary:

“President-elect Biden’s nomination of Mayor Pete Buttigieg to a top post in the federal government as Transportation Secretary is historical, and the Oklahoma Democratic Party couldn’t be more excited for this choice. If approved, Buttigieg would be the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary,” stated Alicia Andrews, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairwoman.

“Buttigieg was the first openly gay major party candidate to win delegates in a bid for the White House and was one of the first candidates to endorse Biden after he dropped out of the primary. Buttigieg has been a vocal Biden supporter, campaigning for the President-elect and serving on his transition team. He is a perfect choice to run the Department of Transportation as the Biden administration works for bipartisan infrastructure support.

“The Oklahoma Democratic Party is pleased and confident that Buttigieg is the right person to manage the transportation infrastructure issues that have plagued communities and help rebuild transportation networks like the airlines decimated by the pandemic. We look forward to what Buttigieg will bring to the White House and our nation as we build our country back better,” concluded Andrews.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.