FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oklahoma Democratic Party Announces Interim Executive Director
[OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, January 26, 2015] – The Oklahoma Democratic Party has announced that Executive Director Trav Robertson has taken a leave of absence to explore another opportunity. On Saturday, January 24, 2015, the Party’s Central Committee voted unanimously to promote David Scott as Interim Executive Director. Robertson served in the position for over 3 years and Party officials say that Robertson will be available to assist in the transition and provide any help necessary in the coming months.
Following the vote, Scott responded by thanking the Central Committee and stating: “It is humbling to be selected as the new Interim Executive Director for the Oklahoma Democratic Party. I am grateful for this opportunity and for everything that I have learned from our leadership team. We are going to continue to move the Party forward through collaboration and build on the successes we had in 2014.”
Scott has served as the Director of Information Technology at the Oklahoma Democratic Party’s headquarters since September 2011. For the past 3 years he has been responsible for maintaining of the comprehensive voter file used by most Democratic candidates in the state. Scott also assisted with directing campaign field work and volunteer activities for the state party and many Democratic candidates in Oklahoma.
Scott, a native of Ada, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Oklahoma City University. At just 25 years old, Scott is one of the youngest Executive Directors for a statewide Democratic Party. Scott is also a member of the Choctaw Nation and is possibly the only Native American Executive Director of a State Democratic Party in the nation.
“It has been a pleasure working with Trav Robertson for the past 3 years. We have built an outstanding organization through partnerships across the state with candidates, partner organizations, Party leaders, elected officials, donors, and volunteers. We appreciate everything that Trav has done and will continue to do for Oklahoma Democrats but we look forward to where we will go under David’s enthusiastic leadership,” said Party Chairman Wallace Collins.