I can fully support Officer Luke Sherman for sheriff. In fact I strongly urge Tulsa metro voters to fix this terrible condition by bringing Sherman's excellent team in to restore all the promises Vic Regalado has so far not kept.
This race is very meaningful to me for all the years of advocacy I've devoted to mental healthcare. I hosted one candidate forum and served as a panelist on another. I know where these men stand and I know whom I stand with.
When I called the candidates together for NAMI Tulsa's Forum On Mental Health & The Sheriff's Office, they all made their best effort to convince the full auditorium that they "got it" and have a plan for meaningful and cost-saving reforms to benefit the county and our most vulnerable mentally ill.
Regalado not only took the county on a path in the wrong direction, he seems not to understand that as a chief executive, the buck stops with him. He seeks to blame his employees and contractors without taking any leadership role of demanding specific reforms and deadlines for implimentation.
Luke Sherman, on the other hand, surrounds himself with men whose excellence does not intimidate him. The four former rivals who endorsed him are now working their hardest to propel Sherman to the task and follow it with real transparency, reform, and better efficiency.
Vote early at one of Tulsa County's 2 early voting locations. And look forward to a better jail, safer county, and peaceful communities. The Primary election will be held next Tuesday, but early voting is open this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, at each county. In Tulsa County voters can go to the downtown Tulsa Election board office, or at Hardesty Regional Library, near 97th & Memorial Drive. (Thurs-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-2)
Note: I make this endorsement as a private citizen and editor of SoonerPolitics.org. And not as an officer or board member of NAMI Tulsa.
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...