Mike Sanders is attempting to be re-elected to a 6th term. Leslie Osborn is attempting to be elected as the State Labor Commissioner. Pat Ownbey has indicated he will not seek re-election. Weldon Watson & Earl Sears are 'termed out', meaning the constitution does not allow them to serve beyond this year (their 12th year in the legislature).
The House leadership has partnered with key members of the House Platform Caucus on this measure. It's expected that more such collaborations will continue in the weeks ahead. The Budget Chair, Kevin Wallace, has supported this measure. He replaced Leslie Osborn as chair last Summer, when Osborn's outspoken criticism of the legislature placed her at odds with the Speaker. Wallace held the roll open for the speaker and others to get to the committee and break a tie vote. Last Year, Osborn would have killed this bill without so much as a hearing in committee.
Of the 5 RINO votes on this tally, Only Osborn & Sanders are seeking elective office this June . Grassroots groups are seeking alternative candidates to file for office in opposition to these RINOs.
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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...