Tulsa legislator, Ken Walker represents a midtown district and he was targeted by the public schools lobby. He narrowly lost in the late hours of tabulating. Walker had scored decently in conservatism indices, but he frustrated many activists with some of the legislation he authored. Opinion writers (including myself at times) ripped Ken for some of his recent bills. He would have required all drivers to find and activate their car's flashers when traveling in all school zones (I called him 'Flasher Ken'). He wanted to mandate that all flags purchased by government funding be procured from only USA manufacturing. He was proud of his 'Merry Christmas' bill. Ken is as nice a guy as you'll find at the capitol.
The public schools lobby was quite effective. In the Democrat primaries they were almost 100% successful. In the Republican primary they had some pockets of success. Especially in open seats and in less conservative districts.
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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...