Sooner Tea Party founder Albert ‘Al’ Gerhart (hereinafter ‘Gerhart’) is a cabinet maker, and carpenter, out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Today the craftsman is being hailed as a hero after ousting Judicial Candidate for Tulsa District Judgeship former Pawnee County Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Alderson (‘Alderson’).
Alderson, as lackey to Rex Duncan (‘Duncan’), is currently working in a leadership position with in the Oklahoma Republican Party (‘Republicans’). This violates judicial codes of cannons which separate judiciary from politics.
Specifically rule 4.2 prohibits a judicial officer or candidate from holding leadership positions within the political parties.
Alderson is assistant general counsel to Duncan, the general counsel. It is alleged this role in party leadership violates judicial ethics rule 4.1 and 4.2. Previously the Duncan and Alderson worked together in Pawnee where Alderson was an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) and Duncan the DA.
Gerhart asked for the Court’s recusal arguing that the Court as a member of the republican party can not be part of a group that discriminates. Currently Special Judge David Guten is running unopposed now that Alderson ‘dropped out’ of the race Friday August 26th. Gerhart responded that it might be a little soon for Judge Guten to celebrate just yet.
Currently Judge Guten has not dropped out of the race and is running unopposed.