In the race for OKGOP Vice Chairman, the founder of SoonerPolitics has declared his candidacy in support of a 'John Bennett Vision'. As a Constitutional Christian Patriot, David says he intends to assist the chairman's vision, priorities, and timeline.
Party organizational reforms have been a part of David's legacy, in the OKGOP. No current party member has done more to reform the structure and process more than David, having secured passage of several party amendments in the past 10 years.
David came to Oklahoma as a teen for his degree in pastoral studies in 1980. A few years later he married his hometown sweetheart from central Minnesota and they made their permanent home in Oklahoma.
His business & ministry training have informed his conservative values and led him to actively work in the Republican Party for several decades, focusing on presidential politics, initiative petitions, constitutional reforms, and grassroots organizing.
In 2012 he was picked to lead the Rick Santorum Oklahoma presidential campaign, which brought grassroots conservatism our first presidential primary win since our state switched to a primary format.
Since 2013, David has focused on conservative multimedia development, founding the SoonerPolitics.org platform of over 100 Oklahoma conservative blogs in the past 7 years.
David & his wife, Debbie; raised 3 children and homeschooled them exclusively. Their kids are all now married and reside in the Tulsa metro area. David has operated his own home improvements company since 1988.
Training law enforcement & other first-responders on mental health matters is one of David's civic commitments, and he advocates for reform in Oklahoma mental health state policy.
David has served on numerous executive committees & recently served as Tulsa County's State Committee Member. He also led the Tulsa Republican Assembly, and is a member of the Tulsa County Republican Men's Club.