Prominent Oklahoma Leaders Take On Local Political Challenges.
The Oklahoma Republicans are now showing resolve to turn local govt. more conservative. Three energetic recent retirees are running for local leadership roles in 2022.
Tulsa County Republican Chair, Ronda Vuillemont-Smith, said the party will work hard to get the broader electorate more informed and engaged in these races. The Tulsa GOP may hold forums for the County Committee to weigh in. A straw poll of the precinct leaders is another option for informing the broader electorate of which candidates reflect party values for public office. But no specifics have yet been announced by the Tulsa County GOP.
- Everett Piper is a bestselling author and current columnist radio & podcast host. He also operates a ranch in Northern Oklahoma.
- Tim Harris is an ORU alumnus and longtime district attorney. He spent more than 20 years in the role of state prosecutor. Harris spoke to the Tulsa County Republican Mens' Club on Wednesday.
- Bob Jack spent decades in major construction management and served on the board of the state Chamber of Commerce. The past 5 years Jack has led the Tulsa County Republican Party and served in other county, charitable, & municipal efforts. Jack has also worked in candidate development, seeking electable conservatives to fill the seats of legislative and local leadership. In fact, Tim Harris credits Bob Jack as one of the political leaders who encouraged him to take on the task of public school reform and oversight.
Here are the press releases from each of the 3 candidates.