Chairman Pam Pollard recently announced her decision not to seek another term at the helm of the Oklahoma Republican Party. This happens to coincide with the change of governor for Oklahoma. Reports tell Sooner Politics that the transition team is keenly aware of the importance of a close working relationship between the governor's office and the state GOP leadership. To that end he and Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell (a former chairman and national GOP officer) have been watching the developments and seeking to encourage specific people to step up in the elections for county and state party offices.
Our sources say that David McLain, (current chair of the Tulsa County GOP) is Gov. Stitt's choice for state chairman. Retired businessman, Bob Jack, is being asked to replace McLain at the Tulsa GOP.
But other noted candidates are rumored to be considering their own bids to take over the party leadership. Edmond's Bob Dani is one such name being mentioned. Dani is the founder and former leader of the High Noon Club; a midday gathering place for conservatives, to advance conservative issues and become more informed about matters of public policy.