Sooner Politics founder & director, David Van Risseghem; declared his candidacy for the #2 slot in the Oklahoma Republican party. During the Monday night webcast of 3D Politics Live, he told fellow panelists that immediately after the previous week's show interview with former Rep. John Bennett, Van Risseghem was asked to "make good" on his pledge to help Bennett in the leadership of the party. Bennett is currently the only announced candidate for Chairman.
Van Risseghem says he's committed to assisting in the agenda, priorities, and timing of the Sallisaw former lawmaker.
Van Risseghem was the 2012 state coordinator for the Rick Santorum presidential campaign. He says his skills at team building were proven in that campaign, as the very underfunded Santorum campaign won Oklahoma handily, over Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul.
Since then Van Risseghem has focused on building a media outlet for the vast network of conservative citizen journalists and helping them get their work in front of the people of the state.
SoonerPolitics will continue under a management company, so that David can focus on the Party process and so the several dozen bloggers and Vloggers can have the best presentation in continuity.
David has been active in the Oklahoma Republican party since the 1980s. He & his wife have 3 grown children. They all reside in the Tulsa metro area. He's the owner of a home improvements company since 1995. He currently serves as a Republican State Committee member, representing the Tulsa County GOP. David can be reached at