The Conservative Insurgency (August 2016 Meeting)

Last month we emailed you about the some of the conservative candidates who had taken on Republican incumbents in a number of races and informed you that we would be hearing from two of these candidates about what they learned in the primary process. Unfortunately, a few of our board members had to bow out at the last minute (family emergencies, etc.), and we were forced to cancel.

We are pleased to report that both of our speakers were available to reschedule, and we’ll heard from them at our upcoming meeting. Desiree Brown ran for the 3rd Congressional District, and Brooke McGowan ran for the state senate seat that stretches from east Edmond, through Choctaw, to Shawnee. These ladies will be speaking to us on their experiences and where we go from here in an election cycle that has not been especially kid to small government conservatives.

Our next meeting is this Thursday night, August 11 at Earl’s Rib Palace in Moore. Dinner starts at 6 pm, and the meeting starts at 6:45 pm.

Upcoming Programs

September 8: former State Rep. and longtime activist Porter Davis, speaking on his Oklahoma Grassroots Project

Don’t Forget

Runoff elections are coming up on August 23. Here are just a few of the votes going on in our area:

  • State Senate Dist. 23 (based in Chickasha): Lonnie Paxton vs. Matt Stacy
  • Cleveland County Court Clerk: Marilyn Williams vs. Mike Reynolds
  • City of Norman Wastewater Proposal
  • State Senate Dist. 41 (based in Edmond): Paul Blair vs. Adam Pugh
  • Oklahoma County Court Clerk: Rick Warren vs. Linda Dodson
  • Oklahoma County Clerk: David Hooten vs. Carolynn Caudill
  • State Senate Dist. 13 (Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, & Seminole Cos.): Jett McCoy vs. Greg McCortney
  • Seminole HS Bond Proposal

These are just the ones I know about; I’m sure there are more. Make sure you vote, and even if you don’t live in one of these areas, find a good candidate or cause and get to work!

We hope to see you there on Thursday!

Jared Byrns
OCA President