A crowded hall welcomed the 4 Republican candidates seeking the office of State Representative for House District 75 (vacated by Dan Kirby). Tulsa Area Republican Assembly invited the 4 to introduce themselves and discuss the issues driving them to make a difference.
Nik Berg spoke about his concerns as a small business entreprenuer and the challenges of reflecting our values, especially to a generation of young voters who have a disconnect with conservatism.
Tressa Nunley discussed her vast experience and preparation for the job. She's an OU graduate and former Williams Communications employee. She has been a real estate agent for the past 12 years, as well as being a wife & mother.
She also emphasized her spiritual compass to guide her policy making decisions.
AJ Oatsvall talked about his passion for history, especially government history and the importance of remembering our past legacy and passion for liberty. He is a transplant from Iowa and active in the Tulsa community.
Skip Steele talked about his Tulsa roots and lifelong participation in Tulsa civics. Skip is a former city councilor from east Tulsa. He went into great detail about all his involvement in city planning. He also emphasized the importance of increasing support for public education.
An April Endorsement:
The candidates have all been given a questionaire to complete and return to the Tulsa Republican Assembly membership. The Assembly members will vote at the April 18th meeting. If a candidate reaches the 60% threshhold, an endorsement will be made. The primary election is May 9th. It is a winner-take-all without a runoff, regardless of the split.
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