Official endorsements

As part of its mission, Our Revolution Oklahoma seeks to develop, recruit, train and endorse candidates that can carry our progressive/economic-populist agenda forward in their campaign for political office. We also evaluate state questions on the Oklahoma ballot and seek to provide voters with guidance about them through education and endorsement.

The decision for endorsement of candidates or state questions is made by a poll of our members.

Only registered members are eligible to vote in these surveys, and this polling is conducted electronically. If you wish to participate, we invite you to join.

We welcome candidates or potential candidates to provide us with their issue platforms and contact information and to reach out to us for more information.

Sample Candidate Questionnaire: Legislative Candidate Questions

A small number of candidates so endorsed by OROK will be forwarded to the national office for their consideration for a separate national endorsement. We are limited to submitting no more than three candidates to national in any election cycle, within a date range they specify. The decision on which OROK endorsements to forward will be made by the OROK board, based on recommendations from the candidate committee and criteria spelled out by national.

This part of our work is carried out by the Candidate Support committee, which immediately after we incorporated in August 2017 was tasked with creating a process for determining which races and which candidates in those races to consider for an endorsement in the 2018 election cycle by Our Revolution Oklahoma.

We invite all those interested in working in this area of our mission to get involved with the committee. Contact us for info about meetings.

Benefits to Candidates

OROK walk cards
OROK walk cards for endorsed candidates in the 2018 cycle. Shown are Leslie Bonebreak (HD53), Zach Pearson (HD100) and Kevin Hammond (Cleveland County Sheriff).

Once endorsed by our members, our board and committees can begin to take steps to show that support in various ways.

  • Promotion of endorsement on our website, social media, newsletter and other publications.
  • Listing in our Election Guide (to be published before 2018 election)
  • Inclusion in our member and public events related to elections, canvassing and education.
  • Invitation to occasional Candidate Forums.
  • Canvassing with distribution of OROK developed walk cards detailing the candidate’s progressive positions.
  • Encouragement to members to assist endorsed candidates with their direct volunteer time, donations and promotion.

2018 Endorsements

Please note: Our Revolution Oklahoma’s Candidate Support committee decided in January 2018 that it would follow the preference of OR National by focusing endorsements on local and state races this election cycle. No federal races are being considered for endorsement in 2018.

OROK 2018 endorsements

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