Candidate recruitment and endorsements
Our Revolution Oklahoma has as part of its mission the development, recruitment and endorsement of candidates that can carry our progressive/economic populist agenda forward in their campaign. 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.
The final decision for endorsements by OROK are made by a vote of members. A small number of candidates so endorsed 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 committee and criteria spelled out by national.
This part of our work is carried out by the Candidate Recruitment/Endorsement 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.
The committee selected the Oklahoma gubernatorial race as the first to work on, then developed a questionnaire for the selected candidates in that race, which can also be used for legislative and other state-level races. The questionnaire was modeled after that of the national Our Revolution office, modified to fit Oklahoma needs. A sample of that questionnaire can be viewed here (read-only version, candidates in selected races will be sent access info for the interactive questionnaire. Responses are accepted on the official online form only).
That questionnaire was sent on Nov. 10 to seven candidates for governor, four republicans, two democrats and one independent. The deadline given was December 1. The criteria used for candidates to receive the questionnaire was (1) they had to be declared and (2) they had to have an online presence (FB, website, etc).
Other questionnaires will be developed for federal offices and others such as District attorneys as needed.
* Still in progress. The results of the member election will be posted on this site when available.