I wanted to give you some updates on some things happening this month, and also encourage you to keep fighting the good fight. The Primaries are over, and our slate is set for the November elections. Here in Tulsa County, our Party is uniting behind ALL of our GOP Primary winners. As Gary Jones used to say, “Our worst guy is still better than their (democrats) best guy.” And it’s true.
Primaries can be long, emotional, and sometimes rough. Its not always easy to get excited about every Republican candidate, but as Ronald Reagan reminded us so often, the best way to promote conservatism and preserve liberty is for us to unite under the “Big Tent” of our Party. That means building a coalition with others who may not agree with us on every issue, but usually agree with us on 70% or more. And it means we must learn to be content with the will of the majority of Republican Primary voters and see the big picture, which is being perfectly illustrated by the Trump vs. Hillary match-up. Congressman Jim Bridenstine (a faithful Cruz supporter) may have said it best: “This is a binary decision. We have a one and a zero. Republicans should definitely vote for Trump, because the consequences of a Hillary Clinton presidency would be catastrophic to our nation.” I couldn’t agree more.
Don’t forget to vote in the August 23rd special elections, and get ready for a busy 90 days. We have plenty of volunteer opportunities coming up, as well as fundraisers and the State Fair. Keep an eye out for more emails soon about these and other upcoming events.
Remember, the Republican Party isn’t defined by our candidates, or by politicians we see on TV. These aren’t our “Party Leaders”, as they are so often incorrectly referred to by those in the media. Every registered Republican voter is a member of our Party, according to our rules. That means YOU! It’s OUR Party, and it’s fate will not be defined by any of the personalities I previously mentioned. It will only be defined by our participation, our stewardship and our resolve.
May God bless you, our Party, and our nation.
Chairman, Republican Party of Tulsa County
Find your sample ballot and polling location here:
Apply for an absentee ballot online! Deadline: Wednesday, June 22nd
Early voting for the June 28th elections will be held at two locations:
Tulsa County Election Board 555 N. Denver Avenue
Hardesty Regional Library 8316 E. 93rd Street
Thursday, June 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tulsa County Republican Delegates:
State Convention tickets with lunch reservations are going fast, and tomorrow (Tuesday, May 10) is the final day to register for Saturday’s convention lunch. Reserve yours by clicking here!
Also, we’re excited to be holding four breakout sessions this Friday that will offer key insight on education funding, data strategy, local party fundraising and media strategy.
scroll down to see the detailed convention agenda and to register for this year’s events!
2016 OKGOP Gala Dinner and State Convention AGENDA
Friday, May 13
Registration— 1:00pm – 7:00pm at Skirvin Hotel, 2nd floor. Breakout Sessions
Breakout #1 – 1:30-2:30pm (Choose one)
Data! Data! Data! Real World Instructions for GOP Data Center
Conservative Politics & Education Policy: Explaining the Realities of Oklahoma’s Education Funding Crisis
Breakout #2 – 2:30-3:30pm (Choose one)
Media & Messaging
Local Party Fundraising
State Committee Meeting — 4:00PM
Gala and Convention Check-in
Skirvin Hotel, 2nd Floor
Address: 1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Phone: (405) 272-3040
6:00PM Reception/Photo Op $100
7:00PM Gala Dinner only $150; Couples $275
Saturday, May 14
OKGOP State Convention
Delegates and Guests must check-in at the convention registration area to obtain their credentials. Credentials picked up on Friday must be brought to the convention on Saturday. Lost credentials will not be replaced.
Delegate and Guest Fees: $30 includes BBQ buffet lunch Prayer Breakfast: $20
7:00AM Registration Begins
7:30AM Prayer Breakfast: Dr. Tom Vineyard, Pastor, Windsor Hills Baptist Church will lead the Prayer Breakfast
9:00AM Convention Begins
NOON: Buffet BBQ lunch with Grammy Award winning singer, Jody Miller
5:00PM Convention Adjourns
Convention Maps & Information
Hotel Information: Because of OU graduation, hotels in the Moore/Norman area are very hard to find.
Blocks of rooms reserved for the OK Republican Party are available at the following hotels for a reduced rate: Doubletree Hilton Airport: 4410 SW 19th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73108 (405) 688-3300
The Skirvin Hotel: 1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 (405) 272-3040
There will be signs in the parking areas pointing to the ENTRY. ALL other doors will be locked.
First District Republican Party Convention Details
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
6808 S 107th East Ave, Tulsa, OK 74133
Registration begins at 7:15 am and ends at 9:00 am
Delegate Fee: $10
Convention Begins at 9:00 am
Interested in running as a Delegate to the RNC Convention in Cleveland, Ohio? Click on the links to download the 2016_Delegate_Nomination_Forms_3192016 and the First District Delegate Form. First District Deadline for RNC Delegates: Wednesday, April 13th.
Republican Party of Tulsa County Convention Details
Saturday, March 5th
Jenks PAC, 140 W. F Street
Click here to pre-register for county convention
(One submission per delegate)
Registration – 7:30 am – 9 am
Convention – 9:00 am – 12 pm
Meet the Candidates – 12 pm – 1 pm
Delegates $10, Guests $5
Get your free Sheriff Showdown ticket before they are all gone by clicking the Eventbrite image.
Voting Information and Deadlines for Tuesday, March 1st in Tulsa County
Click the image below to see the Presidential Preferential Primary and the Tulsa County Sheriff Special Primary Election ballot.
Calling All Republicans Across Tulsa County!
Below, you will find your precinct meeting locations for the 2016 Quadrennial Precinct Meetings to be held across the county on Thursday, February 4, 2016 @ 6:30 pm. Invite your friends and neighbors to attend. Don’t forget your voter ID card!
Find Your Precinct – Click Here – Use the last 3 digits to locate your meeting.
Calling All Precinct Chairs!
Quadrennial Precinct Meetings are to be held on Thursday, February 4 @ 6:30 p.m. Please contact the Tulsa GOP office by phone at 918-627-5702 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the location from the list below where your precinct will be hosting its 2016 Quadrennial Precinct Meeting. We must hear from you before January 28, 2016. Please refer to the email sent out by Chairman Ford on January 7th.