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Featured Report
June 6th, 2018

Click below to jump to section: Oklahoma State Questions Important Dates Voter Tools  Candidate/Elections Information   Oklahoma State Questions  In addition to state and national races, voters will decide five state questions on November 6th. State Question 793 – a citizen-initiated referendum to allow optometrists and opticians to operate in retail establishments; State Question 794 – expanding the constitutional rights of  Continue Reading »

Recent Articles & Reports
August 20th, 2018

Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. With about a week to go, the statewide runoff campaigns have turned negative. Surprise, Surprise. People wonder why this happens. It happens for two reasons: Neither candidate wants to lose — and it works. Most of us  Continue Reading »

August 15th, 2018

Max West was an OK Policy summer intern. He is a recent graduate of Rogers State University with a degree in Public Affairs, and recently began law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law. There were many surprising outcomes of the Oklahoma primary election in June. Some incumbents lost long-held seats, others came very close. We saw record turnout  Continue Reading »

August 2nd, 2018

Several months ago, we wrote about this year’s Oklahoma elections following the candidate filing period. Based on the unusually high numbers of open seats, candidates filing for office,  and challenges to incumbents, it already looked as if 2018 could be a landmark year in Oklahoma politics. Now, following what was an historic primary election in June, we know for certain  Continue Reading »