Quote of the Day 6/23/2014

“In one of the hottest primary contests of 2012, Jim Bridenstine upset incumbent Rep. John Sullivan when 25 percent of the District 1 Republican voters showed up in the primary. It gets worse. In 2009, Dewey Bartlett and some city councilors were elected by 30 percent of the voters, and that was in a general election. Then, in 2011, one of the biggest turnovers in City Council history was decided by 16 percent of voters. That was followed in 2013 when 36 percent of the electorate re-elected Bartlett over former Mayor Kathy Taylor.”

-Tulsa World columnist Mike Jones, who wrote that low turnout in Oklahoma elections is empowering the extremist fringe (Source: http://bit.ly/1wmygVz)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.