Quote of the Day 9/6/2016

“These types of investments are not easy. They require us all to be courageous, disciplined, focused, and faithful to ensuring that Oklahoma is highly desired for its quality of life and economic viability. Today, more than ever, we must start investing in a future we may never see.”

-Union Public Schools Superintendent Kirt Hartzler, urging voters to pass SQ 779, the penny sales tax for education (Source). Read our statement on SQ 779 here.


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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