Quote of the Day 1/25/2016

“The earthquake legislation I’m doing is not earth-shattering. It’s making sure people know what do during earthquakes and make sure they’re well protected. It should never have been this hard to pass this piece of legislation. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but we need to prepare our children, the faculty, staff, administrators.”

-Rep. Mike Shelton, proposing a bill for the fifth straight year directing schools to perform earthquake drills (Source)


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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