Professor Rick Tepker of the OU Law School has provided us with the remarks
he gave at our March 10 Tyner Cornbread & Beans for those who missed it or would
like to read them again. Thank you, Professor Tepker! (Click the link to the right)
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
The May Steering Committee meeting:
Monday, May 8
THANK YOU to all the County delegates who worked hard to plow through a packed agenda and elected three officers and 40 delegates from the more than 150 attendees! Everything went very smoothly considering we had more than triple the participants than in the past.
The final slate of District/State Delegates can be found on the 2017 Convention page. The final Resolutions package which will be submitted to District will be posted as soon as the changes have been proofed and approved.
Senator John Sparks will present a talk on "Update on the 2017 Legislative
Session” at noon on Friday, April 21st, at the Democratic Tyner Cornbread
and Beans lunch at the West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
1309 West Boyd in Norman. Cafeteria style cornbread and beans service
will start at 11:30 a.m.
Senator Sparks is the Senate Democratic Leader. He was elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. He was unopposed for a third term in 2014. Since joining the Senate, he has served as Co-Chair and Vice-Chair of the Senate Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Senate Committees for Judiciary and Finance, among others.
Senator Sparks was raised in Sulphur where his family continues to operate their ranch, which was established prior to Statehood. He attended Harvard College where he earned a degree in economics, was named an All-Ivy League defensive tackle and served as an intern for then Senator David Boren. He returned to Oklahoma, earning a law degree from OU. He now practices law in Norman with his own firm, Odom, Sparks & Jones, PLLC.
An enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, John is also the Chairman of the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission. He is married to Elizabeth (Sneed) Sparks and together they have two sons.
In addition, Steve Barnes, candidate in the special election for House District 28, will be on hand to speak about upcoming election. You can learn more about Steve Barnes at his Facebook page. You can make a donation to Steve's campaign at this link.
Tyner Cornbread and Beans is held the first three Friday's of each month (unless otherwise noted) at the West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1309 West Boyd in Norman. Cafeteria style service begins at at 11:30 a.m.
with the speaker at noon.
Upcoming Confirmed Speakers:
April 28 - Rep. Claudia Griffith, OK House District 45
May 5 - Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director, ACLU Oklahoma
May 12 - Dr. Jo Siano, Superintendent of Norman Public Schools
May 19 - Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi, Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City
June 9 - Lans Rothfusz, Deputy Director, NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory
June 16 - Arnold Hamilton, Editor of "The Oklahoma Observer"
Saturday, April 22, 2017
District 4 Convention
Time: 10:00 am (arrive 9:00-9:30 am)
Location: American Nat’l Bank Operations Bldg.
1725 N. Commerce, Ardmore, OK
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Cleveland County Democratic Party
So many groups have formed within our organization, that we have outgrown the front page! Please find our growing list of opportunities at in the "CCDP GROUPS" link. We will be improving and expanding this page in the near future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
May 29 2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
The Cleveland County Election Board Office will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of..
Jun 13 2017 -
7:00am to 7:00pm
June 13, 2017 - Potential Special Election...
Voter Registration Deadline - July 11, 2017 Elections
Jun 16 2017 - 5:00pm
The Deadline to Register to Vote or to Change/ Update your Voter Registration Information before...
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Oklahoma Democratic Party State Convention
Time: TBA (block out the entire day)
Location: Tower Hotel
3233 NW Expressway, OKC 73112