School Choice Supporters Victorious in Oklahoma Election
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, congratulates the candidates who support educational choice on their successes in Tuesday’s elections in Oklahoma. The election results are in line with numerous public polls that have found strong, bipartisan support for school choice.
Statement from Jennifer Carter, Oklahoma Senior Advisor for the American Federation for Children:
“The ultimate poll is the vote of the people, and today’s elections show that voters in both parties continue to support candidates who support educational opportunity for all children. One incumbent lawmaker was ousted today and one forced into a runoff in favor of challengers who support school choice policies. We supported several incumbent lawmakers who have co-authored or voted for school choice measures who prevailed in their re-election races.
“The Oklahoma Federation for Children Action Fund is proud to support candidates who fight to ensure a range of high-quality educational options exist for each and every child regardless of zip code, including everything from better public schools to homeschooling to charter schools to private schools. Our congratulations go to today’s winners who are proving themselves committed allies of Oklahoma families.”
The Oklahoma Federation for Children Action Fund supported the following school choice champions who won their elections or advanced to the runoff or general based upon results posted at the time of release:
SD 1 Micheal Bergstrom (victory)
SD 17 Shane Jett (runoff)
SD 28 Zack Taylor (victory)
HD 3 Rick West (general)
HD 20 Sherrie Conley (victory)
HD 40 Chad Caldwell (victory)
HD 52 Gerrid Kendrix (victory)
HD 99 Ajay Pittman (victory)