Political Notebook: Green seeks leadership
BY RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 3:18 AM
Jed G.U. Green of Oklahoma City will be seeking the chairmanship of the state Democratic Party this spring. Green was state director for Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008 and ran unsuccessfully for state party chairman two years ago.
State Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, and former state Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, are among the directors of Oklahoma Liberty, a group whose creation was announced last week and whose purpose it is "to support Oklahoma nullification efforts."
Nullification is the idea that states can ignore federal laws they deem unconstitutional. As a legal concept, nullification has been consistently ruled out by the courts. As a rhetorical and political tool, it has proved relatively effective in recent years.
March 16 is the deadline to apply for the $500 Willene Wright scholarship offered by the Creek County Democratic Party. The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Creek County who are registered Democrats or have at least one parent or guardian who is a registered Democrat.
Email email@example.com for information and application forms.
The Republican Women's Club of Tulsa County meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 7902 S. Lewis Ave.
Mayoral candidate Bill Christiansen will speak to the Republican Assembly, meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the LaFortune Park Grill, 5501 S. Yale Ave.
The Tulsa County Republican Men's Club meets at noon Wednesday at Hibachi Super Buffet, 8110 E. 74th Place. Attorney Gary Richardson will be the featured speaker.
Republicans of Broken Arrow meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Napoli's at 2039 W. Houston St. in Broken Arrow.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett will be the featured speaker for the Tulsa Republican Club meeting at noon Friday at the Summit Club, 15 W. Sixth St.