Friday, June 11, 2010

Pinnell Announces for OKGOP Chair

Following the announcement of Gary Jones' pending resignation, Matt Pinnell has thrown his hat into the ring to succeed Jones.

Dear State Committee Member,
As you may know, Gary Jones, our Republican State Chairman, has decided to step aside and run for statewide office. As such, there will be a State Committee vote on Saturday, June 26th to elect our next State Party Chairman. I’m writing today to inform you that I have made the decision to run for Chairman. It’s time we move forward as one Party, energized, equipped, and prepared for battle.
For the last decade, I’ve been working for good conservative candidates here in Oklahoma, from school board to U.S. Senate. I love this state, the people, and its politics. We are the reddest state in the country, and proud of it.
But we can’t let up, not now. We are facing one of the most important election cycles in Oklahoma history. It’s critical that we have a Chairman that has been tested and is ready on day one.
I’m confident that I’m that candidate.
You will be hearing from me in the coming days, but I wanted to outline some of my qualifications, because that’s important:
· Former campaign aide to Congressman Steve Largent, State Senator Scott Pruitt, and U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D.

· Worked under two State GOP Chairman: Tom Daxon and Gary Jones in the position of Director of Operations. In this role I helped the State Party raise unprecedented levels of contributions and worked with County Chairs across the state.

· Served as the "Oklahoma Victory" Director for the McCain-Palin ticket, helping John McCain win 65.4% of the vote in OK, the highest percentage in the nation.
· Former Executive Director of American Majority-Oklahoma. Helped train literally thousands of activists and conducted dozens of candidate trainings across Oklahoma.
I can’t win without you, and I’m asking for your vote. If you are ready to support my effort please press here. Thank you for your time, and talk with you soon!
If you'd like to discuss this race and my vision for the office, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 918-728-1654 or

God Bless,

Matt Pinnell

Pinnell is expected to be joined in the race by Stephens County GOP Chairman Steve Fair.


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