Non Partisan Sheriff? Contact Legislators and Ask them to Vote NO on SB 327

Kaye Beach

March 3, 2012

SB 327 would make the office of County Sheriff in Oklahoma a non-partisan office.  Don’t you want to know if your sheriff is liberal or conservative?  Seems like a good starting point to me.

Last week when SB 327 went before the House for a vote it failed by just one vote. It will be voted on again at any time.  Please email these representatives that voted for the bill and ask them to vote NO on SB 327 when it returns to the floor.

Not revealing one’s party affiliation will not make a Sheriff’s candidate non-partisan, it will only make it harder for you-the voter-to know where the candidate stands or hold them accountable when they stray from their party’s principles.

We elect our sheriff’s and we have a right to know the truth about the candidates who are asking us to elect them to be the top law enforcement officer of our county.

What is the rush?

This bill is simply designed to give the advantage to the current sheriff, Sheriff John Whetsel. Democrats, at the moment, are not the favored party. Is this a good reason to change our law?

Chances are it will not always be this way and should not alter our laws on a political whim.

I have yet to hear any good reason for making the sheriff’s race non-partisan. Why the rush?   If this is really a good idea our representatives can wait until after the upcoming election so as to avoid the appearance of partisan non-partisanship!

I have grouped all of the House members’ emails together who voted yes on SB 327 for you.  You can copy and paste and email them all at once.  Full contact info for all House members is at the bottom of this post if you would like to make a call.
Please email these representatives that voted for the bill and ask them to be fair and vote NO on SB 327 when it returns to the floor.

Here are the House members that voted for SB 327;

YEAS:   50

Brown              Hickman            Morrissette        Rousselot

Cannaday           Hilliard           Nelson             Russ

Casey              Hoskin             Newell             Scott

Cockroft           Inman              Ortega             Shelton

Condit             Kouplen            Ownbey             Shoemake

Cox                Liebmann           Pittman            Shumate

Dank               Lockhart           Proctor            Thomsen

Dorman             McCullough         Pruett             Virgin

Faught             McDaniel, C.       Renegar            Walker

Glenn              McDaniel, J.       Richardson         Williams

Grau               McDaniel, R.       Roan               Mr.Speaker

Hamilton           McPeak             Roberts, D.

Hardin             Morgan             Roberts, S.

brownb@oksenate.gov; ed.cannady@okhouse.gov; jwhickman@okhouse.gov ; weshilliard@okhouse.gov ; richardmorrissette@okhouse.gov; waderousselot@okhouse.gov; jason.nelson@okhouse.gov ; todd.russ@okhouse.gov ; dennis.casey@okhouse.gov ; chuck.hoskin@okhouse.gov ; tom.newell@okhouse.gov ; seneca.scott@okhouse.gov ; josh.cockroft@okhouse.gov ; scott.inman@okhouse.gov ; charles.ortega@okhouse.gov ; mikeshelton@okhouse.gov ; donnie.condit@okhouse.gov ; steve.kouplen@okhouse.gov ; pat.ownbey@okhouse.gov ; jerryshoemake@okhouse.gov ; dougcox@okhouse.gov ; guyliebmann@okhouse.gov ; anastasia.pittman@okhouse.gov ; jabarshumate@okhouse.gov ; david.dank@okhouse.gov ; james.lockhart@okhouse.gov ; eric.proctor@okhouse.gov ; todd.thomsen@okhouse.gov ; joedorman@okhouse.gov ; mark.mccullough@okhouse.gov ; rcpruett@okhouse.gov ; emily.virgin@okhouse.gov ; george.faught@okhouse.gov ; curtis.mcdaniel@okhouse.gov ; brian.renegar@okhouse.gov ; purcywalker@okhouse.gov ; larryglenn@okhouse.gov ; jeanniemcdaniel@okhouse.gov ; philrichardson@okhouse.gov ; cory.williams@okhouse.gov ; randy.grau@okhouse.gov ; randy.mcdaniel@okhouse.gov ; paulroan@okhouse.gov ; rebeccahamilton@okhouse.gov ; jerrymcpeak@okhouse.gov ; dustin.roberts@okhouse.gov ; tommy.hardin@okhouse.gov ; dannymorgan@okhouse.gov ; sean.roberts@okhouse.gov ; krissteele@okhouse.gov

You can find all contact info for your state representatives here

One response to “Non Partisan Sheriff? Contact Legislators and Ask them to Vote NO on SB 327

  1. its just a sneaky way for sheriff candidates to fly under the radar. im wondering if district candidates are non-partisan candidates, because sometimes sheriff & da go together.

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