Preparing for the Primaries

We believe that there should be more to political campaigns than commercials, mailers, and knocking doors. In particular, we believe that those who seek statewide office should be required to stand on a stage with their opponents and in front of a audience of voters and answer questions about specific issues that they will face if they are elected.

And so, over the last couple of weeks, we partnered with other nonpartisan organizations such as NonDoc, Generation Citizen, Women Lead, Freedom Oklahoma, and Folded Owl to host several debates between candidates for some of the statewide elected positions.

Since this was in preparation for the primary election, the debates were segmented by the respective parties. Links to summaries of each debate are included below, along with the video from the event so you can watch it yourself. (Apologies in advance for the Republican Labor Commissioner debate video - it was our first one, and we had some kinks to work out, so you'll have to go to Facebook in order to watch it.)

Labor Commissioner

  • Republican candidates: Summary (Video is below)
  • Democratic candidates: Summary (Video is below) 

Auditor & Inspector General

  • Republican candidates: Summary (Video is below)
  • Democratic candidates: There are no Democratic candidates for this position.
  • Libertarian candidates: There is one Libertarian candidates, so he automatically advances to the general election in November. 

Attorney General

  • Republican candidates: Summary (Video is below)
  • Democratic candidates: There is only one Democratic candidates, so he automatically advances to the general election in November. 

Debate Videos

Labor Commissioner: Republican Candidates

Labor Commissioner: Democratic Candidates


Auditor & Inspector General


Attorney General