Wagoner County Republican Party Newsletter
The 2021 Biennial County Convention is set for Saturday, March 6, 2021
9:00 am Registration Begins
10:00 am Convention Starts
Precinct Meetings took place on February 4, 2021. The meeting had a full house attendance and several new/first time attendees. However, some precincts still have no precinct chair nor members attending meetings. We continue to strive to become more effective and to help energize the grass roots and encourage involvement.
Our County Convention will be held Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 am. We will meet at Our Finest Hour Church (11045 OK-51, Broken Arrow, 74014). Registration will begin at 9:00 am and close at 9:55 am.
If you were unable to attend your precinct meeting or did not contact your precinct chair or Party chair in order to become a participating/voting delegate, you may still attend the Convention as a guest member.
The primary purpose of this year’s Convention is to elect our County Officers (County Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, State Committee Persons (2), District Committee Persons (2)) for the next 2 years and to also elect our county delegates to attend the Oklahoma Republican Party Biennial State Convention. These delegates will then elect our State Party Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair), vote on any state party rule changes as well as any new state party platform changes put forth at the state convention.
The Biennial State Convention will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 – more info to come.
Also, at the County Convention, we will vote on changes to the following that have been presented at the precinct meetings:
Wagoner County Party Platform changes:
The County Platform Committee met and reviewed submitted platform changes proposed by precincts 201 and 302. The Platform Committee has submitted 3 individual amendments to the County Platform. You can see the 3 proposed platform amendments by clicking here. The current County Party Platform can be viewed at our web site wagonergop.com under the Party Information Tab or by clicking on this link here.
There was one resolution that was submitted by precincts 106, 302, 304, 307, 309. You can see the proposed resolution by clicking here.
The County Rules committee met and had no changes that have been made at this time.
There were NO State Rule changes submitted by the Wagoner County precincts.
Convention Guest Speakers:
U.S. Congressman Kevin Hern, Oklahoma District 1
As the son of a 22-year Air Force veteran, Kevin Hern gained an early appreciation for the sacrifices that military families make. In high school, Kevin earned an Architectural Drafting Certificate in a concurrent Vocational-Technical school, which he used to work and pay for his Mechanical Engineering degree. Later in life, he earned his MBA.
He went on to work as an Aerospace Engineer for Rockwell. Kevin started his first small business in 1985 specializing in computer and software applications. Then he started saving to purchase his first McDonald’s Restaurant, starting several small business ventures: writing computer programs to automate tasks for businesses, real estate, and even hog farming.
In 1997, Kevin sold the hog farm to buy his first McDonald’s restaurants in North Little Rock. He went on to build an organization that owned 18 McDonald’s restaurants and employs over 1,000 people in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area.
Kevin has worked across every aisle by serving in various leadership positions within the McDonald’s system - what is dubbed as the most grassroots business in the world. He served 13 years on the National Leadership Team that represented all of the 3,500+ U.S. Franchisees, serving for 8 years as the Ombudsman and 5 years as the chairman of the Systems Economic Team. As the Chairman of the Economics Team, he was responsible for the multi-billion dollar relationship between the franchisees and McDonald’s Corporation for the over 14,000 franchisee owned restaurants across the United States. He served on McDonald’s Tax Policy Team for 5 years and on the McDonald’s Insurance Corporation board for 8 years.
In addition, Kevin has part ownership in a manufacturing facility in Muskogee, real estate ventures, and three technology companies. He is co-founder of a community bank where he served for 17 years on the executive board. He uses his business acumen to help aspiring entrepreneurs create new businesses, so they can pursue their American Dream. He has been a small businessman and job creator for over 33 years.
Kevin Hern was first sworn into Congress on November 13th, 2018 serving the remainder of NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s term. Hern was re-elected in 2020. Kevin and his wife Tammy live in Tulsa and have three children. They are members of the Church at Battle Creek.
Oklahoma State Senator Nathan Dahm, District 33
Nathan spent his childhood years in Broken Arrow while his parents attended Bible school. In 1994, the Dahm family moved to the Eastern European nation of Romania as missionaries to the former communist nation. Upon graduating high school, Nathan returned to Romania to serve as a missionary.
During that time, he actively served in each department of his local church and designed the 65-acre Bible school campus being built a few miles outside Romania’s capital city, Bucharest, while serving as the general manager. In 2003, Nathan stayed on as general manager and added the position of Dean of Students for the Bible school’s charter class, serving as dean for four years until returning to Broken Arrow.
Upon returning home to Oklahoma, Nathan quickly noticed the changes facing America and the many challenges lying ahead. He became actively involved in the Tulsa County Republican Party and has served on the Executive Committee, as a Precinct Chair and Vice-chair, and as the President of the Tulsa Area Republican Assembly.
Nathan currently is self-employed with his own app development company, and helps manage the cleaning company his family owns. He has worked in the past as an engineering technician for a local municipality, and as a producer for a Tulsa-based production company.
As a Constitutional Conservative, Nathan draws heavily from his experiences in the formerly communist- and currently socialist- nation of Romania to inform people of the failures, perils, and evils of socialism.
Nathan is one of the few home-school graduates to ever serve in the Senate. He serves on the General Government Committee, the Finance Committee, the Veterans & Military Affairs Committee, the Business & Commerce Committee, and the Sub-Appropriations Committee on Select Agencies.
The location for the County Convention is a different building than where we meet for our monthly meetings.
Our Finest Hour Church, 11045 OK-51, Broken Arrow, 74014
Other important dates:
OKGOP Biennial State Convention
When: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Where: Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
* More info to come.
* To be a delegate at the Biennial State Convention, you must first start by attending your precinct meeting and then be elected as a Delegate from the County Convention TO the State Convention. If you MUST be absent from the precinct meeting, you must contact your Precinct Chair before the close of the week of the precinct meeting. If you cannot reach your Precinct Chair, contact your County Chair.
May Monthly Meeting
When: Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:30 pm - Fellowship Time - TBD
7:00 pm - Meeting
Where: Abundant Rain Church, 12425 South 273rd East Avenue, Coweta, OK 74429
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