DA Candidate Forum

Join the Chamber for a candidate forum with the four candidates for district attorney in Tulsa County. Candidates will be encouraged to share their business and workforce perspective on issues including over-incarceration and criminal justice reform.

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Downtown Tulsa Rotary Club

Yesterday I was the invited guest of John O’Connor to the Downtown Rotary Club of Tulsa. It was indeed a privilege to attend and talk with so many fine business leaders in our community.

If you ever get the chance to shake hands with someone who shook hands with President Ronald Reagan - take it.

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Camp Bandage in Broken Arrow

If you are looking for a great event for the kiddos then head out to Camp Bandage in Broken Arrow. It’s at Chisholm Trail Park off the Creek Turnpike. My therapy dog crew is there along with a lot of public safety & first responders. Our goal is to teach your kids how to be safe in any type of emergency. It’s a great learning event for all ages.

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National Police Week

Saturday wraps up National Police Week - a week dedicated to honoring those men and women who protect and serve us. 

Yesterday I was privileged to attend the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office’s annual memorial for deputies who were killed in the line of duty. It is always a very respectful and solemn ceremony. I hope we never take for granted the sacrifices made on our behalf by our public servants - and their families.

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Reading Partners of Tulsa

How do you prevent crime from happening in Tulsa County? One child at a time.

At my staff meeting on Friday we hosted Brenna Peterson from Reading Partners of Tulsa. This organization coordinates volunteers who wish to spend an hour (or more) each week helping 1st through 3rd graders learn how to read.

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Marsy's Law

This afternoon Judge Doug Drummond was the guest speaker at the Jenks Chamber of Commerce. He provided an overview of the criminal justice system along with his observations regarding criminal justice reform. I was particularly impressed by his comments that criminal justice reform should not ignore the impact that crime has on victims, as they are a very necessary part of the conversation.

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Inside Out Re-Entry Services, Inc.

This amazing woman is DeeAnn Watford, the Founder and Executive Director of Inside Out Re-Entry Services, Inc., a Christian based non-profit which has been successfully reintegrating women from prison back into the community for the past six years. This evening was the program’s 4th graduation ceremony.

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