Press Release: Tulsa Voter Coalition Hosts Tulsa County Commissioner District 2 Candidate Forum

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Media Contact:  
Andrea Pemberton
Tulsa Voter Coalition
[email protected] 

Tulsa Voter Coalition Hosts Tulsa County Commissioner District 2 Candidate Forum

The Tulsa Voter Coalition, a non-partisan collective dedicated to promoting voter participation and civic engagement in Tulsa, announces the organization of a candidate forum for Tulsa County Commissioner District 2. This forum aims to provide residents with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the candidates and their respective platforms ahead of the Primary Election on June 18.

County governments are responsible for a wide range of essential services, including public safety, transportation infrastructure, public health, land assessment, and elections. Despite their pivotal role in community development, county elections frequently suffer from low voter participation. The Tulsa Voter Coalition recognizes the importance of increasing participation in local elections and seeks to increase voter turnout and civic engagement through initiatives like this forum. The event will feature an introduction from Commissioner Stan Sallee who will provide an overview of the function of county government and role of county commissioners prior to the candidate panel.

What: Tulsa County Commissioner District 2 Candidate Forum
When: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Leadership Tulsa (1151 South Elgin Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74120)

The current candidates confirmed to participate are:

  • Maria Veliz Barnes (D)
  • Jeannie Cue (R)
  • Sarah Gray (D)
  • Jim Rea (D)
  • Josh Turley (I)

5:30 p.m.: Introduction to County Government with Commissioner Stan Sallee
5:45 p.m.: Candidate Panel
6:45 p.m.: Public Q&A with Candidates

All primary candidates for this race were invited to participate in this forum.

The forum will be held at Leadership Tulsa at 1151 South Elgin Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74120, and is free and open to the public.

Tulsa County residents can find their county district using the Tulsa County Commissioner District tool.

For more information on the upcoming election, including finding your designated polling location and viewing your sample ballot, go to OK Voter Portal.

Tulsa Voter Coalition Partners:
The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa
Rock the Native Vote
Coalition for the American Dream
Leadership Tulsa
TYPROS – 918 Vote
Together OK
Tulsa Press Club
Terence Crutcher Foundation
The Woody Guthrie Center

For more information about the forum or the Tulsa Voter Coalition, please contact [email protected] or visit