Ready to make a difference? Run for office!

Forget what you think you know about running for office. If you’re a Democrat who is passionate about improving Oklahoma and committed to progressive values, you have what it takes – and we’re here to support you.

Oklahoma Needs You. In these pivotal times, local leaders are essential. It doesn't matter if it’s your first time running , if you care about your community and want to see positive change, we want to help you succeed. Our goal is to build a bench of thoughtful leaders who can drive Oklahoma forward.

Shykira Smith is a candidate for State House District 63

We’re seeking candidates who are:

  • True Blue Democrats: We support those who champion public education, healthcare access, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal justice reform, workers’ rights, voting rights, and environmental sustainability. We believe in leaders who fight for fair wages, job creation, and community safety.

    Group of Chaunté Gilmore supporters standing with her at Pride holding her signs as well as rainbow and trans flags and red umbrellas.Chaunté Gilmore is running for State House District 100
  • Just like you: We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, including teachers, healthcare workers, scientists, artists, and more. Our goal is to reflect the rich diversity of Oklahoma in our leadership.

  • Excited to meet voters: You are deeply involved in your community, whether through volunteering, organizing, mentoring, or local activism. We value candidates who have a strong connection to the areas they wish to serve.

  • Authentic Leaders: Your ability to connect with voters, both in person and online, is crucial. We’re looking for genuine, relatable individuals who are comfortable being themselves and communicating their vision clearly.

Ready to get started? We’re dedicated to supporting passionate individuals ready to lead and make a difference in Oklahoma. If you’re considering running for office, reach out to us. Together, we can create meaningful change and build a brighter future for our state.

Running for office was the most difficult and most rewarding thing I've done besides being a mother.

Naomi Andrews

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Did you know the National Democratic Training Committee offers free online training for Democratic candidates?

What the Party Can & Can't Do

The Party Can

  • Connect you with a Democratic campaign consultant

  • Provide access to data (VAN) for a fee

  • Provide you with the Party’s current talking points

  • Provide you with a list of upcoming events

  • Provide you with a list of resources

  • Put you in contact with local Democratic Party leaders

The Party Can't

  • Endorse candidates in a primary (we must remain neutral)

  • Help you fundraise

  • Give you access to data for free

  • Give you access to data if you have staff or volunteers who are or work for candidates who are Republicans, Independents, or any other party besides the Democratic Party

  • Donate to your campaign

  • Design your walkcard, or other marketing materials

  • Create/Print canvass turf lists

Candidates Past & Present