Who is My Legislator?

Gotta know who to call

Calls from out of state or out of district are less effective so we prefer that people call their actual legislator.  Of course some politicians are state wide elected like Governor or Corporation Commission but it still helps to know who the politicians are that you should be contacting to keep them in line.

One way is to follow this link to the Oklahoma House of Representatives web site and enter your address.

Here is

another link that finds your state rep and state senator


Once you know who to call look to see if their voting records are on our website yet or look for the 2017 RINO Index on our site to learn how badly or how well they are doing at the Capitol.  The RINO Index uses the GOP Party Platform to score the legislators each year.  Once you are aware of their pro taxation, pro special interest, or their good voting record supporting YOU, the person who sent them there, give them a call and an email too.

They all have answering machines on 24/7 and if they are full, call back the next day and know that they are being bombarded with calls so be sure that your voice is heard. Be firm but polite so they take you seriously and tell them exactly what they did that didn’t represent you, your district, or Oklahoma values. Always give your address so that they know that you are an actual voter in their district so they will work to keep your support or win it back.

Firm but Polite

Angry doesn’t work well for phone or email.  They will figure if you are that upset people won’t listen to you or your advice.  But a calm angry person comes across very well.  Avoid threats other than to vote them out of office or to support someone running against them in the primary.

Primary elections are decided usually by a tiny number of voters, as few as a few hundred in some districts.  Turnout is low because the average person is too busy to vote or doesn’t understand how powerful their vote is when the turnout is low. If there are 35,000 citizens in a district a general election might draw 5000 votes but a primary might draw only 1500 voters to the polls.  All they need to lose their position is for 751 voters to turn against them.  But the reality is even less.  You can count on voters to support the politician that they know or know of so around two third to three quarters of those 1500 votes are not changing.  The other third, the new voters, or the educated voters, are the ones that actually decide who gets the job of representing them.

Most politicians will have a Facebook page that you can leave comments on or ask questions.  Some are ran by proxies, staffers pretending to be the candidate so always ask if that is the case.  Be polite but firm so that your comment isn’t deleted.  Ask about bad votes or mention some of the good votes.

Remember, others including the special interests are pressuring your politician on a regular basis.  They are running phone calls into the district or ads asking people sympathetic to their cause to pressure your legislator.  These efforts are being funded by businesses or organizations wanting undue influence on YOUR representative to convince him to forget about his voters and support their agenda.