New Okla. GOP chairman looks to continue gains

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The new chairman of Oklahoma's Republican Party says continuing GOP gains in voter registration and in county elections will be his top priority as he takes over his new job.

David Weston said Monday his goals will be to energize the GOP's base in Oklahoma and "carry our momentum from the statehouse down to the courthouse."

The 44-year-old Lexington resident was elected Saturday at the Oklahoma Republican Party's annual convention with about 60 percent of the vote over Amanda Teegarden of Tulsa. The two were vying to replace outgoing GOP Chairman Matt Pinnell, who decided not to run for a third term.

The delegates also selected Sara Jo Odom as the party's vice chair. She replaces Pam Pollard, who also didn't seek another term.

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