What’s Your Candidate’s Stance on Mental Health?

What’s Your Candidate’s Stance on Mental Health?

Family & Children’s Services’ Mental Health Report Card & Candidate Digest

August 28 Primary Run-off and City Council Election

When & Where to Vote

Election Day voting is available at your precinct polling place August 28 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place here.

If you are a registered Independent, you are allowed to vote in Democratic primaries.

Curious what your ballot will look like?  

Check out it out here.

Not sure what district you live in? 

Find out here.

 

Governor

Republican ONLY

  • Mick Cornett
    • “There’s nothing to be ashamed about when you’re starting to talk about mental health […] mental illness is not being adequately addressed.”
  • Kevin Stitt
    • Wants to audit Medicaid and bring more telemedicine to rural communities

Lieutenant Governor

Republican ONLY

  • Dana Murphy
    • No stance on mental health found.  General campaign stance found here.
  • Matt Pinnell
    • No stance on mental health found.  General campaign stance found here.

Attorney General

Republican ONLY

  • Mike Hunter
    • No stance on mental health found, but is supportive of greater efforts to combat opioid crisis.
  • Gentner Drummond
    • No stance on mental health found, but endorses more inpatient substance abuse beds and is supportive of greater efforts to combat opioid crisis.

US House, District 1

Democrat

  • Amanda Douglas
    • No stance on mental health found, but endorses expansion of Medicaid and better access to healthcare.
  • Tim Gilpin
    • No stance on mental health found, but endorses expansion of Medicaid and better access to healthcare.

Republican

  • Tim Harris
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign stance found here.
  • Kevin Hern
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign stance found here.

US House, District 2

Democrat ONLY

  • Jason Nichols
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign stance found here.
  • Clay Padgett
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign stance found here.

Tulsa County District Attorney

Republican Only

  • Ben Fu
    • “Focus on coordinating cost-effective reform efforts for amenable offenders who will return to society by harnessing the power of families, local business, charities, faith-based groups and communities as an alternative to overbroad, over-incarceration that leads to costly corrections budgets burdening tax-payers’ pocketbooks.”
  • Steve Kunzweiler
    • “Supports alternatives to incarceration and treatment for non-violent crimes through Drug & DUI Court, Veteran’s Court, Women in Recovery and Mental Health Court.”

State Senator, District 10

Republican Only

  • Bill Coleman
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign stance found here.
  • Amber Roberts
    • No stance on mental health found and no general campaign information found, either.

State Senator, District 36

Republican Only

  • John Haste
    • “We have to give appropriate attention to mental health.  It ties in to so many other things.”
  • Bill Day
    • No stance on mental health found and no general campaign information found, either.

State Representative, District 68

Democrat

  • Angela Statum
    • “Health shouldn’t be a luxury.  Oklahomans should have access to mental health care.”
  • Michael Ross
    • No stance on mental health found, but endorses expansion of Medicaid

Republican

  • Lonnie Sims
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign stance can be found here.
  • Nicole Nixon
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign information can be found here.

State Representative, District 30

Republican Only

  • Mark Lawson
    • No campaign stance on mental health found, but has history of sponsoring pro-MH legislation while in office.
  • Kent Glesener
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign stance can be found here.

State Representative, District 66

Republican Only

  • Jadine Nollan
    • General support that mental health services need more funding.
  • Brian Jackson
    • General support that mental health services need more funding.

State Representative, District 71

Republican Only

State Representative, District 79

Republican Only

  • Dan Hicks
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign information can be found here.
  • Karen Gilbert
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign information can be found here.

State Representative, District 80

Republican Only

  • Stan May
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign information can be found here.
  • Mike Ritze
    • No stance on mental health found, but general campaign information can be found here.

 

For information on Tulsa City Council candidates, see the links below:

Tulsa World: Who’s running for city councilor?

Tulsa World: Summer City Council elections could lead to a tidal wave of change

 

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