Friday, March 11, 2011

Pam Pollard Seeks GOP Vice Chair Post, Joins Fellow Activist Jenni White In Party Bid

Pam Pollard
Pam Pollard, longtime conservative activist, announced Friday her plans to run for Oklahoma Republican Party vice chair, joining Jenni White in the race.

Pollard outlined her campaign goals in eight steps. Some of these goals include reaching out to the many conservative groups across the state, using innovative techniques such as webinars and text message updates and communicating directly with the grassroots and county party officers.

“I am running for Vice-Chair because I want to build on what has been accomplished by those that were Republicans before being a Republican wasn’t cool,” said Pollard.

Pollard has also set a goal to engage more young people in the race, beginning with voter registration and getting to the polls.

Pollard brings more than twelve years of experience to the race. In addition to her current positions as President of the Mid-Del Republican Women and Treasurer of the Oklahoma County Republican Party, she has been an active volunteer in the Oklahoma Republican Party, and in the past has been elected Oklahoma County Chairman, State Committeewoman and 4th District Committeewoman.

Pollard also has over 25 years of experience in business accounting and taxes, with a specialization in corporate and small business clients.

Pollard’s was a member of Governor Mary Fallin’s Inauguration Team as the liaison for her charitable project and as she served on the National Credentials Committee during her terms as delegate to the Republican National Convention. She has also served as coordinator and director of large-scale Get Out The Vote programs in Oklahoma County and the rest of the state, which played a major role in many Republican candidates getting elected in 2004 and 2010.

She has been recognized for her volunteer work at the local, state and national levels. She received the Outstanding Volunteer Award from the OKC Metro Young Republicans in 2004 and the prestigious Skip Healey Party Builder Award from the Oklahoma Republican Party in 2009, and was one of only four people in the nation recognized as an outstanding activist by Americans for Prosperity at the Defending the American Dream Summit in Washington, D.C., in 2009.

“One of my favorite themes is God, Family and Country,” said Pollard. “I feel that my friends in the GOP are somewhere between family and country!”

Pollard is married to Glenn, her husband of 23 years, has six step-children and 12 grandchildren.

Jenni White
Activist Jenni White said, “I’m excited about the opportunity to help our Chairman Matt Pinnell and every Oklahoma Republican build an even better party over the next two years."

A lifelong Oklahoman, White has primarily worked in the area of education reform.

White commented, “Education takes over half of the state budget but our results have yet to catch up. I was pleased to support Superintendent Barresi and I appreciate the way in which the legislature has worked to advance public education reforms. Now I’m ready to use the organizational skills I have developed to build our party.”

White co-founded ROPE (Restoring Oklahoma Public Education) in 2009 and has been active at every level of Republican politics.

White and her family live in north Oklahoma City and attend Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond.

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