Cheryl Williams, long-time Republican activist, and current vice chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party, announced today that she will seek to become chair of the Party when they meet this spring.

She states that ‘with the 2010 elections quickly approaching, the Republican Party must begin now. It will take a team that is energized and organized to elect Republicans to the office of Governor, Lt, Governor, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Treasurer, and State School Superintendent” She also stated that “we must re-elect Dana Murphy to the Corporation Commission as well as work with the State House and Senate leadership to retain the majority in both chambers of the legislature”.

Williams has been the “highest elected volunteer” for the Oklahoma Republican Party since her election as Vice Chair in April 2007. During the 2008 election cycle, she traveled extensively across the state working to energize the Republican base while increasing voter registration and working side-by-side with candidates and volunteers. One of her passions has been to educate citizens on the principles and beliefs of the Republican party and encouraging involvement in the political process.

She served as Oklahoma County Republican Chair during the 2000 elections and has served in various leadership positions within the party, including State Treasurer and Secretary to the State Committee. She is a member of the Frontier Country Republican Women and has served on the Board of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women for more than 10 years. Currently she is Literacy Chair for the OFRW and two unit clubs have won National Literacy Awards from the NFRW during her tenure.

She states that “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. (by John Quincy Adams, 5th president to the United States). Her platform includes increased communication through innovation, technology, new media, and proven marketing techniques. “If we are to reach younger voters, we will need to improve how we communicate our message of pro-family, limited government, and constitutional freedoms”. She has been a speaker at national training seminars and is well known for her ability to motivate and build a team of volunteers. “I have always believed there is a place for every Republican who wants to be involved in campaigns and our party.”

Cheryl and her husband, John, have been married more than 30 years and live in Edmond, Oklahoma. They have two sons, 1 grandson and 2 granddaughters. She is a 3rd generation Oklahoman with family throughout the state. If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact Cheryl Williams at 405-818-8481 or cherylgop@cox.net

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