Dear Friend,

The unofficial kickoff to the 2016 Republican Presidential campaign begins in Oklahoma City with the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SLRC) May 21-23rd at the Cox Convention Center.

The SRLC will be one of the most important political events in Oklahoma history! Confirmed speakers include Governor Jeb Bush, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, Senator Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Senator Lindsey Graham, Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor Rick Perry, T. Boone Pickens, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Rick Santorum and Governor Scott Walker with more in the works. In addition, the SRLC is hosting the largest regional presidential straw poll of the year.

The conference is expected to draw 2,000 attendees from 14 Southern states and is already garnering international attention from national and international media outlets. With all eyes on Oklahoma City for this important political event, the pressure is on us to put our best foot forward and distinguish ourselves as a first-class City.

Please make plans to attend the SRLC to ensure the success of this important event in our state. Register online at or contact SRLC Project Director Dena Drabek at (405) 774-1841 or for more information.

Thank you for your support in advance. We look forward to your attendance of this historic and star-studded conference as we Energize America for the 2016 election!


Mary Fallin
Governor Mary Fallin