For Immediate Release: 12 March 2016
Oklahoma Republican Party Elects New Vice Chair, State Committee Unifies Around Candidate
(Oklahoma City)—The Oklahoma Republican Party State Committee met Saturday and elected a new State Vice Chairman. DeWayne McAnally was elected to serve the remainder of the term of former OKGOP State Vice Chair Estela Hernandez, who resigned in January to accept a new opportunity to serve Oklahomans.
Dr. Harold Haralson, who serves as a Cleveland County Commissioner, finished second in the first round of voting. Dr. Haralson then made a motion, seconded by third-place finisher Porter Davis of Oklahoma City to elect Mr. McAnally by acclamation on the second ballot.
“The vote of acclamation was a continuing signal that the Oklahoma Republican Party is unified for the 2016 election cycle. We had three great candidates for Vice Chairman of our Party, and they all exemplified the character and vision we’re going to need in November,” said Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Pam Pollard.
“I’m looking forward to working again with DeWayne McAnally focusing on the historic number of open seats in addition to the Presidential Election of 2016. DeWayne brings a wealth of experience and a desire to unite the party around our candidates and conservative Oklahoma principles in November,” concluded Chairman Pollard.
DeWayne McAnally is a financial advisor residing in Oklahoma City. He is known for his work with children in the Oklahoma City area through the McAnally Foundation and the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.