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Cornerstone's Robyn Matthews Announces OK House 85 Candidacy
Monday, February 1, 2016 6:55 AM

Cornerstone's Robyn Matthews Announces OK House 85 Candidacy

Robyn Matthews, the legislative assistant and PAC coordinator for Cornerstone Credit Union League and the Oklahoma Credit Union Association, announced Wednesday that she will be a Republican candidate for House District 85, vowing to continue her family’s tradition of providing conservative leadership in Oklahoma County. Matthews is a long-time resident of the district.

“I’ve been blessed to work with many impressive conservative women, but my grandmother, Jewel Matthews, was certainly the most influential,” Matthews said. “She introduced me to politics at an early age, and taught me the importance of standing up for your beliefs and serving others.”

Matthews has served as a campaign manager and deputy campaign manager for a statewide campaign and congressional campaign, respectively. Her work for the Oklahoma Credit Union Association includes efforts to develop a pro-credit union legislative agenda for the organization and management of the group’s political fundraising efforts.

Since graduating from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Matthews has worked in the private sector and the political arena. In addition to Oklahoma Credit Union, she has worked for Business Imaging Systems, KSBI-TV, and Casady School in a variety of communications positions. While at KSBI, Matthews received the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting Award for Long-Form Programming (General) from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters.

"We are facing many difficult challenges in Oklahoma with the downturn in the economy and a state budget shortfall this year approaching $1 billion," said Matthews. "In the next few years, our financial challenges will continue in Oklahoma. We need to prioritize and fund what Oklahomans view as the greatest responsibilities of government: educating our children, ensuring the public safety of our citizens, and providing a strong infrastructure and expanding tax base to attract more and better paying jobs. I want to be a constructive, positive voice in the legislature to work toward these goals and others."