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Oklahomans Flock to Run for Office in November
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:55 AM

Robyn Matthews Filing at State Capitol

A record number of Oklahomans have formally declared their intentions to run for elective office in November. Cornerstone’s own Robyn Matthews was among the 417 candidates to file official paperwork during the state’s three-day filing period.

Matthews, legislative assistant and PAC coordinator for the Oklahoma Credit Union Association, is vying to represent House District 85 in northwest Oklahoma City.

“I was honored Wednesday to file my paperwork to officially become a candidate for House District 85,” Matthews said. “I look forward to the opportunity to represent the residents of HD85 at the State Capital. Since announcing my intentions to run earlier this year, I have been humbled by the tremendous support and encouragement I have received from so many credit union professionals, not just in Oklahoma but across the entire Cornerstone region."

Matthews will face three other candidates seeking the Republican nomination. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Cyndi Monson who won the seat during a special election last summer.

To learn more about Robyn’s campaign you can visit her website at www.RobynMatthewsHouse85.com

The Oklahoma legislature is comprised of 101 representatives and 48 senators. Only 13 of those seats will be uncontested.

The large field of candidates can be partially attributed to a significant number of open seats resulting from either term limits or by those members who elected to retire before their terms expired.

Nate Webb, president of the Oklahoma Credit Union Association, believes the 2016 election cycle will result in a tremendous change at the Oklahoma State Capital.

“We know for certain there will be at least 39 freshmen in the State Legislature next year and possibly more, depending on the outcome in November," Webb said. "We will be analyzing all of the races to identify those individuals we believe will be supportive of issues important to Oklahoma credit unions."

Webb concludes, "It will be especially important for all of our credit union professionals and volunteers to get involved in the coming months.”