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Latest updates from the campaign:

Monday, March 5, 2018 10:50 PM

Week 5, Day 1: The Eve of Chaos

My original expectation for this week was to wait until the end of the week and provide you with a summary of all four days, but that quickly got shelved under the pile of bills we were expected to deal with today (26, but we were only able to get through 16).

Saturday, March 3, 2018 5:00 PM

Week 4: Getting Back to Work

Last week, we got two “Snow Days” and just like the kids at school, I was thrilled with the time off; but I did recognize that the time wasn’t really “off”, it was just delayed until this week - we spent more time in committee meetings and on the House floor. I’ve already posted about the frustrations of committee hearings (Republican bills fly through, Democratic bills struggle (if heard at all), so I’ll primarily discuss some of the bills that were heard and voted-on on the floor:

Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:45 PM

Week 3 - Snow Days for the Legislature

Monday was spent passing the legislation to finish off the Special Session (Read my recent post-President’s Day – Week 3, Day 1). Tuesday was one of the “early days” where we start Session at 9:00 a.m. and usually finish before noon. Tuesday was FFA Day at the Capitol; hundreds of students wearing blue FFA jackets were presented in the House and then they served a wonderful barbeque pork lunch to everyone in the building. In between their presentation and lunch, the House passed four bills (should have been five, but one lacked a Senate co-sponsor):

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:45 PM

Week 3, Day 1 - President's Day

Sunday, February 18, 2018 10:05 PM

STEP UP DAY (Week 2, Day 1):

The most disappointing aspect of the entire House vote, however, was the press conference held by Speaker McCall after the vote failed. He totally abandoned any hope of leadership in his absolute refusal to seek any form of compromise, to continue any form of arbitration, to turn his back on Oklahoma teachers and public employees and walk away to his comfortable office and lifestyle. HE is a major part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:25 PM

2018 Session - Week 1

The Opening Session began with an Invocation and then we immediately gaveled in as an extension of the Second Special Session. The Governor had extended our purpose: to pass new revenue to fix the budget and to fund mental health and addiction treatment.

Monday, January 1, 2018 11:45 PM

Happy New Year!

Representing the people of District 75 has been a real blessing to me. I have met a lot of interesting people, made a lot of new friends, and had a lot of new opportunities. When I decided to run for this position, I decided that my primary goals were to consider the needs of the people first and to make public education my platform issue.

Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:27 PM

Update from Rep. Gaddis

So much has happened since my election as State Representative to District 75 on July 11th! The days that followed were a whirlwind of interviews with both local news stations and with national news outlets as well. Everyone was surprised we had flipped a long-time red district to blue and attributed it to everything from discontent with national politics and politicians to the weather. But in my opinion, I simply conclude that the voters of District 75 were tired of the same old politics-as-usual and were interested in a change to transparent, responsible leadership with integrity.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 1:25 PM

Are You Satisfied?

Are you satisfied living in a state where our teachers are leaving in droves for greener pastures; where the jobs moving in are low-level and low-pay with little-to-no benefits; where ALL roads are in a constant state of repair or disrepair; where our rural hospitals and nursing homes are closing because of lack of Medicaid payments?

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