Rogers County Democrats to host Connie Johnson


Members of the Rogers County Democrats will host Oklahoma governor candidate Connie Johnson at their regular meeting this month.

Johnson served in the Oklahoma Senate, representing District 48, which encompasses portions of northeastern and northwestern Oklahoma County until 2014.

She was first elected to the state senate in a special election in September 2005.

Johnson became the first African American woman nominated for a major statewide office in Oklahoma and the first woman US Senate nominee from Oklahoma of any party when she won the Democratic primary run-off of the United States Senate special election in Oklahoma, 2014.

“We’re very excited to be welcoming Connie to Rogers County, and we’re looking forward to hearing her thoughts about government and her bid for governor,” said James Blouch, Rogers County Democrats. “As always, our meetings are free and open to the public.”

Johnson will join the Rogers County Democrats at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Rogers County Building, 416 S. Brady in Claremore.

For more information, contact the Rogers County Democrats at 918-406-1186.