Goodman announces run for state chair

Todd Goodman, acting executive director of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, announced yesterday his candidacy for state party chair.

“Our state – and our party – stand at a crossroads today,” said Goodman. “Despite the serious problems that face us, including two wars, an uncertain economy and serious questions about our energy future, I believe we have an incredible opportunity to shape our future. The big problems force us to ask the big questions – and to find innovative answers.

“I am running for chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party because I believe those questions should be answered in a way that adheres to the Democratic principles of freedom, opportunity and security,” he added

“We need to shape a future in which all Oklahomans can achieve their dreams if they are willing to work hard and follow the rules. This is the essence of our Democratic values and it’s ingrained in the spirit of our nation.”

A native Oklahoman and a lifelong Democrat, Goodman was raised in Oklahoma City and spent much time during his childhood on the family farm in Shawnee. After pursuing his education in New Jersey and a career in medical device sales in New York, his love for Oklahoma and for Democratic politics brought him home.

Since returning to Oklahoma, Todd has worked for I.N.D.N.’s List and State Senator Andrew Rice. He currently works for the Oklahoma Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee, where he has served as field director, voter file manager and communications director. In August 2008, he served as executive director for the Oklahoma delegation at Democratic National Convention.

In addition to dedicating his time and energy to the Democratic Party, Todd has continued to shape his community by volunteering for several organizations. He currently sits on the Caddo Nation’s Housing Board, and is a proud and active member of his tribe. Todd is also a member of the Planning Committee for “Red Tie Night,” the premier fundraising event for the Oklahoma Aids Care Fund. Todd continues to volunteer for Loaves and Fishes, Habitat for Humanity, Regional Food Bank and is an active member of both the Paseo Neighborhood Association and the Sequoyah Neighborhood Association.

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