Mark’s slate complete with Marcus Bruner as candidate for ODP Treasurer

Mark is excited to announce that Marcus Bruner is joining his ticket as the candidate for treasurer, completing a full four-person slate that represents diverse communities, backgrounds, ages and regions of the state. The slate consists of Mark Henricksen, chair; T. Sheri Dickerson, Vice Chair; Amanda Jean Volner, Secretary; and Marcus Bruner, Treasurer.

Mark is thrilled to have such an outstanding young person joining his team. “Marcus is highly qualified to enter the leadership of our party. His educational and professional background in hospital management certainly qualify him for the specific duties as treasurer. He brings to the leadership needed diversity; he is young and energetic, and as an African American, he helps the leadership look like the Democratic Party.”

Here is a bit about Marcus, a most impressive young man, from his campaign flyer:

Demonstrated Community Leadership in Cherokee County

  • B.S. in Healthcare Administration from Northeastern State University
  • Board Member of Tahlequah Parks & Recreations, Tahlequah Area Coalition for the Homeless, Tahlequah Kiwanis, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
  • Volunteer with the Boys & Girls Club of Tahlequah, Salvation Army in Welling, Oklahoma, and the Martin Luther King Center in Muskogee


My experience includes organizing and controlling NeoHealths Accounts Receivables and helping patients start payment plans for over two years and also serving as Chair and Bookkeeper for a 501C3 scholarship organization for almost three years now.

I also was in Leadership 19 in Tahlequah that raised $70k in nine months to build a special needs play Park.

I believe in engaging with the future generations and helping them overcome any barriers that might prevent them from being successful.

I’m thrilled to be running with Democrats who care and value the people.

I truly believe that we as Democrats can restore not only the United States, but Oklahoma, to a society where we care about each other and address the needs of those less fortunate than us. Like you, my fellow Democrats, I believe that this is what’s right.

Oklahoma needs us to restore the values and goals for the citizens and future citizens of Oklahoma. This is why I decided to run for state office in the Democratic Party. I am asking for your support and your vote.