Betty Jean Harris, professor and activist - "I enthusiastically endorse Mark Henricksen for Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair. Mark, a trial attorney who focuses on death penalty issues, has a long history of activism around progressive causes. He has phone-banked and canvassed, and has been a donor for political candidates such as Senator Bernie Sanders, and local candidates. … More
Robyn Lemon Sellers, activist and philanthropist - "Besides the fact that he represents my own understanding of what it means to be a true Democrat, Mark Henricksen has my 100% support because he walks well along the line of healthy skepticism – questioning conventional wisdom and widely accepted but disproven ideas – without crossing over into cynicism, … More
Ryan Kiesel, former Oklahoma State Represenative - "The upcoming election for party chair is the first step towards amplifying voices that are all too often marginalized within the Democratic Party. I hope you will join me in lending your support to Mark Henricksen for State Democratic Party Chair. Mark is as thoughtful as he is unapologetic about … More
Jesse Jackson (of OKC), chair of Oklahoma County Democratic Party, pastor, activist - Jesse Jackson of Oklahoma City, a community activist with Black Lives Matter and Occupy the Corners OKC today endorsed the ticket of Mark Henricksen and Sheri Dickerson, for Chair and Vice chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party.
Brett Baldwin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Freedom Oklahoma - "I am supporting and endorsing my friend and mentor, Mark Henricksen, for Chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. I have had the privilege to work alongside Mark on the front lines of the fight for LGBTQ and women’s rights during his own tenure as Chairman of the Board of Freedom … More
Nathaniel Batchelder, Director of Peace House Oklahoma City - "Oklahoma needs Mark Henricksen’s political leadership in whatever position we can elect him to. His life history of integrity, principled advocacy, intelligent and articulate civil engagement with allies and opponents make him the kind of leader sorely needed in these times. Moreover, younger activists in America are flocking to leaders … More
Juanita Sykes Romo, Co-founder and Past President of LULAC Oklahoma City, Past President of ACLU of Oklahoma - "I wholeheartedly support Mark Henricksen for Oklahoma Democratic Party chairman. We need a new direction for the Democratic Party in Oklahoma; Mark Henricksen is the right person to lead the way." LULAC - The League of United Latin American Citizens
Cathy Cummings, activist, former Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor - "I am supporting and endorsing Mark Henrickson for the Ok Democratic State Party Chair! I've known Mark for many years and have personally seen him in action with The ACLU of Oklahoma, and Freedom Oklahoma! He is a champion for those who feel they have no voice! He fights injustice! … More
Jim Roth, former Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner, activist - “I have known and respected Mark Henricksen for 20 years and every day, and in every way, he fights for regular folks to achieve the American Dream. Mark is a leader we need to bring hope, good public policies, strong elected leaders and the change that matters to all our … More
Ed Shadid, OKC Councilman, Ward 2 - "I believe there is probably no single event which would transform the electoral success of the ODP and political conversation among Oklahomans than the election of Mark Henricksen to ODP Chair. Mark is a personal hero of mine with decades of fighting for progressive causes; a man I love to … More
Dr. Tom Guild, Professor Emeritus University of Central Oklahoma and candidate for Congress OK-5 - "The Oklahoma Democratic Party has a chance to make a major break with the past by electing Mark Henricksen as its new state chair. The ODP lost 7 seats in the Oklahoma State Legislature in the 2016 general election. The party lost one third of its state senate caucus in … More
Troy Stevenson, Executive Director, Freedom Oklahoma - "Mark has the vision to make the ODP relevant for the first time in years. I look forward having a Democratic Party that my community is able to work with, a party that actually supports minority communities, and helps elect progressive candidates."
Our Revolution - The Board Members of Our Revolution granted the endorsement based on a thorough review of the application and recommendations from Bernie staffers. The Board consists of Nina Turner, Former Ohio State Senator; Jim Hightower, Political Leader, National Radio Commentator & Writer; Jim Zogby, Arab American Human Rights Leader; Huck Gutman, Former Chief of … More