The former state representative and state senator and a previous candidate for lieutenant governor said she will run as a candidate for the District 1 post of the Oklahoma County Commission.
Former State Sen. Anastasia Pittman (Dem., Oklahoma City) announced her candidacy at a “Unite the People” rally at Scissortail Park.
The candidate will hold a “meet and greet” event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, at The Event Center, 4502 NE 23rd St. “We have serious problems with our Oklahoma County Jail,” the candidate said, “and it is no secret that we have a countywide concern about how taxpayer dollars are being handled and about the safety of the offenders we house there.”
“My goal is to prioritize the issues of the county jail and the jail trust,” former State Sen. Pittman said at the rally.
“In addition, as your county commissioner, my goal is to work toward expanding the services the county provides and securing funding for our public schools and ensuring safety for our senior citizen centers.”
“As your District 1 county commissioner, I will work for affordable transportation, and for beautiful parks and green spaces,” she said.
Before former State Sen. Pittman was elected to that position, she served as a state representative.
“As a servant leader for Oklahoma, my legislative experience and community leadership gives me a unique perspective on how successful county government could be.,” the candidate declared.
“My plan for District 1 has the solutions we need, right now,” she said.
“I believe that your quality of life should not be determined by your zip code. Everyone in every community deserves to have access to the same level of high quality, effective services and infrastructure.”
Anastasia Pittman has been a resident of Spencer and Oklahoma City for almost 50 years.
She is a fifth generation Oklahoman with dual citizenship as a member and sixth generation of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.
Former State Sen. Pittman is a former classroom teacher, who taught for more than 10 years.
She was a radio talk show host for 15 years and is a community activist.
She graduated from Star Spencer High School, the University of Oklahoma, Langston University and the College of Law of the University of Oklahoma.