On Nov. 3 Ballot

Lowe Seeking Reelection

Oklahoma State Rep. Jason Lowe speaks to the media Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 in Oklahoma City after he and other advocates for tighter gun laws filed a lawsuit challenging a new Oklahoma law that will allow people to carry firearms without a background check or training. Lowe filed his lawsuit Monday in Oklahoma county, arguing the law violates a constitutional requirement that bills deal with only one subject matter. (AP Photo/Sean Murphy)

State Rep. Jason Lowe (Dem., Oklahoma City) is seeking reelection and will be on the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Representing State House District 97, he has fought against the law passed by a Republican-controlled Legislature that allows practically any Oklahoman to carry a gun without a permit or training and has been an advocate for criminal justice reform.

“Never in my life, has the fight for justice, liberty and equality been more important,” he said in a news release.

“I am willing to go the distance.  I am not afraid to fight for what is right.  I will say what needs to be said.  I will do what needs to be done.”

The state representative is a lawyer and has a private criminal law practice.

He spearheaded the petition drive to oppose the so-called “permitless carry” gun law.

That drive succeeded in getting more than 37,000 signatures.

The legislator co-authored of State House Bill 2881 to expand access to drug court rehabilitation programs.

He is a member of the Oklahoma City Mayor’s Law Enforcement Task Force, a group working to help ensure safe policing practices.

“The vitality of civil rights, proper safety  and criminal justice reform will guarantee a prosperous future for District 97,” State Rep. Lowe said.

“We cannot ignore the fact that new laws must be written and old laws amended for our community to do more than simply survive.

“The time for systemic change is now.”

A survivor of the coronavirus, State Rep. Lowe has been supportive of mask-wearing mandates and COVID-19 tests.

He is author of State HB 2866, a bill he said protects single mothers from excessive fees in the child-support system.

Also, he has been part of the leadership of an effort to help Oklahomans facing eviction due to reduced income due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The state representative helped raise $40,000 for a Langston University scholarship fund.

“I believe progress can only occur when the community analyzes where we have been, where we are and where we want to go,” the legislator commented.

 “We must honor those that have walked before us and ensure we pass the baton to those that walk behind us.”

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