Karen Gaddis Wins State House Seat to Replace Dan Kirby

Karen Gaddis, D-Tulsa, was elected to fill a seat vacated by the disgraced Republican Dan Kirby, by a margin of 52% to 48% in Tuesday night’s special election.

Tonight, experience and qualifications won over partisanship in House District 75,” said Kimberly Fobbs, chair of the Tulsa County Democratic Party.

“Karen’s rallying cry of  ‘Save Our Schools’ resonated with the voters of HD-75. The Oklahoma state legislature has continued to fail in funding our schools, as well as other core services for those vulnerable and at-risk in our state,” Fobbs said.

“Karen’s life experience as a teacher and counselor will be invaluable as she transitions to her role in the state legislature. Her dedication to education and the children of Oklahoma will guide her decisions as the representative of the citizens of HD-75.

“We know she will do great things as a legislator and serve her constituents faithfully and well,” Fobbs continued.

“The Tulsa County Democratic Party congratulates Karen, and would like to thank her volunteers, supporters and of course, the voters of House District 75,” Fobbs concluded.