House District 68 candidate Michael Ross receives endorsement from W. Roger Webb, past president of the University of Central Oklahoma.
TULSA, OK (May 15, 2018) — Michael Ross, candidate for the Democratic nomination in the race for Oklahoma’s House District 68, announced Tuesday that he had been personally endorsed by W. Roger Webb, the past president of two of the state’s distinguished universities, the University of Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State University.
“I am thrilled to receive the support of President Webb,” Ross said. “During my time as a student and beyond, President Webb has been a teacher, mentor, and friend to me, and lessons learned under his guidance helped shape my commitment to serving others.”
“I intend to take those lessons and put them to work for the people of my district,” Ross added.
In a statement citing Ross’s dedication to his students and community, Webb indicated a strong belief in Ross’s leadership abilities.
“It was obvious that [Ross] had a heart for teaching but he also possessed a quick perceptive mind and a deep understanding issues facing working people in Oklahoma,” Webb said in his statement.
“The voters of HD 68 will be well served by Michael Ross fighting for them at the state Capitol.”
Ross, a 14-year veteran classroom teacher who has spent the last five years at Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, is on the ballot in the Democratic primary. Voting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th.
House District 68 covers sections of West Tulsa, Jenks, Glenpool, Sapulpa, and more along Highway 75.
The full text of Roger Webb’s endorsement is below:
“It has been my privilege to know Michael Ross for over 15 years since he was a member of the Presidents Leadership Class at the University of Central Oklahoma. Michael was a leader in a class of outstanding leaders. He was an excellent student but he exhibited maturity and insight far beyond his years. It was obvious that he had a heart for teaching but he also possessed a quick perceptive mind and a deep understanding issues facing working people in Oklahoma. Since his graduation I have been impressed with his strong work ethic, his commitment to public service, and devotion to family. The voters of HD 68 will be well served by Michael Ross fighting for them at the state Capitol.”Roger WebbFormer President of NSU and UCO