June 12, 2018 Comments are off Ross4OK
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Michael Participates in TCTA West Tulsa Forum; Next Forum is 6/21


On Monday, June 11th, Michael Ross was the only Democratic candidate for HD 68 to attend a candidate forum at Daniel Webster High School sponsored by Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA), as part of their “111th Mile.” The main focus of the forum was education, with candidates fielding a mixture of pre-selected questions and questions from audience members.

“I’m grateful to the TCTA for the invitation to participate,” Michael said. “Forums like this are yet another example of how teachers in the community are leading the way in civic engagement.”

In addition to educators and members of the community, television crews from Tulsa’s channels 6 and 8, the CBS and ABC affiliates respectively, attended, using footage from the HD 68 session in their 10pm broadcasts. Channel 6’s coverage can be found here, while Channel 8’s story can be found here.

TCTA’s “111th Mile” is a reference to the 110 mile walk undertaken by area educators during April’s teacher walkout. The name implies that teachers are now going the extra mile in service of their classrooms and communities.

Michael will join TCTA again on Thursday, June 21, in a second HD 68 forum to be held at Memorial High School. Find more information here.

May 27, 2018 Comments are off Ross4OK
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Michael Stands Out at the Bixby & Jenks PLAC Candidate Forum

On Thursday, May 17th, the Parent Legislative Action Committees from Bixby and Jenks hosted a forum for legislative candidates focusing on education. All nine candidates for House District 68 participated, answering three pre-selected questions and, as time allowed, questions from the audience before giving a closing statement.

Thank you to the PLACs for hosting the event, and to the television production students who filmed!

May 15, 2018 Comments are off Ross4OK
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Michael Ross Endorsed by Past President of UCO, NSU

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 Webb
       Former President of NSU and UCO
April 15, 2018 Comments are off Ross4OK
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Michael Featured In Filing Day Report

Michael was featured in a story on teachers filing to run for office. This story ran on Oklahoma City’s Channel 9 and its sister station, Tulsa’s Channel 6.

Michael Speaks with CNN During OK Teacher Walkout

Michael spoke with CNN’s Nick Valencia about his dedication to advocacy on behalf of his students on April 3, the second day of the Oklahoma teacher walkout.