Fallin vetoed the wrong bill and harmed individual rights with both, says Powell regarding SB1212 and SB1140

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell responded to Governor Fallin’s veto of SB1212 and signing of SB1140 by saying that it should have been exactly the opposite. SB1212, known as Constitutional Carry, would have recognized the right of Oklahomans to choose to be armed. SB1140 will allow adoption agencies supported by taxpayer dollars to discriminate against […]

Powell is pleased that SQ 788 is on the June 26th ballot

Former Oklahoma Libertarian Party chairman and current gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell issued the following statement in response to Gov. Fallin placing SQ 788 regarding medical cannabis on the primary election ballot: “I am gratified to know that SQ 788 will be put before the people of Oklahoma sooner rather than later, and applaud the multitudes […]

Powell calls Fallin veto latest example of failed leadership

Former Oklahoma Libertarian Party chairman and current gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell issued the following statement in response to Gov. Fallin’s veto of all but a few portions of HB1019, the revised general appropriations bill: “This latest plot twist in the ongoing budget fiasco exemplifies the ongoing failure of leadership from the Governor’s office. We are […]

Libertarian calls Legislature dysfunctional after budget deal failure

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell was unsparing in his criticism of legislative leaders and Gov. Fallin after HB 1054 failed to achieve the necessary 76 votes to pass. “They can’t even enact a bad solution, so the people of Oklahoma get no solution at all,” said Powell, “this failure is just another demonstration of the […]

Powell blames both the Legislature and Governor for mental health cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Powell blames both the Legislature and Governor for mental health cuts In the wake of unprecedented cuts to mental health services by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced by Commissioner Terri White, leading Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell placed the blame squarely on state legislative leaders and […]

What is a Libertarian? event featured on Shawnee News-Star calendar

Calendar Sept.-Oct. 2017 – Shawnee News-Star – Sept. 22, 2017 October 12 At 6:30 p.m., Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell will be at the Shawnee Library at 101 N. Philadelphia St. in Shawnee to offer an introduction to the Libertarian Party for those who are interested in an option that has never been on the […]

Fallin flip flops on budget cuts, says Powell

Fallin flip flops on budget cuts, says Powell Chris Powell, the leading Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, accused Governor Fallin of speaking out of both sides of her mouth about budget cuts in the special session. “When the Governor called the special session she claimed to have provided a ‘list of efficiencies’ to budget committee chairs in […]

Powell applauds Court’s decision

Powell applauds Court’s decision – The Antlers American – August 17th, 2017 Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell hailed the decision of the state Supreme Court to declare the $1.50 cigarette tax increase passed with less than a threefourths majority in the final five days of the legislative session to be a revenue raising measure and […]

Lawmakers, organizations respond to Thursday ruling

Cigarette tax struck down Lawmakers, organizations respond to Thursday ruling – Stillwater News Press – August 10, 2017 Chris Powell, Libertarian gubernatorial candidate: “If this had been upheld it would have entirely gutted the meaning of SQ 640. This almost certainly means a special session for this dysfunctional Legislature to try again. I have no […]