Chris Powell and seven other candidates appear at NSU forum

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell participated in a forum hosted by the Oklahoma Academy at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah on Tuesday. “We have $450 million in incentives before the rubber-stamp Incentive Evaluation Commission,” Powell said. “None of that is being talked about. Our Legislature apparently thinks every red cent of that is essential to […]

Oklahoma libertarian: Top-two primaries are bad for democracy

The Daily Oklahoman featured an opinion piece by former Oklahoma Libertarian Party chair and current gubernatorial candidate Chris Powell opposing the suggestion from the Oklahoma Academy that our state move to a “Top-Two” primary system. See the article at http://newsok.com/article/5583742.

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 […]