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Pam Pollard

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Pam Pollard is the current chair of the Republican Party of Oklahoma. She has previously served as the Vice Chair of the Republican party of Oklahoma, and the President of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women,. In addition she is the Owner and President of Pollard Accounting and Tax Service.

As state Chairwoman, Pollard was a delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention, but she was not bound to a predetermined candidate.[1] She was among the handful of unbound delegates nationwide who publicly announced support for Donald Trump before the July 18 Convention, enabling Trump to clinch the nomination on May 26, 2016.[2][3] She told the Associated Press that, "I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn't like where our country is,... I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump."[2] British political reporter Jack Blanchard described Pollard as "divisive".[3]

Pollard was an enthusiastic supporter of Sarah Palin in 2008.[4]

Education[edit]

Pam Pollard graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Forest Engineering.[citation needed] Later she returned to school and earned a B.A in Accounting from East Central University.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Private Sector[edit]

Pam Pollard worked in small business accounting and tax preparation for over 27 years.[5]

Politics and Community Service[edit]

Pam Pollard served on the Board of Directors for The Hugs Project. In 2004 she served as the coordinator for the 72 hour "Get Out The Vote" program for the Republican Party of Oklahoma.[citation needed] Later, in 2005 she took a job as an office manager and scheduler for Congressman Ernest Istook's 2006 gubernatorial campaign. Later that year she became the state treasurer for the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women.[citation needed]

In 2007, Pollard was elected as the chair of the Oklahoma County Republican Party and became the assistant state director with Americans for Prosperity.[citation needed] In 2010 she worked with Mary Fallin's gubernatorial campaign.[citation needed]

Pollard was elected President of the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Woman in 2014.[citation needed] Later, in 2015, Pollard campaigned for Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party. She lost the election to Randy Brogdon but after Brogdon resigned, she was elected.[6]

References[edit]

  1. Denwalt, Dale (30 March 2016). "Party time: State's prospective GOP delegates look ahead to convention". The Journal Record. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ohlemacher, Stephen (27 May 2016). "Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination". St. Louis Post - Dispatch. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blanchard, Jack (27 May 2016). "YIKES! TRUMP GETS THE NOD: Now unstoppable as key votes secured". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  4. Harnden, Tony (5 September 2008). "Delegates hail Palin as the new Thatcher". London Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  5. Clements, Mike (October 8, 2015). "A Look at Pam Pollard and Why She Seeks to be the Next Chairman of the OKGOP". FortySix News. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  6. Dinger, Matt (October 12, 2015). "Oklahoma Republican Party chooses new chairman". The Oklahoman. Retrieved December 4, 2017.

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