Democrats to hear candidates for U.S. Senate August 8
YUKON, Okla. – Two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate will speak to the Canadian County Democrats at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 8, at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.
Former Oklahoma District 5 Congresswoman Kendra Horn is campaigning to fill the unexpired U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator Jim Inhofe.
Global cybersecurity leader Madison Horn will face Democratic challenger and attorney Jason Bollinger in the runoff primary on Tuesday, August 23. The runoff winner will challenge incumbent Senator James Langford on November 8.
Both candidates currently live in Oklahoma City. Though they share the same last name, they are not related.
Participants who want to join the Democrats’ meeting on Zoom may email firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 p.m. on Monday, August 8, to request a Zoom link and code required to attend.
The Canadian County Democrats live stream their meetings at https://www.facebook.com/CanadianCoDems.
A Chickasha native, Kendra Horn is a fifth-generation Oklahoman and a proud product of Oklahoma public schools,
In 2018, she won the biggest upset victory of the midterm election cycle when voters elected her to the 5th Congressional District, which had previously been held by Republicans for 44 years.
Horn is the first Democratic woman to represent Oklahoma in Congress.
She built a reputation as a bipartisan, effective, and accessible congresswoman, who hosted 54 town halls in two years — more than all of her predecessors in the last decade combined.
Horn served on the House Armed Services Committee where she was the vice chair of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee and focused on strategic and nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, nuclear safety, missile defense and national security space policy.
She worked tirelessly with her team to help thousands of Oklahomans access critical services, including veterans’ benefits, Social Security, Medicare, disability benefits, pandemic unemployment benefits and support for Oklahoma businesses.
“My parents taught me the importance of investing in people and serving my community,” Horn said. “I passionately believe in public service and am committed to building bridges, speaking truth to power and finding solutions to our most challenging problems.”
Horn earned a bachelor’s of arts in political science from the University of Tulsa and a juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas.
For more information, visit Kendra Horn’s website at https://kendrahorn.com/.
A native of the small farm town of Stilwell, Madison Horn is a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen who overcame poverty to become a global cybersecurity leader defending American interests against foreign adversaries, nation-states and terrorist organizations.
Growing up, Horn worked multiple jobs from laborer on the family farm to waitress and tutor. She accepted an entry-level job at a small cybersecurity firm and quickly ascended the ranks to gain expertise in technology and a keen understanding of today’s cybersecurity problems.
She worked within the startup ecosystem and global organizations to effectively expand and deliver elite cybersecurity capabilities, including ethical hacking, breach response, risk and threat management, security strategy and cyber-technology.
“Only 13 percent of children living in poverty escape it, and within cybersecurity, only 7 percent of women make it into leadership positions, while less than 1 percent lead global practices,” Horn said. “I have beaten those odds and am confident that I can continue to shatter expectations in the upcoming election on November 8th.”
“My decision to run for office was born out of grave disappointment in our current political leaders and the current political landscape,” she said. “I trust my perspective will bring something new to the political scene – trust in our government, faith in our democracy and hope for the future.”
Horn’s website at https://tinyurl.com/bde3vfdm contains more information about her professional experience and positions on key issues.
The Canadian County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, except December, at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard. The meetings are also live streamed on Zoom and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CanadianCoDems.
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Caption: Kendra Horn (left) and Madison Horn are campaigning for U.S. Senate seats in Oklahoma.