John Doak Wins by Landslide in GOP Runoff for Insurance Commissioner

Aug. 25, 2010

GOP nominee focuses on November, making Oklahoma more business friendly

TULSA, Okla. – John Doak won the GOP runoff Tuesday over former Insurance Commissioner John Crawford.

Doak, of Tulsa, took the lead early in the polls and never lost it, winning the Republican Nomination for Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner with 71 percent of the vote. He will represent the Republican Party in the Nov. 2 general election.

“Thank you to everyone who voted Okie Doak,” Doak said. “We are honored by the support we have received as well as pleased by the national, state and local endorsements of my campaign. I am proud to have earned the Republican nomination.”

Since the Primary Election on July 27, in which no candidate received a majority in the insurance commissioner’s race, a number of highly respected Republican leaders endorsed Doak. These supporters include former Presidential Candidate and Governor Mike Huckabee, U.S. Senator Don Nickles, former Congressman J.C. Watts and current Corporation Commissioners Dana Murphy and Jeff Cloud.

“The full focus can now turn to the differences between me and the Democratic candidate, Kim Holland, who was a 2008 Oklahoma delegate for Barack Obama,” Doak said. “I have bipartisan support across the state, and Oklahomans will have a clear choice to make in November.”

“I look forward to beginning a dialogue with insurance companies, both inside and outside Oklahoma, to enhance the business climate of our state and improve its economy by drawing more companies here as the next Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner as well as protecting Oklahomans from irresponsible rate increases and taxes,” Doak said.

He is a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit against Obama Care and is an advocate of implementing health care solutions at the state level, of buying insurance across state lines and of association health plans to increase options and lower insurance costs for Oklahomans.


Doak has served as an agent for Farmers Insurance and State Farm Insurance as well as serving in executive positions with national companies such as Marsh Inc. and Aon Risk Services and is a member of the Asbury Methodist Church and the National Rifle Association. He lives in Tulsa with his wife, Debby, and their two children, Zack and Kasey.


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