TULSA (May 13, 2010) – State Farm agent John Doak, a Republican candidate for insurance commissioner, will step down May 31 to concentrate on his campaign. “The pending election on Nov. 2 will define our state and country for years to come,” Doak said. “I believe Oklahomans want a change from the current liberal insurance commissioner, who was a 2008 Oklahoma delegate for Obama. We need a conservative leader who will oppose federal mandates and increased regulation. “I look forward to serving Oklahomans as a conservative voice against ObamaCare, and I will use my experience to knowledgeably shape workers’ compensation reform and medical malpractice reform in our state. I also will provide executive level leadership at the insurance department, a quality which is currently lacking.” Doak has provided insurance options to Oklahomans for most of his adult life, and has served as an executive leader in the insurance industry. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in political science and began his career as an insurance agent in 1989 before rising to the executive level in multiple insurance firms. Doak is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa and has served on a number of civic and non-profit organizations in Oklahoma. “I appreciate the opportunity I have had to interact with fantastic clients, and to work with the talented employees and executives of State Farm, from underwriting and claims to executive management. “Thank you to my friends and fellow agents, who are the independent backbone of State Farm, for a great experience. Special thanks my friends and clients as God leads me to public service.” Doak lives in Tulsa with his wife, Debby, and their two children, Zack and Kasey. The office of Doak for Insurance Commissioner is located at 5840 S. Memorial, Suite 333, in Tulsa. Call (918) 935-2010 or visit www.votefordoak.com for more information or to learn about donating to the campaign.