John Doak for insurance commissioner wins straw poll in Cleveland County

TULSA, OKLA. (June 15, 2010) – John Doak, Republican candidate for Insurance Commissioner of Oklahoma, participated in Friday’s meeting of the Cleveland County GOP at Hillsdale College in Moore along with a number of other statewide candidates.

In the straw poll taken at the meeting, he led his opponents for the position of insurance commissioner by 2:1.

“The office of insurance commissioner should be used to protect Oklahoma citizens from paying higher health care costs and taxes while improving Oklahoma’s economy by drawing more companies to our state,” Doak said. “With my diverse, executive-level experience in the insurance industry and troubleshooting insurance problems for individuals, families and businesses, I am uniquely qualified for this position.”

Doak, is a Tulsa-area businessman and insurance professional who recently stepped down as a State Farm agent to campaign full time. He previously held the positions of managing director of Aon Risk Services of Oklahoma and vice president of Marsh USA Inc. as well as serving as an agent with SVP of Ascension Insurance and as an agent with Farmers Insurance.

“Oklahomans have proven they do not want federal mandates and increased regulation,” Doak said. “I look forward to serving Oklahomans as a conservative voice against ObamaCare. As insurance commissioner, I will vocally oppose socialized health care and government mandated insurance while advocating for association health plans, which would immediately provide cost savings and options for business owners to fight rising health care costs.”

Doak seeks to carry the Republican Party’s banner for Insurance Commissioner of Oklahoma against incumbent Democrat Kim Holland, who was an official delegate for President Barack Obama, in the general election in November. When elected in 2006, her opponent trailed her by less than 5 percent and carried the two metropolitan counties, including her home county.

The headquarters of Doak for Insurance Commissioner is located at 5840 S. Memorial, Suite 333, in Tulsa. Call (918) 935-2010 or visit for more information.

Doak lives in Tulsa with his wife, Debby, and their two children, Zack and Kasey. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and is a former board member the Tulsa Ronald McDonald House, the Tulsa Opera and the Dillon International Adoption Agency.

Media contact: Jami Fichte, (405) 808-7363,