John ‘Okie’ Doak receives Sooner Republican Assembly endorsement, wins straw poll

TULSA, OKLA. (June 29, 2010) – John Doak, Republican candidate for Insurance Commissioner of Oklahoma, dominated the race at party events on Saturday.

Doak received the endorsement of the Sooner Republican Assembly at its endorsing convention in Moore that morning and also won the straw poll at the Cleveland County Republican Women’s Club in Norman that evening.

“We are pleased to endorse John,” said Kathy McBlair, President of the Sooner Republican Assembly. “Our membership believes he is the most qualified candidate for insurance commissioner, and that is why the Sooner Republican Assembly endorsed him.”

Doak, who recently resigned from State Farm to campaign full time, 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.

He is a pro-life candidate focusing his campaign on defeating the incumbent insurance commissioner, Democrat Kim Holland, in the general election in November.

Holland is out of touch with Oklahoma values,” Doak said. “In 2008, she served as an official delegate for Barack Obama – even though he lost every county in Oklahoma. In addition, she has refused to stand up for Oklahomans on a number of issues, including ObamaCare, workers’ compensation reform and the recently passed 1 percent tax on health insurance claims.”

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,