Tulsa County Democrats Meet

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Democrats elect state senator as chairwoman

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa County Democrats have elected state Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre as their chairwoman without opposition.

The group of about 175 people met Saturday and elected Tulsa attorney Michael Whalen as the county's vice chairman.

Eason McIntyre tells the Tulsa World that Democrats should stop acting and voting like Republicans if Democrats want to continue having a voice in Oklahoma politics.

She says the party needs to "revitalize and renew" itself by getting in touch with its core values and the heritage that made it great.

The group rejected a resolution to give "priority support" to candidates who "openly endorse and defend the core principles, resolutions and platforms of the national and state Democratic Party."

Joy Whitman, the county party's immediate past vice-chairwoman, says the resolution would have eliminated potential candidates.

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)