Senate Democratic Leader
Senator John Sparks
Senate District 16
For Immediate Release: March 16, 2017
Sen. John Sparks
Oklahoma Senate Democrats call for
immediate resignation of Sen. Ralph Shortey
The Oklahoma State Senate Democrat caucus issued a statement
Thursday through their leader, Sen.
John Sparks, D-Norman, calling for the immediate resignation of
State Sen. Ralph Shortey.
“In light of the disturbing evidence and charges filed by the
Cleveland County District Attorney’s office, Senator Shortey should
immediately resign from his seat.
Remaining a member of the Senate is not an option for Sen. Shortey.
His constituents deserve a senator focused on the needs and concerns
of southwest Oklahoma City. Given the gravity of these events, Sen.
Shortey will clearly not be able to do that.
We are calling on him to make the right choice for the citizens of
Senate District 44, as well the State of Oklahoma, and immediately
tender his resignation from our august body.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the alleged victim as well as
Senator Shortey’s family.”
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