Published April 8, 2016 by Tiffany Liou (News9)
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Between 30 and 40 Oklahoma educators are running for a spot at the Capitol and they’re filing at the same time next week.
Judy Mullen Hopper is one of them, running for senate. She is frustrated with budget cuts on education. Mullen Hopper retired last year after 35 years.
“I retired with mixed emotions. I knew I had to, just because emotionally I was drained, but I also knew that those kiddos and those parents still needed a voice for them, so here I am,” Mullen Hopper said.
On Wednesday at 4 p.m., all the educators are meeting at the basement level of the Capitol to file for office.
A Political Action Committee (PAC) has also been created by an organization called Oklahoma Parents and Educators for Public Education to support any pro-public education candidates.Follow @FortySixNews