How We Treat People Really Does Matter

…Party Unity for Thee, but Not for Me

Unfortunately, the Washington County/District 1 leadership’s handling of an upcoming fundraiser in Dewey called me to point out that calls for “Party unity” must be consistent.  How we treat people matters – all of the time – not depending upon which faction is in or out of power. 
On Jul 19, 2015, at 5:26 PM, Sandra Crosnoe wrote:
When I first received the letter below from Suzanne Callihan on behalf of Grace Farmer, I was stunned at the many levels of poor protocol and bad behavior for unity of the party embedded.  So I called Randy Brogdon our recently elected State Republican Party Chair to see if he had even been invited to the event. The answer was no he had not.  So I proceeded to write a note to Grace and see if she would correct the problems.  Here is a copy of my note sent on July 16th:
In reviewing the press release, I find myself mystified at the breach of protocol in excluding our new Republican Party State Chair as one of your special guest speakers. When I first read it I hoped that Randy had been invited but declined. Unfortunately, when I called him today, he reported that he was not invited.
I would not like to think that Randy was purposefully excluded but it might very well be difficult for many people involved with the party to avoid drawing that conclusion, based on history. Considering that Party leadership should set an example and avoid all appearance of impropriety or personal conflicts of interest, it would seem that the obvious thing to do would be secure an appearance or attendance by Randy and send out an updated, corrected version of the release.
I do hope to hear from you within a day or two about corrective action on this so that I don’t find myself in an awkward position when I update my network about upcoming events and can send the corrected version.  I would also hope that the revised version would be sent to everyone that the original was sent to as well.

Sandra Crosnoe
cc:  Suzanne Callihan

No apology note or corrected email has gone out so far to my knowledge.  I understand that now Randy Brodgon has had a phone call or message from Grace inviting him to or letting him know about the event.  Time will tell if he will be given the respect due the office or even if he will be able to attend the event due to this late notice.
Meanwhile I am asking all my Washington County friends to make sure that whatever they are giving the local party for the event below, please take time to be a Minuteman for the State Party.  It is easy and you can donate monthly or annually here >>> or click on pic below.
OKGOP Minuteman

For Life and Liberty,

Sandra Crosnoe
PCT Chair Washington County
Alt National Delegate 2012


Begin forwarded message:
From: Suzanne Callihan <>
Subject: Washington County Republican Party Fundraiser 8/1 at Dewey Fairgrounds
Date: July 13, 2015 at 10:05:32 PM CDT
Reply-To: Suzanne Callihan <>


Washington County Republican Party Holding a Fundraiser on August 1
JULY 13, 2015
The Washington County Republican Party will be holding a fundraiser on August 1, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Dewey.  The casual BBQ dinner is open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets online ahead of the event.  Guest speakers include Bartlesville native and Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello and Oklahoma Republican Party State vice Chair, Estella Hernandez.  Special guest, Jim Bridenstine who represents Oklahoma’s First District will also be in attendance.
Mark Costello, a fourth generation Oklahoman was born in Bartlesville and was first elected as Labor Commissioner in 2010.  Before being elected to office, Mark founded several companies, creating hundreds of jobs within Oklahoma.   Since being elected, he has fought in finding efficiencies within the Labor Commissioners office, saving taxpayers well over a half a million dollars. 
Estela Hernandez has been married for 14 years and is the mother of 3 kids. Together, she and her husband own and operate a local construction company. She was elected Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party on April 11, 2015.  She is Chairman of the Community Engagement Committee for Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women.  She helped develop a successful community engagement program for OKC Republican Women’s Club and Oklahoma County GOP.  By attending monthly naturalization ceremonies, she is registering new citizens to vote and sharing with them the importance of civic engagement.  
The mission of the Washington County Republican Party is to continue growth of the GOP at the grassroots level within Washington County through voter registration; education and helping Republican candidates get elected to offices.
The Fundraiser is from 4pm to 6pm on August 1.  Tickets are $30 and sponsorships are available.  A live auction will be hosted by State National Committeeman Steve Fair.  All proceeds help support the Washington County GOP activities including local candidate’s elections. Tickets can be purchase online by going to or by searching Washington County at For more information, contact Grace Farmer at 918- 440-4405.

Sample Ballot for Washington County and My Personal Picks for GOP Primary 2010

My biases are Christian, Constitutional, R3publican (that would be a Republican Restoring the Republic), limited government, less government, less spending, grassroots oriented.  If you like big government and keeping the status quo read no further.  If you want accountable limited constitutional government then read on and share as you will.  Above all else needed this cycle is prayer for our country, our government, our people and our churches.  We need to wake up and remove the log from our own eye, we need to hold our leaders accountable, and we need to ask for the Lord’s mercy where we have ignored his commandments in our own lives as well as the public square.

Sample ballot in Washington County follows:


Reprinted from a friend’s correspondence (thanks Amanda!)

  • Don’t assume that your family members, close contacts and circle of friends will remember to vote on Tuesday, 7/27/10.  CALL THEM. The elections may be on the forefront of our minds, but not everyone is an activist and even people who may intend to vote may forget.
  • Ask them to call you after they vote and tell you what number they were on the voting machine.
  • If someone needs a ride to the polling place offer it or get them a ride.
  • Help get signs out for your candidate early in the a.m. (It is bad form to touch other candidates signs – don’t do it, even if you suspect others of doing just that.)
  • As most of you know who read here, I am active with R3publicans and was an original founding member and serve on the policy board as such.  The policy on our released endorsements is that if we do not have consensus, we do not endorse in a race, so the list is rather short  and here is the link for Oklahoma R3publicans Endorsements for 2010 which went out this weekend.  My personal picks and thinking are below with links to their sites (the ones I know) for more information as desired:

    People for whom I have been actively campaigning

    Crystal clear on Randy Brogdon for governor

    Crystal clear on Nathan Dahm for congress district 1

    Crystal clear on Mark Costello for labor commissioner

    Crystal clear on Owen Laughlin for state treasurer – this could be the most critical race on the ballot and his opponents ads and representations are blatantly false and misleading.  Danger warning heads up on this one.

    Now in order down ballot left side and then right side

    Governor: I am crystal clear on Randy Brogdon and you should be too!

    Lieutenant Governor, I much prefer John A. Wright.  I have some differences with him on key issues and will discuss those with him as time permits in the future.

    State Auditor and Inspector:  I will be voting for David Hanigar but do not know much about him.  I do know a lot about Gary Jones.

    Attorney General: I lean to Ryan Leonard, but have been impressed with Scott Pruitt in the past.

    State Treasurer:  I am crystal clear on Owen Laughlin.  This could be the most critical race on the ballot and his opponents ads and representations are blatantly false and misleading.  Danger warning heads up on this one!

    Superintendent of Public Instruction: I will vote for Janet Barresi.  I am hearing rave reviews from friends but I have not met her or seen much information on her.

    Labor Commisioner:  I am crystal clear on Mark Costello for labor commissioner.

    Insurance Commissioner:  I am planning to vote for Mark Croucher, but I have friends supporting all three and do not know any of them well.

    Corporation Commissioner: I will vote for Dana Murphy.  I have supported her in the past as well.

    US Senate:  I plan to skip this race and abstain because I told Tom Coburn that if he voted for the bailout (first one called TARP) that I would not vote for him again.  I intend to keep my word.  Just for the record that applies to all bailout voters and has not been selectively applied here and it will continue for me as a matter of principle.  You must earn my vote.  It is not free.  It requires attention to the constitution on the big votes and the little ones.

    US Representative in District No. 1:  I am crystal clear on Nathan Dahm and have been actively working with him during his campaign for the seat.  He is working to replace a TARP ‘bailout’ voting incumbent.

    District Attorney in District No. 11:  I am a solid supporter of Kevin Buchanan.  I have helped him in the past and believe he is much needed in this slot.

    County Clerk:  I will vote for James Weaver, but do not know him or his opponent well.

    Submitted for your prayerful consideration.

    For Life and Liberty,

    Sandra Crosnoe

    Republican Precinct Chair #28 in Washington County

    R3publicans (founding member/policy board)

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