( – promoted by DocHoc)
One of the most significant races that hasn’t gotten much play is Eric Proctor’s win in House District 77.
Proctor is 23 years young.
The district covers part of Tulsa, north of I-244 and it’s socio-economic makeup is primarily low income, blue collar, and socially conservative.
Proctor devised a thoughtful winning strategy well in advance of the race and executed it flawlessly. He filed for a Candidate Committee with the Ethics Commission in October of last year, a full year before the election. His precinct walking plan was designed to get the most from his effort and that was proved by his victory.
His opponent was Mark Liotta, a five term Republican incumbent. Liotta raised $53,000 to Proctor’s $30,000. Proctor was practically ignored by the local Democratic establishment. George Krumme was his largest individual contributor, giving $700.
Proctor’s family has lived in the district for five generations and he has attended the same Free Will Baptist church since childhood. He’s a school teacher and former youth minister. His self-confidence is the result of his laser-like focus and determination. I found out from his future mother-in-law last night that Eric has had his sights on this race for several years before he announced publically for the election.
His tenure as a State Representative will be interesting.