Daniel Manuel for Oklahoma House District 25

Campaign News

Daniel Manuel Stands with Teachers at the State Capitol

Between family, work, and community obligations, Danny visited the Oklahoma State Capitol to stand with teachers and lobby legislators to support Oklahoma Public Education with increased funding. Danny was very happy to volunteer his time to drive a rented school bus on three separate occasions with teachers, parents and education advocates on board.

Other events that Danny participated in included multiple sign-holding events around the Ada community. These events were to help raise awareness for the ongoing battle that Oklahoma teachers and students are fighting.

Danny's wife, Janel, has been a teacher at Byng Public Schools for 19 years. Janel has continued to advocate for public education funding by visiting the State Capitol as her schedule allows. 

Pontotoc County had great representation at the Capitol during the Walkout and continues to send advocacy groups. Danny is a proud supporter of Oklahoma Public Education and has demonstrated his support time and time again, hosting education rallies, holding signs, lobbying legislators, and campaigning for ballot measures that would've benefitted public education. 

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Daniel Manuel Campaign Staff Announced!

Daniel Manuel for House District 25 has been recruiting staff left and right! The team met for the very first time in an official capacity last Tuesday, March 6th. 


Staff members for Daniel Manuel for House District 25 include:

Sher-Mon Clements, 21, from Gangelt, Germany. Sher-Mon is a self-described "jack of all trades". His day jobs include operating his own small business and serving as a substitute teacher with Ada Public Schools. He also works as a STEM Coordinator at the Ada Boys and Girls Club. Sher-Mon will be serving the Daniel Manuel campaign as an Ethics Compliance Officer.

Michael K. Yaw, 47, from Orlando, Florida. Michael has previous experience as a campaign Treasurer from his time in Florida. He currently works for the Chickasaw Nation as a construction manager in Ada, Oklahoma. Michael has agreed to serve as the Finance Officer for the Daniel Manuel Campaign. 

Perla Tovar, 16, from Ada, Oklahoma. Perla is a full time student at Byng High School and volunteers on the media staff at Ada First Baptist Church. She will serve the campaign as our Special Events Photographer and also assist with communicating with Spanish speaking constituents of the Ada Community. 

David Pershica, 49, from Ada, Oklahoma. David coordinates a dance group in his spare time. He has agreed to help the campaign with event coordination. 

Lonnie Manuel, 49, from Ada, Oklahoma. Lonnie is currently employed at the Chickasaw Nation. He has committed to helping the campaign with data and research. 

Elsa Moseley, 22, from Sulphur, Oklahoma. Elsa is a current student at East Central University majoring in Political Science. Elsa is the college intern for the campaign for the Spring 2018 semester. Elsa will graduate from ECU in May 2018, her plans include an internship with the U.S. Department of State or working with the Peace Corps. 

Kimberley Harrelson, 43, from Durant, Oklahoma. Kim is an active member of the Bryan County Democrats. She works for the State of Oklahoma as a DHS Case Manager. Kim has agreed to be the Deputy Treasurer and Designated Filing Agent for the Daniel Manuel campaign. 

Jerreck McWilliams, 28, from Caddo, Oklahoma. Jerreck is an active member of the Pontotoc County Democrats and travels throughout the state helping to rebuild county democrat chapters. Jerreck's daytime job is a software developer at MGM Benefits Group. Jerreck has agreed to coordinate Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts for the Daniel Manuel campaign.

Audery J. DePre, 24, from Lebanon, Missouri. Audery is a recent graduate from ECU holding a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Audery serves as the Campaign Manager and in-house graphic designer for the Daniel Manuel campaign. 

More staff announcements are sure to be made soon, the campaign is still looking for volunteer staff to coordinate and recruit volunteers, an office assistant, and a website and social media coordinator. If interested in helping out in any of these capacities, call Audery at (918)869-3687.

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Friends of Daniel Manuel Wraps Up Year Strong

by Audery J. DePre, Campaign Manager

This year has been very energizing for the Daniel Manuel campaign. The campaign enjoyed engaging with many constituents and potential voters throughout the year at community events and on social media alike. 

"Campaigning can be hard work, but engaging with constituents is energizing." said Manuel. "The daily reminders of why I'm choosing the path in the first place fuel my passion and keep me focused on serving OK House District 25."

The campaign is thankful and has tremendously enjoyed the outpouring of support they have received. 

"I have known Danny Manuel for a long time. I went to nursing school with his Mom. He is a great Christian man whom I think we need as our representative, he cares for the people." said Karen Young-Muck, retired nurse and Ada community member. 

Danny and his campaign were able to successfully engage with constituents throughout 2017. Including the Pontotoc County Fair where Danny provided a ninja obstacle course for the Kids Ninja Competition. Almost 300 kids signed up to participate this year and thoroughly enjoyed themselves and enjoyed meeting their favorite American Ninja Warrior, Danny Manuel.

The campaign was also able to provide a ninja warrior obstacle course with more of a "free play" theme rather than an actual competition at AdaFest 2017.  Over 250 sign-up were received by the campaign staff at that event. 

The Daniel Manuel campaign is excited and is looking forward to what the 2018 election year holds. Danny remains optimistic as ever and he is ready and willing to see the campaign through to the general election in November. 

More information on the campaign, issue positions or Danny himself can be found at www.manuel4ok.com or by reaching out to the candidate at his personal phone number 580-320-3215.

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