Jolene Armstrong

What ideas do you have to better the lives of Oklahoma’s children? 

Improving education for all children by getting funding on a permanent basis instead of scraping by year after year. I would like to help children whose parent or parents are incarcerated and need the extra help in school.

What have you done to support children prior to this election? 

I work at Okmulgee Public Schools as the librarian at the primary for the last three years. I worked at Connors State College before that for 8 years. I have seen the problems that affect all ages of children and want to give them a voice.

What will you do to support families in your new role, if elected? 

I would love to restore funding to education that would include after school programs to help students who need the extra support. I believe that children of incarcerated parent(s) need to have fun and meaningful projects and trips to learn that there is something beyond the town or area where they live.