Merleyn Bell

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

I believe our legislature should secure sustainable funding for state agencies that provide essential services, such as education, healthcare, and family services.

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

I worked for over 12 years at the University of Oklahoma, where I had the opportunity to mentor many young people. I also helped plan literary events attended by thousands of Norman Public School students. I have done volunteer work through Rotary International, United Way, and many other organizations to improve the lives of children in my community. I also recently served as the statewide Communications Chair for Together Oklahoma, where I created a budgetary primer to educate voters across the state about budgetary trends and legislative processes.

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

I will continue to be a tireless advocate for child and family welfare by supporting the proposals mentioned in the provided example and any other sustainable and effective legislative remedies.