Maressa Treat secures endorsement of James Lankford for Oklahoma County Clerk position

Oklahoma City – U.S. Senator James Lankford. R-Oklahoma City, has endorsed Maressa Treat for Oklahoma County Clerk in next month’s Republican primary election. Two other Republicans, and five Democrats, are also seeking the job.

Treat is described in her campaign press releases as a “lifelong conservative and community advocate.”

“I am honored and humbled to receive Senator Lankford’s endorsement,” said Treat.

“Senator Lankford has always been a conservative leader who works to bring communities together while also standing for what he thinks is right. I aim to do the same in the County Clerk’s office.”

Lankford, now Oklahoma’s senior senator, said: “I’ve had the honor of working with Maressa, and I know first-hand the commitment she has to serve our community, her family, and the people of our great state.

“Maressa is an exceptionally hard worker who knows Oklahoma County and the people who live here.”

She will make an excellent County Clerk. Join me in voting for Maressa Treat on February 14, 2023.”

When she announced her candidacy in for Oklahoma County Clerk in December of 2022, Maressa said in a kickoff press release, “I am running for Oklahoma County Clerk because I want to restore integrity, professionalism, and transparency to this important office.

“With my commitment to fiscal responsibility and my diverse background as a leader in the business community, public service, and nonprofit organizations, I am ready to go to work to protect taxpayer dollars and make county government more efficient and effective for the people.”

She and her husband, Greg (President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma state Senate), live in northwest Oklahoma County with their three children, Mason, Cooper, and Olivia. The Trent trio of children attend Deer Creek Public Schools.

Mrs. Treat most recently served U.S. Senator James Lankford as finance director for his successful reelection and in his personal office as director of state outreach. In addition to her Senate work, she acted as a field representative for the College Republican National Committee and has volunteered for numerous conservative candidates and causes.

Her campaign biography said, “Maressa has worked as a proponent for some of Oklahoma’s largest and most important industries. Her work at the State Chamber of Oklahoma and the office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy taught her how government can create an environment for businesses to thrive.”

Mrs. Treat was described as “a tireless community advocate who has served on several local nonprofit boards. Notably, she serves as a board member of the YWCA where she works to give a voice to victims of domestic violence.” The Republican Primary Election for County Clerk is set for February 14.

“Serving as the next Oklahoma County Clerk would be an honor, and I look forward to hearing from Oklahoma County residents over the course of this campaign and earning their trust and their votes,” Treat said.

Two other Republican candidates are seeking the job: Gloria Banister and Jonathan Clour.

Candidates in the Democratic primary, also on February 14, are Sean Cummings, Tiffany Ellis, Tom Guild, B.C. Phillips and Derrick Scobey.

The general election is set for April 4.

This vacancy was created with the resignation, last year, of County Clerk David Hooten.