A fourth-generation Oklahoman, William Andrews decided to run for office after witnessing the dysfunction in state government. A legislature that was either unwilling or unable to come to an agreement that would provide adequate education funding enraged tens of thousands of parents, educators and Oklahomans who believed that the promise of the state lies not in catering to corporate interests and lobbyists, but in the proper education of the state's youth. A graduate of Deer Creek, Andrews has lived in the area most of his life. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1993 and currently works for the university as a web developer.

After nearly a decade as an award-winning newspaper reporter and graphic designer, Andrews made the transition to new media. For the past twelve years he has worked as a web developer at the University of Central Oklahoma. As an employee of the metropolitan area's only public university, he has assisted thousands of students in their journey towards a college degree. His dedication has twice earned him honors as staff member of the year in the College of Liberal Arts.

His wife has taught elementary grades in Oklahoma City for almost 20 years, and was a finalist for the district's teacher of the year. The couple's daughter will graduate high school in May as high-school valedictorian and will be attending Dartmouth on scholarship in the fall.

Andrews said he believes legislators can find solutions if they are willing to be reasonable. Unfortunately, the current group of legislators is incapable of that. So, it's time to change that.

As senator for the 22nd district, encompassing most of the Deer Creek area, Piedmont, Yukon, Okarche and parts of Oklahoma City, Andrews said he would not only value the diversity of rural and urban communities, but depend on it when making decisions.


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    “Will’s desire to strengthen Oklahoma through education and his desire serve the people (not an entrenched party platform) gets my support.”

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    “He's a supporter of public education and equal rights. I know he will fight for all Oklahomans when elected in November.”

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    “we need someone that will help support public education. Thank you fur running for senate district 22”

August 30, 2018

What have we learned

It's said that failure is the greatest teacher. The primary and runoff results give me hope that we have learned from the failure of the last eight years. 

On November 6, we will discover whether or not we have truly learned from the disastrous policies and economic failures delivered to Oklahoma by the current legislature and governor.

We will learn whether we are ready to pay Oklahoma teachers appropriately. We will learn if we value education adequately. We will learn to what degree we truly care about Oklahoma's sick and impoverished. We will learn how much we want a 21st-century infrastructure to make Oklahoma a crossroads of commerce. 

Or we will learn of we are content to continue being last in virtually everything.

I'm asking for your help today so I can reach out to every voter in the 22nd District and spread the word about my plans to make Oklahoma a model for success. Plans to improve education and fund it properly; to bring more business to Oklahoma and create high-paying jobs; to ensure the legislature puts Oklahomans' needs ahead of legislators' desire to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on their office buildings.


I'm asking you for three things:

1. Your vote on November 6.

2. Your voice -- talk to your neighbors and friends, volunteer to canvass or phone bank or host an event.

3. Your contributions -- help me spread the message with by supporting the campaign financially.


 

July 1, 2018

On to November!

The primaries are over and the runoffs are heating up. Here at Team Andrews, however, we're just focused on November.

Our message of responsible, proactive government is reaching voters. It's one place where conservatives, moderates and liberals can agree. We've had enough of a legislature lumbering into action four or five years after a problem becomes apparent. Remember, this is the legislature that was supposed to have had a state ID that would allow us to board airplanes back in 2005. They still haven't done it. This is the legislature who has cut some core programs and services as much as 40 percent because they never considered that the prices of oil and gas might go down.

As an Oklahoman who has seen booms and busts, I recognize that when times are good we need to prepare for the bad times. And when times are bad, we need legislators who will get the job done -- not decide to knock off a month early.

That's why I need your help. I want to return that kind of common sense to Oklahoma's legislature.

Your contribution will help us reach more voters and let them know about the choice they face in November.


So please consider $10, $25 or even $100 or more. Help us buy one more stamp, send one more mailer, make one more phone call, knock one more door.

June 11, 2018

Help Me Set a Fundraising Record

Our first ethics report will be filed this week to list our contributions raised and funds spent. I LOVE filling out Ethics Commission forms, but in order to fill them out. I need contributors. So, I challenge my supporters to try to keep me busy filling out those contributor forms by making a contribution to our campaign. Your $25 or $50 or $2,700 means so much to the campaign. It means we can print more information to get the word out. We can buy more yard signs. We can fund our Get Out the Vote efforts.

If you've already given, I thank you sincerely and ask that you consider donating again. If you can't, please spread the word to friends and neighbors and ask them to help.

Every dollar counts. Thank you for your continued support.

May 29, 2018

On to the General Election

Well, it looks like I will make it through the primary season with relative ease, mainly because I did not draw a primary opponent. That doesn't mean this will be an easy race, however. The incumbent can outspend me 20-to-1, so I'm going to win this race with boots on the ground and better ideas.


I like hearing people say there's no difference between candidates because this is a race where the differences are clear.

I don't support giving tax dollars to private schools.

I don't support closing rural schools.

I don't support raiding school building funds to pay teacher salaries.

I don't support forcing the poor and middle class to pay more for public education while keeping wasteful tax breaks for a few dozen of the wealthiest Oklahomans.

I do support raises for teachers, increased funding for education, and investment in Oklahoma rather than continued devastation of trickle-down economics.

The choice is clear.

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Will’s desire to strengthen Oklahoma through education and his desire serve the people (not an entrenched party platform) gets my support.”

  • endorsed

    “He's a supporter of public education and equal rights. I know he will fight for all Oklahomans when elected in November.”

  • endorsed

    “we need someone that will help support public education. Thank you fur running for senate district 22”