Dave Spaulding was elected Chairman of the county party at the 2015 County Convention. Dave has served previously as District Committeeman and was also elected as the Ward 5 City Councilman for the City of Norman from 2011-2013.
Dave is a small businessman from Norman. He graduated high school from Life Christian School in Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma. Dave is also a citizen of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.
Dave is married to Eve Spaulding (former Vice Chair of the Cleveland County Republican Party) and together they have 4 children: Bella (age 7) and Sophia (age 5) attend Community Christian School, Melania (age 4) and Deklan (age 2) are still at home. Bella is a National Champion and a Jr. Olympic Medalist in the sport of Judo and Sophia is a National Silver Medalist as well.
The State Committee
The State Committee is made up of every county’s Chairman, Vice Chairman and two State Committee Members. In addition, every legislative and statewide elected official has a seat on the State Committee. This groups meets regularly to discuss the business of the party and make plans for the future. Cleveland County is blessed to have two excellent State Committee Members, Jana Roberts and John Roberts.
John was elected as Vice Chair of the County Party after serving a term as State Committeeman. An experienced campaigner, John has worked on races from city council to statewide races and has traveled the state of Oklahoma coordinating volunteers and rallying support for candidates. With nearly a decade of experience in health insurance processing and auditing, John is currently focused on obtaining degrees in Communications and Web Design.
While, John does not have children, he is incredibly proud of his niece and nephew, Elizabeth and AJ.
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The District Committee
The District Committee is made up of every county’s Chairman, Vice Chairman and two District Committee Members. This groups meets regularly to discuss the business of the party and they are responsible for coordinating the District Convention in Presidential election years to elect Delegates to the National Convention. Cleveland County is blessed to have two excellent District Committee Members, Pat Tautfest and John Greening.
Pat Tautfest has been an intrigal part of Cleveland County politics since the early 1990’s. She is the longest serving County Officer, having started her service as District Committee Woman in 2003. In addition to her county service, Pat is also the President At Large of the Oklahoma Federation of Women and President of the Cleveland County Republican Women’s Club.
Pat has also worked countless campaigns throughout the state, most notably helping Anthony Sykes in successful campaign for State Senate.
John Greening is a lifelong Republican. He developed an interest in politics years before he was old enough to vote, and quite naturally gravitated towards a conservative outlook. John is a believer in Jesus Christ, and serves as Spanish Pastor at his church. Since 2006, he has been the Staff Cartoonist for the Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper — Oklahoma’s Conservative Voice Since 1979. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Vicky, playing the drums, pretty much anything outdoors, reading and pop culture trivia