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Prominent lobbyist, former head of Oklahoma Republican Party arrested on drug complaints

Chad Alexander, lobbyist and former head of the Oklahoma GOP, was arrested on a complaint of possession of cocaine.
by Rick Green Modified: May 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm •  Published: May 15, 2014
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“My dependency on chemical substances unfortunately culminated in my arrest on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Oklahoma County.”

He said he was ashamed of his actions, apologized and said he would work to change.

“What began only a couple months ago has quickly escalated to a point that has caused me to carefully re-evaluate myself and I am committed to making healthy and permanent changes to prevent anything like this from ever happening again,” he said.

Lobbying work

Alexander and a second person organized Oklahomans for a Conservative Future, which has spent $650,000 to boost the U.S. Senate campaign of state Rep. T.W. Shannon. The group is organized in a way that allows it to keep the names of its donors anonymous.

Alexander is a consultant for Coalition for Oklahoma’s Future, which raised large sums from corporations and individuals in 2012 to help Republican incumbents in the Oklahoma Legislature beat back tea party challengers.

He is a registered lobbyist for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Market Wholesale, Glazer’s, Oklahoma Home & Community Healthcare Advisory Council, Oklahoma Roofing and Sheet Metal, Primary Vision Care Services, Republic Beverage Company and the University of Oklahoma.

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by Rick Green
Capitol Bureau Chief
Rick Green is the Capitol Bureau Chief of The Oklahoman. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., he worked as news editor for The Associated Press in Oklahoma City before joining The Oklahoman.
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