March 15, 2021
Edmond Democratic Women Endorse Molly Ooten and Christin Mugg before April 6 Election
The Edmond Democratic Women (EDW) Board Unanimously approved to
endorse Molly Ooten (OK Senate District 22) and Christin Mugg (Edmond City Council Ward 3) leading up to the April 6 general election. Both Ooten and Mugg are members of EDW and have taken the leap to run for public office. Both candidates align with the mission of EDW to make a positive change by leveraging our collective strengths. As endorsed candidates, Ooten and Mugg will be provided election support through EDW’s Recruit, Support, Elect Committee – providing volunteers and financial support.
EDW President Krista Jones states that “EDW is proud to endorse Molly Ooten for Senate District 22 and Christin Mugg for Edmond City Council Ward 3, as candidates that will affect positive change in our community and our state and will represent our values in elected office. Our Recruit, Support, and Elect Committee identifies potential candidates whose campaigns align with our Belief and Mission Statements and it is rewarding to be able to endorse and support these two candidates in their quest for public office.”
Molly is a speech pathologist, mom, and lifelong Oklahoman. She graduated from Edmond Memorial High School and went on to earn a dual degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Spanish from Harding University in Arkansas. Returning to her roots, she furthered her education by attaining her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at the University of Oklahoma in 2013.
Since then she has worked in both the adult and pediatric settings, but most notably she has been employed for the last 6 years by Oklahoma County SoonerStart, an early intervention program serving local children and their families. In this role, she has had many leadership opportunities, including providing training and in-service to fellow SoonerStart employees, being a guest lecturer at the University of Central Oklahoma, and presenting at two consecutive state conferences in the field of speech pathology. In 2018 she completed the Partners in Policymaking training, a national program to develop and support advocates for people with disabilities.
She and her husband Michael have been married for 7 years and have two kids, Henry and Mazie. They moved back to Molly’s hometown of Edmond and are privileged to be able to live close to both of their extended families. Molly has recently enjoyed serving as a deacon at their church, Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ. She is currently also in the process of earning a second Master’s degree in Public Administration and is looking forward to taking her fresh ideas and outlook to the Oklahoma State Senate.
Connect with Molly and her campaign: MollyOoten.com | FB /mollyooten.ok | TW @MollyOoten | IG @MollyOoten.OK