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Published 11/04/2019 | Reading Time 1 min 7 sec
TULSA, Okla. — Kojo Asamoa-Caesar, former Interim Executive Director of 36 Degrees North, today announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives, entering the race to represent the First Congressional District of Oklahoma. Asamoa-Caesar, a Democrat and Tulsa resident, will be launching the campaign with a “50 in 50” initiative to host or attend 50 community events across District 1 in the first 50 days of the campaign.
A first-generation American born to Ghanaian parents, Asamoa-Caesar has experienced first-hand the promise of the American Dream and has dedicated his professional life to serving his neighbors. In addition to his recent tenure with 36 Degrees North, he served as the Founding Principal for the Greenwood Leadership Academy and has worked as a fellow in advocacy and policy for multiple community organizations. After graduating from the William & Mary School of Law in 2012, instead of going into practice, he decided to become a teacher and first came to Oklahoma as an Early Childhood Educator with Teach for America. Asamoa-Caesar and his wife, Onikah, live in the Ogans Circle neighborhood with their two rescue dogs, Simba and Zazu, and will welcome their first child in April 2020.
“I have always been guided by what the Bible says — that to whom much is given, much is required,” said Asamoa-Caesar on Monday. “My hope with our “50 in 50” initiative is to meet the citizens of District 1 where they are, listen to their needs and concerns, and ultimately be able to build a campaign that works for every Oklahoman.”