A 25-year veteran of Oklahoma government and politics, Ahlgren has a client list that includes more than 40 current members of the Oklahoma Legislature. Ahlgren also has been instrumental in passing bi-partisan initiatives in Tulsa, where he lives. In 2009 Ahlgren was the general consultant for the successful elections of Dewey Bartlett as Mayor of Tulsa and Preston Doerflinger as City Auditor of Tulsa. Ahlgren was publicly singled out by Tulsa Mayor Bill LaFortune for the role his strategic planning played in the passage of the city’s Vision 2025 Campaign, and he was a major player in the November 2008 passage of Tulsa’s “Fix Our Streets” $451 million, five-year comprehensive street improvements plan.
Ahlgren was most recently chief of staff for U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin for 4 years. Formerly Karl served as a longtime congressional aide, serving as chief of staff to then-U.S. Congressman (and former U.S. Senator) Tom Coburn between 1994 and 2000, and as field director to former U.S. Senator Don Nickles for ten years prior. In his congressional duties, Ahlgren was widely recognized for his ability to work with both parties to assist rural communities in northern and southeastern Oklahoma. From working to solve water and flood issues in northeastern Oklahoma to directing efforts to ship Oklahoma hay to drought-stricken farmers in 10 states, former Senate Pro-Tempore Coffee said Ahlgren has demonstrated a unique ability to serve the public.
Former state Representative Trebor Worthen has built an impressive and award-winning resume as a political consultant. His companies have helped elect countless state legislators, members of Congress, district attorneys, judges, statewide elected officials and mayors in the past decade.
His most recent successes include acting as general consultant for the Tulsa Vision campaign, which passed the historic Arkansas River after decades of failures while also passing a public safety tax and more streets dollars. Trebor has directed creative direct mail services for hundreds of elected officials in Texas, Ohio, Missouri, Oklahoma and other states.
Worthen was elected to the Oklahoma Legislature at the age of 24, then its youngest member, and he was named a Rising Star in American Politics by Campaigns and Elections in 2011. He was a general consultant in U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s campaigns and re-elections for Congress, was consultant to former Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s campaigns, and has been involved in Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett’s campaigns in addition helping elected statewide down-ballot candidates from corporation commissioner to lieutenant governor.
An expert in fundraising as well, Trebor has led fundraising teams in the raising of millions of dollars for political campaigns, issue advocacy groups and non-profit organizations. He also is a former political director for the Oklahoma Republican Party, and was chairman of the Oklahoma Republican State Committee in 2006, directing a seven-figure fundraising project.
Trebor and his wife, Jenna, are active members of Life Church and have two young sons, Bobby, 3, and Jake, 1.
Darrell Todd is an Addy, Pollie and Reed award-winning graphic designer with more than 25 years experience as an art director and senior designer in political, corporate, tourism and non-profit organizations. Todd holds degrees in art and graphic communications, and has taught graphic design at the college level. A naturally talented cartoonist and illustrator, Darrell has refined his style over years as a free-lance artist. He is a married father of three sons.
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