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Wife of Oklahoma Rep. Anthony Moore granted protective orders against OCPA staffers

KOKH – Oklahoma City 6/21/2022 KOKH STAFF
Wife of Oklahoma Rep. Anthony Moore granted protective orders against OCPA staffers

 The wife of Rep. Anthony Moore was granted protective orders against four people associated with the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank.

The protective orders were against:

  • Jonathan Small, OCPA President
  • Dave Bond, VP of advocacy for OCPA
  • Ray Carter, Director of OCPA
  • Hallie Milner, Development and Outreach Coordinator for OCPA

Moore's wife also was granted a protective order against Mattison Miles.

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Rachel Moore wrote of what she called "concerning" and "unsettling" text messages in the filings for protective orders.

After weeks of private messaging and harassment towards friends, I received a series of text messages from two untraceable Google Voice phone numbers," Moore alleges in the filings. "We later discovered and it was confirmed by OSBI that these messages came from employees of OCPA. The content and nature of these messages was concerning and unsettling but once I learned of the source I felt threatened and it was clear the messages were meant to intimidate and harass me and my family.

FOX 25's Wendy Suares spoke with Rep. Moore about what his family endured leading to the protective orders. He says he nearly halted his campaign over it, but his wife urged him not to back down to "bullies."

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In a statement, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said: "The OSBI takes any and all potential threats against public officials seriously. We are looking into the situation reported to us by Rep. Moore and will take the appropriate action as the investigation warrants.”

Trent England, a spokesperson for OCPA, released the following statement about the protective orders.

To the best of our knowledge, no OCPA staff member has ever communicated with, or attempted to communicate with, Rep. Moore’s spouse, in any way, at any time. While some staff members may, in their personal time, get involved in campaigns, none of that activity is done on behalf of OCPA. And again, so far as we know, none of that activity has ever involved any contact or attempted contact with Rep. Moore’s spouse. The use of the court system to attack and smear policy opponents is beyond the pale.

A hearing is set for July 5.

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