OKLAHOMA CITY — Sen. Carri Hicks cited philosophical differences as the reason she declined Thursday to carry two of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s appointments to the State Board of Education.
Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, declined to uphold the nominations of Jennifer Monies and Estela Hernandez, both of Oklahoma City.
Hicks, a former school teacher who has carried 13 of Stitt’s nominations, said she met with Monies and Hernandez to discuss their qualifications and views on public education.
“After meeting with both nominees, it is clear that I have a fundamental disagreement with them on education policy and the direction of public education in Oklahoma,” Hicks said.
Monies is senior director of public affairs for Saxum, a public relations