Representative Cyndi Munson

Hi, I’m Cyndi Munson and I represent the people of Oklahoma’s 85th District.



Minority Leader

59th Legislature

Minority Caucus Chair

58th Legislature

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Aug 29, 2023
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House Democrats Call on Speaker of the House to Form Special Bipartisan Committee to Investigate State Superintendent

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, House Democrats called on the Speaker of the House to form a special bipartisan committee to investigate possible impeachment charges for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters amid recent bomb threats at Tulsa area elementary schools believed to be linked to Walters' rhetoric about Tulsa Public Schools. “Oklahomans deserve a public school system where parents, students and teachers feel safe to go to school and the needs of our students are prioritized over dangerous political rhetoric,” said House Democratic Caucus Chair Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater. House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City said the special bipartisan committee would investigate the current state superintendent to determine if his actions rise to the level of impeachment. “Allocating funds for public education should be free of corruption or political gain. There is already evidence of Walters’ corruption through misspent federal dollars along with discrepancies in his campaign finances. Paired with his toxic rhetoric that is impacting the safety of our schools, we believe it is more than enough to, at the very least, investigate him,” Leader Munson said. Rep. Provenzano mentioned that the rhetoric from the state superintendent has been harmful and potentially compromised the safety of school children. She also believes he is willfully neglecting his duty of office. “The rhetoric from the state superintendent has, up until now, been designed to distract and ?sow chaos. But now, elementary schools in the Tulsa area have received bomb threats as a ?result of disinformation shared by him. Our children deserve to be safe. The willful neglect of ?that duty, even in the highest offices in our state, cannot and will not be ?overlooked. Enough is enough,” Rep. Provenzano added. Leader Munson said, "We share in the growing frustration of Oklahomans across our state who want action to address their deep concerns for the future of public education. It is now time for action." -END-

Aug 1, 2023
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STATEMENT: House Democrats Respond to Gov. Stitt’s "Women's Bill of Rights" Executive Order

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City and Assistant House Democratic Leader Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa released the following comments regarding Governor Stitt’s "Women's Bill of Rights" Executive Order:  “It is not the government’s job to define the identity of the citizens of Oklahoma. Once again, the Republican supermajority continues their government overreach by infringing on the rights of citizens. This executive order is just another attempt to distract from the real problems everyday Oklahoman’s face by using partisan, polarizing politics to divide the people of Oklahoma,” Leader Munson said.  “Governor Stitt should focus on how to improve the lives of women in Oklahoma like addressing domestic violence. Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for women killed by men. Forty percent of Oklahoma women have experienced intimate partner violence, rape or stalking in their lifetimes. And Oklahoma continues to have one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the nation, while continuing to eliminate access to basic healthcare like abortion care. Oklahoma women still do not get equal pay for equal work. Women in our state, on average, are paid just 75 cents to every dollar men are paid. We have much work to do in Oklahoma around the status of women and this executive order does nothing to address those issues,” Leader Munson said. “It’s pretty rich that a man would feel it’s appropriate for him to define what makes me a woman. Even more so, for the government to do it. This bill couldn’t make it across the line and into law during session because it was fraught with conflict and all but guaranteed (yet another) lawsuit filed against the state for overstepping their bounds and inserting ourselves into the rights and private lives of Oklahomans,” Rep. Provenzano said.  “Instead of a symbolic Executive Order, don’t we have better things to do with our time? Like solving the actual problems that have earned us our ranking of the worst in the nation when it comes to women? Things like equal pay, access to preventative health care, the maternal mortality rate, abortion care and the atrociously high rate of domestic violence women are subjected to in Oklahoma, which has led us to have one of the highest homicide rates in the nation for women. This Executive Order is lip service. Let’s move on to something that will actually make an impact,” Rep. Provenzano said. -END-

May 3, 2023

STATEMENT: House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson Encourages Lawmakers to Override the Governor's Veto of OETA Funding Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY – “I wholeheartedly support OETA. With more than 650,000 viewers per week, it is a source of art and history and brings families together. OETA operates Oklahoma’s warning, alert and response systems and it is the most-watched PBS station in the country. The Governor included funding for OETA in his original budget. Eliminating funding for OETA deprives Oklahomans of free, high-quality educational programing and demonstrates that the Governor is out of touch with Oklahomans in both urban and rural communities. I would encourage a bipartisan effort by both chambers to support the people of Oklahoma by overriding the Governor’s veto,”