A successful businessman and lifelong conservative Republican Darren Gantz is a 5th generation Oklahoman. An American traditionalist by nature, Darren has a strong commitment to defending the right of individual citizens to maintain control over decisions that profoundly impact their lives as opposed to allowing those in positions of power to determine everyone else’s future.
For Darren, core values of integrity coupled with service to others makes him always ready to roll up his sleeves to have a positive impact. In the past that has led him to volunteer his hard work on many fronts. He is known by many for his efforts on behalf of the Christmas Parade, battered women, the homeless shelter and helping to build nature trails. Others know him for his service to his church where he ushered for 5 years and served on multiple church committees including the building committee, the personnel committee, and the hiring committee. His commitment to public safety found him involved in a jail remodel, a law enforcement memorial committee and a jail task force. Many parents with kids the age of Darren and Melissa’s son, know him as a volunteer football, soccer or baseball coach.
As many Republicans will attest, Darren Gantz has kept his sleeves rolled up for years when it comes to building up the conservative cause in Oklahoma. As President of the OSU College Republicans, Darren showed his recruitment skills by expanding participation in the group from 12 members to over 2000. Moving on to Executive Director of the State College Republicans, he started new chapters on 6 college campuses where there had been no chapter. More recently, in 5 years as Chair of the Tulsa Republican Men’s Club, Gantz has worked to increase participation from 8 to over 200 active members. As recognition of his achievements on behalf of the party, the Oklahoma Republican State Party has awarded Darren Gantz 2 Gold Keys and Republicans have had him serve on 5 executive committees.