MAJOR LEGAL INVOLVEMENT
Below is a description of Monlux legal highlights asserting his legal rights in Oklahoma/University of Oklahoma matters. It will include his 2014 run for the State House of Representatives, his involvement as Chief Legal Advisor in the University of Oklahoma Fall 2016 SGA Student Body President Election when he represented Ryan Echols/Shumway Josh (RJ All the Way). In addition his Fall 2017 lawsuit against an unfair Regents Selection process will be covered in addition to his involvement as Chief Legal Advisor for Dan Williams in Fall 2017.
FALL 2017: REPRESENTING DAN WILLIAMS IN SGA ELECTIONS:
Still sorting thru what is legally allowed to be disclosed and not disclosed while blacking out contact information and protected FERPA information of specific individuals. Until Monlux is 100% certain all protected information is redacted/black out, this will not be posted. Currently the legal proceedings starting in October 2017 and ending in January 2018 total over 250 pages of information, filings, emails, court opinions and responses.
FALL 2017: TAKING ON THE REGENTS TO ADVOCATE STUDENTS
Still sorting thru what is legally allowed to be disclosed and not disclosed while blacking out contact information and protected FERPA information of specific individuals. Until Monlux is 100% certain all protected information is redacted/black out, this will not be posted. Currently the legal proceedings starting in October and ending in November 2017 totals over 120 pages of information, filings, emails and responses. With that being said, I did take out an October 17th, 2017 Opinion Piece in the OU Daily which in the middle of the article included an embeded PDF of 77 pages half way thru the ordeal. That is clearly legally allowed to be released.
FALL 2016: ALL THE WAY WITH R&J LEGAL REPRESENTATION
Still sorting thru what is legally allowed to be disclosed and not disclosed while blacking out contact information and protected FERPA information of specific individuals. Until Monlux is 100% certain all protected information is redacted/black out, this will not be posted. Currently the legal proceedings starting in September and ending in December 2016 totals over 230 pages of information, filings, emails and responses.
2014: MONLUX GAINING "UNDERAGE" BALLOT ACCESS
Starting in May 2012 Monlux had the tremendous opportunity and privilege to start observing the inner workings of the Oklahoma State Capitol under then State Representative Mike Reynolds. In 2013 that privilege continued with State Representative Paul Wesselhoft. In 2014 Monlux was a regular attender during session in Spring 2014 session. State Representative Reynolds was term limiting out and open seat was available. At the time Monlux had comprehensive plans on Education Reform and the State Budget. Given that there was no incumbent Monlux decided to declare for the Oklahoma State House of Representatives in April 2014 during the upcoming Summer Primaries. At the time Monlux was 20, but the minimum age to run was 21. Monlux thought that meant 21 by the time the oath of office was given and members voted (election) the official swearing in at the opening of session in Feb 2015. The State Election Board decided it was the day of the General Election. 25 days after the general election Monlux would turn 21, which would still leave him 63 days before Representatives would be sworn in. Both parties were reading OK Constitution Article V, Section 17 which defined the age requirements at time of election.
On Wed April 9th, 2014 he went to file and officially declare his candidacy. The State Election Board told him that he was too young to file and even asked who was paying him to be the comic relief as a joke. When the State Election Board learned that Monlux was serious, they told him to leave and let the grownups handle the business of the State and wouldn't even listen to him despite being a registered voter, an American Citizen and Citizen of Oklahoma. On Thursday April 10th, 2014 Monlux returned to the State Capitol and State Election Officials threatened Monlux with arrest while having security show him the door of the filing area. Under the threat of arrest on Friday April 11th, 2014 Monlux returned to the State Capital, this time with an Attorney General (AG) Opinion. (The Attorney General in Oklahoma is the official interpreter of the State Constitution in Oklahoma). The specific opinion was 82-105 §5 which stated requirements only applied to office holders, NOT Candidates and seeing as how Monlux would NOT be an office holder until he was officially sworn in addition to being 21 at that time, the Election Board finally allowed him to run since in Oklahoma being elected does not 100% guareentee the actual holding of an office. In the end David Monlux was allowed to run.
Monlux then went to go do all of his Ethics Commission Filings and Disclosure with the State Ethics Commission on April 11th, 2014. On April 25th, 2014 the Oklahoma Ethics Commission sent out a letter to Monlux in a last ditch attempt by the State of Oklahoma to deny Monlux his rights and accuse him of failure to file forms and disclose information especially signaling out his F-1R Form. Monlux received word about this accusation on April 26th, 2014 while he was at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature (O.I.L) conference in which a copy of his State Budget bill had passed Committee and was scheduled to be heard that day on the floor. However out of frustration Monlux left early costing his bill in the Mock College run and started reviewing his legal options (for real state wide race) to try and resolve this before legal actions would take place on Monday April 28th, 2014. Going thru his legal files, Monlux found copies from the Ethics Commission and responded on April 27th, 2014. The Ethics Commission responded back that same day dropping the allegations. Below is a copy of the letter, email correspondence with the States Ethics Commission and the F-1R file Monlux had filled out. Keep in mind that disclosures are for the previous (2013) year, NOT current (2014) year. In 2013 Monlux was in his last Semester of High School and 1st Semester of College.
After this the State of Oklahoma stopped trying to block the candidacy of Monlux and allowed him to run on the ballot in the House OK GOP District 91 Primary. This was important not only for Monlux, but for expanding the eligibility of thousands of voters each election cycle in the state of Oklahoma who can run earlier for State Office instead of having to wait an additional election cycle.