Hello, I am Aleisha Karjala, your candidate for Senate District 16 and I am an Oklahoman, proud parent and educator at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.  I have spent the past 20 years making Norman and Oklahoma my beloved home.  

I am running for the Senate to restore a focus on the things that matter to all Oklahomans – quality public education, safe roads and communities, and economic opportunity for all.  I believe in consensus building, authenticity and accountability, and common decency.  With your input and ideas, I believe my experience teaching government and public policy will help me shape wise decisions.  

Most importantly, I share with many Oklahomans a life story that demonstrates how education opens doors of opportunity.  We must invest in our children and our future.  With your support, we can create a state government that works for all of us, not just the special interests.   I appreciate your support and thank you for taking time to visit this site!

Aleisha Karjala



Vote Aleisha Karjala

for OK State Senate District 16

Authentic representation

consensus building

Common Decency


Meet aleisha

Aleisha Karjala has been a resident of Norman for nearly two decades. She and her son may be newly arrived Sooners, but their family ties go back decades to southwestern Oklahoma. Indeed, family is what brought her here from California, as she was looking for a more family-oriented place to raise her son, Alec.


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"It's time for oklahoma to implement policies that are good for everyday people."

Aleisha Karjala