(R-OK) Steve Harrison, sitting councilman is running for Mayor of McAlester, Oklahoma. He feels council members should at least make a good impression while sitting on bench at meetings for the sake of public appearance. He said his rival John Brown (another councilman) shows up wearing shorts. But when Harrison shows up to city council, he dresses up in suit & tie.
Harrison also answered questions about the McAlester landfill that the council had previously imposed a restriction on its use. Harrison explained that the landfill was full & that the city had to comply w/DEQ rules.
About the matter of McAlester council passing city law that conflicted w/state law in regulating the sale of over the counter cold medicine, Harrison said that the city council rescinded their ruling after its passing due to ruling from Oklahoma Attorney General. The initial reason given by the council in trying to regulate the cold medicine was to clamp down on meth labs. But Oklahoma attorney general Pruitt said towns can’t regulate sale of cold pills.
Steve Harrison, who is a republican, is currently a city councilman for ward 2 McAlester, OK. He seeks to win the office of Mayor, as the outgoing mayor – Kevin Priddle, is retiring. John Browne, a democrat is also running for mayor.
Election for the mayor race is super Tuesday – March 6, 2012.
Tonite, driving from Walmart getting on to George Nigh Exwy, I spotted a Ron Paul sign. It was the ONLY political sign in the whole area.. just sitting out there all by it’s lonesome.
Before any Ron Paul supporters start jumping my bones, I want to say that I ain’t got nothing against Ron Paul & in fact I like the guy.. But a Ron Paul sign in these neck of the woods is highly unusual. I didn’t think Ron Paul was even on the radar out here. In McAlester, OK (or surrounding area of District 2) most Republicans I talk to would say they support Santorum or Romney. But Ron Paul ?????? This is a first. I need to find out what the hell is going on. I’m call up Pittsburg GOP to find out if Paul has a headquarters out here.
Oklahoma Republican female voter reveals who she may vote for in Oklahoma’s 2nd US Congressional & Presidential election 2012. She’s leaning Dakota Woods & Markwayne Mullin for US congress; but since she had not seen all of the GOP candidates she said she could change her mind. But she did say that her liking for Mullin & Woods was because they seemed strong & forceful.
Voter says she prefers Rick Santorum for President, but since he’s unlikely to win GOP nomination, she said she’d probably vote for Mitt Romney. When asked about Newt, the voter strongly replied he was dirty, a big government progressive & lack morals & character. However, voter felt Mitt was not that conservative, but that she would chose him over Newt based on morals & character.
This interview was on January 31, 2012 in McAlester, OK at a GOP event held at Angel’s Diner.
I plan to do more video polling of Republican voters at forthcoming Oklahoma GOP events so as to get a feel for how GOP voters are leaning.
At Oklahoma GOP event, republicans introduced to GOP Larry Boggs who’s running for Oklahoma State Senate seat 7th district. Democrat State Senator Richard Lerblance is bowing out of forthcoming election, so Oklahoma republicans in the 7th district appear to be backing GOP Larry Boggs to win that seat. BTW, there’s rumor that District 7 has been remapped to include parts of Hughes County.
Sometimes Oklahoma rural folks feel alienated & ignored by the urban state senators. It’s like Oklahoma urban senators give better treatment & a willing ear to the concerns of the folks who live in Oklahoma City, but forsake the rural folks who are all but forgotten, and have to accept the left-overs or nothing at all. The fix to this social disparagement is the root of Larry Boggs’ platform.
This GOP event was held in McAlester, OK on January 31, 2012 at Angels Diner (conference meeting room). Larry Boggs was introduced to the republican crowd by Oklahoma GOP State Senator Josh Brecheen.
Oklahoma’s George Faught, US Congress republican candidate for 2012 election, explains hows to persuade democrat politicians.
For me, its hard to figure out what’s in the mind of politicians when they interact with their constituents. So Faught explains & illustrates how constituents should approach their politician (especially democrats). What he basically said was that (as a republican) don’t let the democrat politician see you as the enemy. Interestingly, Faught raise bees as a hobby. In reference to the bees Faught raises, he said why would you do something for the things that would sting or hurt you.
My personal take: When George Faught brought up the “bees” story / analogy, it moreso convinced me that he is a mild tempered politician w/a bed side manner like a doctor & may be great at conflict resolution. He seems comfortable w/himself, soothing & can definitely talk unscripted w/out notes or teleprompter. He seemed tangible; & his talks were more “fire-side or round table” that puts audience at ease. He was also witty & has sense of humor. I don’t want my readers to think Im biased or giving endorsement. I’m just giving my honest opinion about George Faught’s personality that I find noteworthy.
Now don’t get me wrong, Faught is no attack dog like Allen West or Joe Walsh. It would be great to have all three. I do know what Allen West & Walsh would do if they had a sting bee like Nancy Pelosi; BUT the question is how would Faught handle such a bee?
George Faught spoke at Pittsburg County Republican Womens meeting in McAlester, OK on July 28, 2011. Meeting was held at Angels Diner. Currently, the US congress seat in Oklahoma district 2 is held by democrat Dan Boren who will not seek re-election. Therefore, its open season on this seat for republicans to pick up. What makes this election for this seat so special is that District 2 is the only district in the entire state of Oklahoma that is democrat.