The political signs, the commercials, the campaigns. From the governor’s office to those state questions, Oklahoma voters have much to research before November 6.
With so much emphasis (and money) given to the gubernatorial and other state-wide races, it’s hard to know about the candidates who are running for offices that hit us close to home.
The Luther Register is partnering with Mitchell Talks to bring the local candidates to Luther.
The Chicken Shack, will host the event on Tuesday, October 16, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
All of the candidates have been invited and most have said they will attend. We will have a networking time for voters to meet the candidates and ask individual questions, then we will let each candidate give a short “Stump Speech.”
Oklahoma County candidates, particularly, are vying for offices that make decisions that affect every Luther resident: from assessing and collecting our property taxes, to deciding the budget of Oklahoma County government, including issues like taking care of roads and bridges, funding rural fire fighting, and the patrol division from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.
Candidates for HD96, once held by the late Jim Briscoe, will also attend. The district today includes voter heavy east Edmond, plus Arcadia, Luther, Choctaw, Harrah and even some of Oklahoma City.
Republican Lewis Moore of Arcadia is running for a final term in the House before being term-limited. He was first elected in 2009. He is being challenged by political newcomer Kathy Wallis, an Edmond attorney. Wallis filed for office just a few days after the historic teacher walk-out at the State Capitol.
The candidates for Oklahoma County Assessor want the office held by outgoing assessor Leonard Sullivan. Republican Larry Stein currently works in the office and Democrat Mike Shelton is a former state representative. Find out more about the assessor’s office here.
The Oklahoma County Commissioner District One race features two candidates to succeed outgoing Commissioner Willa Johnson. Democrat Carrie Blumert and Republican Brad Reeves both beat primary and runoff election challengers to be on the final November ballot.