Due to family concerns, a candidate for the Oklahoma House of Representatives is dropping out of the race for District 31.
Kara Sawyer, a 17 year resident of Guthrie, is seeking the office of State House of Representative District 31. She is currently teaching special education with students of severe and profound disabilities for Guthrie Public Schools.
Oklahoma Senate approves FY’19 budget giving education, mental health, criminal justice reform significant increases
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday approved a $7.6 billion general appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2019 that gives significant funding increases for common education, mental health services, child welfare programs, and criminal justice reform.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed a bill that creates a pilot program, overseen by state agriculture officials and Oklahoma’s higher education institutions, allowing permits to grow industrial hemp.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Barry Niles, USAR, announces his candidacy on the Republican ticket for State Representative, District 31, an area that encompasses Guthrie, Cashion, Cedar Valley, Cimarron City, and Edmond. Niles and his wife Debra have lived and raised their eight children in the south Logan County area for over 35 years.
Throughout the past two weeks I have written of my criteria for determining if my elected officials have become co-opted members of the political class.
Sen. A.J. Griffin (center) is pictured with Health and Human Services Secretary Steve Buck (right) and Interim Commissioner of Health Tom Bates (left).
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) recognized six outstanding leaders in child abuse prevention during a ceremony Tuesday at the State Capitol. Individuals and organizations were honored for their efforts, which demonstrated significant and outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Senate gave final approval to legislation last week to put the rights and protections of Oklahoma’s foster kids into state statute. House Bill 2552, authored by Sen. A.J. Griffin and Rep. Pat Ownbey, passed unanimously.
Time and again I have witnessed the voters elect a new office holder based on the candidate’s platform of reform and innovation. The new office holder starts out with the best intentions, excited and ready to implement new ideas, unfortunately only to devolve into a self-centered career politician whose primary motivation becomes the extension of […]
As a teacher in the state of Oklahoma, Angela Moffitt-Jones says she has the first hand insight to the decline of education in the state.
Former Logan County Commissioner Mark Sharpton says he is ready to return to public office.
Updated on April 13, 2018 – Complete list of candidates who have filed. Logan County Commissioner District 1 – Republican Marven Goodman Mark Sharpton Dan Simmons Logan County Commissioner District 3 Republican John R. Myers Monty Piearcy Logan County Assessor Republican Judy Dorman Tisha Hampton Logan County Treasurer Republican Sherri Longnecker Logan and Payne County […]
Guthrie business leader and local pastor Gregory “Heady” Coleman announced his candidacy for Oklahoma State Senate District 20 today.
In 2002, as a newly elected official I gave a presentation to a local civic group where I spoke with enthusiasm about taking on the status quo and bringing reform on behalf of the taxpayers.
In my column last week I described a “maybe not-so-hypothetical” look at how corruption can occur in Oklahoma county government.
Aiya Attaway Kelley has announced her candidacy for the Oklahoma Senate seat currently held by exiting Senator AJ Griffin.
Six Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial candidates (Todd Lamb, Mick Cornett, Gary Richardson, Gary Jones, Dan Fisher and Kevin Stitt) met in Logan County on March 10 for a meet and greet and to discuss their plans for Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Republican candidates Matt Pinnell, Dana Murphy and Eddie Fields met in Logan County on March 10 for a meet and greet and to discuss their plans as Lieutenant Governor.
House District 31 Republican candidates Garry Mize and Rod Baker speak in Logan County for the race to the Capitol.
Republican Candidates for Logan and Payne County District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas and Jill Ochs Tontz share their thoughts on the race for district attorney.