Thursday, June 29, 2006

All in One Place
Canadian County Hosting Forum for 22 Candidates

Don't Miss It!!!!

Twenty-two local, legislative, and statewide candidates will participate in a candidate forum in Canadian County Saturday, July 8 at Redlands Community College, 1300 S. Country Club Road, El Reno. The Bean Supper "Eat and Greet" begins at 6 p.m. and the candidates will speak from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Sponsorships are also available. For more information contact Jody Harlan at 405.354.3189 or

This is a one of a kind event with so many candidates in one place at the same time. Thanks to Jody and the Canadian County Democratic Party for organizing this opportunity to hear some of Oklahoma's greatest Democrats, all in one place.

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Jody Harlan said...

Thanks so much to Lisa Pryor and the Oklahoma Democratic Party for supporting our event. Hope everyone can come.

Jody Harlan, Chair
Canadian County Democrats
426 Poplar Avenue
Yukon, OK 73099-2659
(405) 326-3600 (405) 354-3189

June 22, 2006 For Immediate Release


YUKON -- At least 21 Democratic candidates for county, state and congressional offices will participate in the Candidate County Democrats’ Candidate Forum and Bean Supper, from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, in the Redlands Community College conference center. The facility is located one mile north of I-40 at 1300 S. Country Club in El Reno.

Tickets are $15 per person. Tables seating six are available for $100. Event sponsorships are also available for $100, $200 and $300. The public is invited to attend.

Organizers are calling the event, “Battle of the Democratic Candidates for Lt. Governor” because the major candidates for that office immediately agreed to attend.

“We have regulars sponsors from all over the state who tell us that our candidate forum is one of the best in Oklahoma,” Canadian County Democrats’ Chair Jody Harlan said. “In fact, we frequently have many Republican friends and neighbors join us for this event, which is open to anyone.

“Forums provide a great way to meet the candidates and hear what all of them have to say at one time,” Harlan said.

Democratic candidates who have agreed to participate at this time are:

Will Andrews, Candidate for Senate District 22 Candidate
Rep. Jari Askins, Candidate for Lt Governor
Sue Barton, Candidate for Congressional District 3
June Cash, Candidate for House District 56
Rep. James Covey, House District 57
Lloyd Fields, Candidate for Labor Commissioner
Tom Gibson, Candidate for Senate District 22
Cody Graves, Candidate for Corporation Commission
John Coffee Harris, Candidate for Congressional District 3
Sen. Cal Hobson, Candidate for Lt. Governor
State Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland
Richard “Buddy” Kamm, Candidate for District 3 County Commissioner
State Auditor Jeff McMahan
Rep. Ryan McMullen, House District 55
Pete Regan, Candidate for Lt. Governor
Carol Ruth, Candidate for House District 41
Sen. Frank Shurden, Candidate for Labor Commissioner
Earline Smaistrla, Candidate for District 43
Hal Spake, Candidate for Congressional District 4
Greg Wilson, Candidate for Congressional District 3

The primary election is scheduled for July 25. The runoff primary election will be Aug. 22. The general election will take place on Nov. 7.

County Election Boards or other authorized agencies must receive voter registration applications more than 24 days prior to an election in order for the applicant to participate in that election.

“One of the easiest ways to register is to fill out a form at the post office and mail it while you’re there,” Harlan said. “You can also download forms from the State Election Board’s website at”

For more information about the Candidate County Democrats’ Candidate Forum and Bean Supper, phone (405) 354-3189.