Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Edmond Democrats and the North Metro/Edmond Federated Democratic Women's Club held their "Party with the Democrats!" gala August 25, with former Congressman and Ambassador James R. Jones as keynote speaker. The dinner, reception and silent auction at the Quail Creek Country Club included a reunion of the House and Senate Democrats from the 1970s, including Speaker Rex Privett, Majority Floor Leader and Corporation Commissioner Jim Townsend, and Senator James F. Howell as honorary hosts. Master of Ceremonies was Don Davis, special counsel to Governor Henry and also a House member during the 1970s. 167 people attended the event, including the three Oklahoma County Central Committee officers Kitti Asberry, Ron Wasson and Lynn Green; DNC National Committeewoman Betty McElderry, Sheriff John Whetsel, County Commissioner Jim Roth, and a host of other statewide and local candidates for office.

Congressman Jones, who is the only Democratic Congressman from the Tulsa area since 1948, explained how Democrats can build on our past successes to defeat the do-nothing Republicans in November. The wrap-up speech was given by Democratic Caucus Chair Ryan McMullen, and he did a great job of putting everything in perspective! Proceeds of the event are being tallied, and will be distributed to candidates on the November ballot in Oklahoma County. A link to photos will also be posted soon.

Thanks to everyone who made the evening a great success, including the outstanding committee that put it all together!


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