Wednesday, September 27, 2006

From the "People are the Focus" Campaign


The Woods County Democratic Women in Alva will host a Meet-the-Candidates forum on Thursday, September 28, at the home of Donna Benson, 602 Woodlake Drive (four miles north of Alva in the Woodlakes Addition. Sue Barton, the Third District Democratic Nominee for Congress, will be addressing the gathering. The event, which is open to the public, is a come-and-go back-yard reception from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The candidates will be given speaking time at around 6:00 p.m.

After addressing the Alva forum on Thursday, Barton will continue her week’s campaign in the District, visiting events and parades or speaking in Mooreland, Woodward, Buffalo and Cushing.
With endorsements from Senator Judy Eason McIntyre, Rep. Jabar Shumate and Veterans for Barton, Barton continues her work to take back District 3 for State Democrats, campaigning her way across the 32 counties of Western and North Central Oklahoma. Barton won the July Primary Election with over 53% of the vote against two other candidates, carrying the vote in all 32 counties. She will face Republican Frank Lucas in the November 7th General Election.

“I am running for Congress because I believe we can do better,” states Barton. “The theme of my campaign is that people are the focus, and that’s why I am traveling all over District 3 to meet as many people as possible and to hear which issues are most important to them. I’m meeting a lot of really nice folks and hearing a lot of great ideas and significant concerns about social security, affordable health care, living wages and veterans’ benefits.”

Barton, a life-long Oklahoman raised in Duncan, has over 20 years experience advocating in Oklahoma and in Washington, D.C. on behalf of children, youth and families. She has served on the National Council on Youth Policy in Washington, D.C. and has college degrees from both OSU and OU. For more information, to volunteer or contribute visit Sue Barton’s website at

1 comment:

Lisa Pryor said...

Woods County Holds Candidate Forum

Woods County Democratic Party held a Candidate Forum Tonite in the home of Donna Benson. A housefull of people were in attendance.

Those candidates present were State Auditor & Inspector Jeff McMahan, 3rd District Congressional Candidate Sue Barton, and District Attorney Candidate Mike Stake. 3rd District Democratic Party Chair Mack Miller spoke on behalf of Governor Brad Henry and the NWOSU YD President spoke on behalf of State Treasurer Scott Meacham.

Woods County Democratic Party Chair Milt Lehr reminded everyone that the Governor's RV Tour will be in Alva Wednesday evening, October 4. Governor Brad Henry plans to be there from 5-6:15. Everyone is excited and anxious to see the Governor when he comes to Alva. Milt said the Governor would be making history, he will elaborate more later.

Congratulations Woods County Democrats on a successful event!