Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mayflower Candidate Forum

Last night's forum at Mayflower Congregational Church in OKC was a breath of fresh air and civility. Sponsored jointly with the Temple B'nai Israel, organizers invited Democratic and Republican candidates for local, congressional, and statewide offices. Participants and audience members were welcomed by Dr. Robin Meyers who prefaced the evening with a strong admonition of the importance of the separation of church and state. Meyers clearly stated the ground rules, including no distribution of campaign literature, then invited the audience to listen carefully to the candidates. The audience was polite and obviously very serious about their politics and their faith. Candidates running as Democrats on the ballot who were present included CD5 nominee Dr. David Hunter, Oklahoma County Commissioner Jim Roth, SD40 nominee Pat Potts, HD85 nominee Jennifer Seal, HD87 nominee Dana Orwig, and SD38 nominee Andrew Rice. Sheriff John Whetsel attended but was not on the program.

1 comment:

Roy Moss said...

Cody Graves did not show up but his Republican opponent, Anthony, was the only Republican there...