Sunday, October 15, 2006

Osage County Democratic Homecoming
By Mack Miller, CD 3 Chairman

The Osage County Democrats held a `Democratic Homecoming' Saturday evening at the Osage County Fairgrounds. The large building was nearly full with attendance estimated at close to 200.

Everyone enjoyed charcoaled hamburger and hotdogs with all the trimmings as well as homemade deserts.

Osage County Democratic Party Chair Larry Stewart was the MC for the evening. Larry welcomed everyone and introduced the current county Democratic elected officials as well as several former county Democratic officials, along with a Pawnee County Commissioner.

3rd District Democratic Party Chair Mack Miller was present and presented a plaque to Senator J. Berry Harrison. The plaque is for Senator Harrison's 16 years of dedicated service. He is being forced out of the senate by term limits. Senator Harrison spoke to the large group after the presentation.

Chair Stewart then introduced the following statewide elected officials and candidates who were allowed to speak: Lt. Governor Candidate Jari Askins, Attorney General Drew Edmondson, State Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland, State Auditor & Inspector Jeff McMahan, Labor Commissioner Candidate Lloyd Fields, and Corporation Commissioner Candidate Cody Graves. 3rd District Congressional Candidate Sue Barton spoke immediately following the statewides.

Representative Joe Sweeden then spoke to the group as he is the Democratic Candidate for SD10 who is running for Senator Harrison's seat. Also speaking were HD 37 Candidate Toby BigHorse as well as HD36 Candidate Joe Vickers.

Several items were auctioned off that had been donated and the proceeds went to the Osage County Democratic Party. Chair Stewart gave his closing remarks thanking everyone for coming and urged everyone to have a safe trip home!

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