Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Enjoyed the ribbon cutting ceremony last night for OKC's newest urban living environment project at what used to be called Founders Tower, now called 360. Lt. Governor Elect Jari Askins cut the ribbon for the $50 million project that is the creation of OKC businessman and entrepeneur Jim Meyer. The event held in Nikz at the top of the tower was a ground breaking/ribbon cutting to launch the remodel project.

Yesterday Governor Brad Henry appointed Meyer to the EDGE Fund Policy Board.

I was pleased to share a dinner table there with Rep. Al McAffrey, Linda Murphy, and Ben Odom. Former Democratic legislator Laura Boyd and Rep. Mike Shelton were there also. Jim Meyer and I are both in Leadership Oklahoma Class XX.

More than one person questioned me about Meyer's possible political future. Meyer had early considered running for the 5th District Congressional seat but obviously did not, although, if he ran, he would run as a business savvy forward thinking Democrat. We need that. Oklahoma needs that.

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