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The Primary elections are over, and we won some, and lost some. We are very disappointed that Erin Oquin was eliminated as a Republican candidate for District Attorney. On the other hand, we are pleased that the will of the voters eliminated Janice Steidley as your next District Attorney. Matt Ballard is a very nice guy. He doesn’t have much experience with Criminal Law, but we assume he will keep the good career prosecutors now on staff in the office. He can be an administrator in the beginning, and let those with experience handle the big cases. The DA’s office does require a good administrator. Matt was the overwhelming victor in Rogers County, which of course had the most votes in the 3 county area. His father being Tulsa Superintendent of Schools didn’t hurt either. We wish him well, and assume that Robert Post, the Democrat candidate won’t waste his money campaigning against Matt.
County Commissioner. Well, the voters have spoken. Leon Stipes was eliminated, and there is a Runoff Election between Ryan Ball and Randy Pierce. We continue with our support for Ryan, since he is doing a very good job, much better than the other two County Commissioners. Kevin Whiteside will take office in January, replacing Alva “Spoil It All” Martin. We expect good things from Kevin, and hope he will not be unduly influenced by Alva.
Court Clerk. The voters have spoken again, and Tamara Qualls, the incumbent has been properly fired! Rita Harrison had 48% of the total vote, and almost made it without a Runoff. Joni Gates is not our choice in this race, she simply has “too much baggage”! Rita is by far the best choice. Take a look at her very extensive experience. She is currently a Deputy Court Clerk with many years of service, on a “Leave of Absence” during the campaign.
Associate District Judge. This is a “Non Partisan Election” and we won’t vote until November. Shawn Taylor the incumbent is still our choice. He is doing a very good job, and all of the attorneys and individuals appearing before him seem to respect him, and consider him to be fair, impartial, and reasonable in his judicial decisions. Tammy Ward is a very nice person, and a good attorney. We really like her, but we see no reason to vote for her to replace Shawn.
Well, that’s it for now. We encourage you to POST YOUR COMMENTS ON THE CANDIDATES! Remember to vote in the Runoff.