The Election is Over, and our Statatistics are Outstanding!

I just logged in at 9:00 pm on Friday, June 27, and the Statistics on the right column indicated this blog had 9,999 visitorssince it was started in February. I think that is outstanding. LIKE this post if you agree.

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.

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Judge Gary J Dean

I have practiced law in Pryor (Creek), Oklahoma, since graduation from the Oklahoma University College of Law, and remain in my active law practice. I served as a District Court Judge serving Mayes, Rogers, and Craig Counties until my retirement in 2010. Since my retirement I have served as a Mediator, and engaged in the private practice of law. My wife Tracey, and I have both been very active in civic affairs all of our lives. I had to cut back on this activity while on the bench. Tracey is very active in Rotary, and has served as an Assistant District Governor in Rotary International District 6110, and is a Past President of our Pryor club. We are both Rotary Paul Harris Foundation Fellows. I started this Blog because of serious wrongdoing in the community which I see. I would have had to keep quiet on these matters while a Judge. The purpose of these sites is to provide information on my law practice, and provide a forum for discussion of community issues. Comments on my blog will remain uncensored, and unedited, except for unreasonably improper language. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. I sincerely hope all enjoy visiting this blog, and that it will provide a good forum for community issues.

4 thoughts on “The Election is Over, and our Statatistics are Outstanding!”

  1. Good Job Judge. Robert Post is a great Fly fisherman. Do not need him in office. I think Ball made a mistake for not putting his signs out sooner.

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