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Election Coverage

October 14, 2012

District 4 race under way

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Harris is a University of Oklahoma graduate in Philosophy and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is a Constitutional Conservative and a leader in the nationwide grassroots Liberty Candidate.

RJ has appeared on Fox News’ Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, before numerous Tea Party candidate panels and been the featured guest on conservative/libertarian talk-radio/blogger talk programs across the country.

Donna Marie Bebo: Bebo knows first-hand that achieving the American Dream isn’t always easy, but believes that all things worth achieving require taking a determined step forward. Bebo was born in Dubuque, Iowa, where early family life was a struggle, including the arrest of her father for child molestation.

During her teen years, Bebo reached out to other teens who were survivors of sexual abuse, using her experiences as a constant reminder that she could survive anything life threw her way. 

Years later, Bebo appreciated the sacrifices her mother made when she became a single mother herself. 

As an Army wife, Bebo has watched husband, Jason, deploy to Iraq and has counted the days until his return. Bebo is not a typical politician. 

Rep. Tom Cole (incumbent): Cole has served as the State Chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, District Director to former Congressman Mickey Edwards, a member of the State Senate, and Oklahoma’s Secretary of State.

A former college instructor in history and politics, Cole holds a B.A. from Grinnell College, an M.A. from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

He has been a Thomas Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Fellow at the University of London. He currently serves on the national Board of the Fulbright Association and is a member of the Congressional Advisory Board to the Aspen Institute.

Cole is a fifth generation Oklahoman and a member of the Chickasaw Nation. He is currently the only Native American serving in Congress.

He was awarded the Congressional Leadership award by the National Congress of American Indians in 2007 and was inducted in the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2004.

Cole and his wife Ellen, have one son, Mason, and live in Moore.

Joy Hampton366-3539jhampton@normantranscript.com

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