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February 3, 2013

Republican precincts to elect convention delegates

NORMAN — Republican precinct meetings will be held throughout Oklahoma on Thursday, Feb. 7, county officials said recently.

The main business of the meetings will be to elect delegates to the March 2 county convention. At the county conventions, delegates will be elected for the April 20 state convention.

“A person must be a registered Republican voter of the precinct to take part in a precinct meeting or to serve as a delegate to any Republican convention,” said county chairman Dr. Harold Haralson. “Others are most welcome to attend the meeting but may not vote.”

Haralson said the meeting agenda’s include time for discussing local, state and national problems. Participants should bring county voter ID cards.

Cleveland County precinct meetings at Southmoore High School, 2901 S. Santa Fe, in Moore, include precincts 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 37, 40, 41, 43, 44, 47, 48, 50, 54, 55, 58, 60, 61, 64, 65, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 78, 80, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91.

Precincts meeting at the Norman Public Library include precincts 2, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 42, 45, 49, 51, 53, 56, 57, 59, 63, 67, 68, 71, 81, 82, 83, 93, 94 and 95.

Precinct 19 will meet at 7 p.m. Feb 7 at the Berry Road Baptist Church, 500 N. Berry Rd. in Norman. More information is available from Haralson atswaths2776@mypacks.net.

Kiesel to

address Dems

Ryan Kiesel, the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, will be the featured speaker at the Tyner Cornbread and Beans luncheon Feb. 8.

He will speak on the civil liberties issues at this session of the Oklahoma legislature.

Kiesel served three terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2004-2010.

He held various leadership roles and often led the fight against efforts to curb reproductive rights and trample civil liberties.

He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma and a J. D. degree from the University of Oklahoma Law School.

In addition to his duties at the ALCUOK, he teaches a seminar at the OU Law School entitled, Politics and the Law.

The luncheon will be held at Catering Creations, 3750 W. Main. St. The luncheon is sponsored by the Cleveland County Democratic Party.

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