The Norman Transcript


December 29, 2012

City election filing to start in a few weeks



In Norman School District, running for a 5-year term are Cindy Nashert and Gary L. Barksdale. Running for Moore Norman Technology Center, Zone 3, also a 5-year term, are Andy Sherrer and Tammy Maus.

“In addition to any board member races that are on the ballot, Moore Public Schools and Moore Norman Technology Center both have special bond issues on the ballot,” Williams said. “There are two different propositions for Moore.”

Moore Schools has a bond issue for $122 million to “provide funds for the purpose of improving or acquiring school sites, constructing, repairing, remodeling and equipping school buildings and acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment” according to ballot language.

The second proposition for Moore Schools is $4 million for transportation equipment.

Moore Norman Technology Center has two propositions regarding a one mill levy. The first proposition is a building fund levy to provide funds for “the erecting, remodeling, or repairing of school buildings, maintenance of the buildings, purchasing furniture and equipment and software fro instructional and non-instruction purposes, for purchasing energy and telecommunications utilities, for paying fire and casualty insurance premiums for school facilities, for purchasing security systems and for paying salaries of security personnel,” according to the ballot language.

The second proposition is to make this building fund levy permanent.

Spring is a busy time for municipal elections based on the Cleveland County Election Board calendar including:

· March — City of Moore Primary, Oklahoma City Primary

· April 2 — City of Norman Primary, City of Moore General (if needed), Noble General, Oklahoma City General (if needed), Slaughterville General, Lexington General

· May 14 — City of Norman General (if needed)

At least one candidate for mayor of Norman has already declared with more expected. Norman businessman Tom Sherman announced his intent to run for mayor in November. Sherman retired from McClain Bank, a family owned business, in 2010. He completed his year as chair of the Norman Chamber then decided to go back to work and is currently the controller for Fowler Holding Company.

Many expect current Mayor Cindy Rosenthal to run again, but Rosenthal has not formally thrown her hat into the ring at this time. Some say there could be a third mayoral candidate as well.




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