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June 8, 2014

County candidates featured at forum

NORMAN — The Norman Kiwanis Club will be holding a Candidates’ Forum for the District 3 Cleveland County Commissioner’s race in Cleveland County to be held Tuesday, June 10, at 11:30 a.m. at the Norman First Christian Church, 220 South Webster.

This event will provide an opportunity for each candidate to state why they chose to run for the office and how they are qualified; they will then take questions from the audience.

This Forum is open to members of the public; there will be a charge of $10 at the door for the meal. All five candidates for the open District 3 Cleveland County commissioner seat have been invited to participate in this informational event. Four Republican candidates will face off in the June 24 election: Daryl Covey, Harold Haralson, Blaine Nice, and Mike Reynolds. If needed, a primary runoff election will be Aug. 26. The winner of the Republican nomination will take on Democrat Cal Hobson.

County commissioners are responsible for maintaining and constructing county roads and bridges, serving on the county budget board and also setting and administering policy for the county. Additionally, they buy and sell public land and facilities, implement economic development, approve or reject bids on major purchases, develop personnel policy and authorize and maintain inventory of county property.

The Kiwanis Club of Norman is an organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

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Emily Virgin, Representative for State House District 44, will be the featured speaker at the Tyner Cornbread and Beans luncheon on Friday June 13, 2014. She will present her take on the 2013 Oklahoma House of Representatives actions in the 2014 session.

Representative Virgin comes from a family of 5 generations of Oklahomans. She is a long time resident of Norman and an honors graduate from the University of Oklahoma. She recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

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