Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Election Night '06

While there was a great deal at stake nationally, the state of Oklahoma had an excellent opportunity to continue to move Oklahoma forward by re-electing Governor Brad Henry. Governor Henry has been extremely supportive of education and understands its importance to our state.

My wife Katherine, and I attended the Governor's watch-party in OKC where we were able to congratulate the Governor and First Lady Kim on behalf of the OEA. Our members believe in Governor Henry and are excited he was re-elected.

Another important race was for Lt. Governor. Jari Askins, an OEA recommended candidate, defeated two opponents to win the election. As a member of the Oklahoma House, Representative Askins was committed to Oklahoma's public schools. She will continue to be a strong advocate for the state's kids and teachers in her new role as Lt. Governor.

Like the announcer on the commercials said, "Oklahoma is on the move."

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