March 2016

Blue Cereal Candidate Profile: Kelly Meredith (D), Running for House District 87 - #OKElections16

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Dr. Kelly Meredith is running for the Oklahoma House of Representatives for District 87, the seat currently occupied by Jason Nelson. She’s NOT Jason Nelson, and that alone deserves your vote, your volunteer hours, and all the money you have left in the world to support her efforts. 

In the unlikely event you need even MORE to motivate you, read on.

Blue Cereal Celebration: Hit Me Baby, One More Time

There's nothing sadder than not talking about me anymore.

I mean, we can still TALK about me. Often. In glowing terms. But the week devoted specifically TO that purpose is rapidly drawing to a close. 

But it's not over yet. So hit me baby, one more time. (Situations like this are pretty much what that song is about, right? In my naive youthful innocence I can never be sure.)

Time to Get Involved - #OKElections16

VotingI wanted to compile a short list of talking points, a resource
for educators or parents willing to encourage others to get more involved in state elections but unsure what to say. My goal was for it to be succinct, informative, and relatively free of tone and attitude, so as to be more palatable to the masses.

I think it at least ended up relatively informative. Modify tone and length as you see fit.

Blue Cereal Candidate Profile: Brian Jackson (R), Running for Senate District 37 - #OKElections16

BJackson HeaderHe and his wife consider themselves "practical Republicans." Jackson sees no contradiction between conservative values and reasonable levels of state support for essential public services. If an idea is worthwhile, and reasonable, it needn't appeal to only one side of the proverbial aisle. He's more interested in winning over the opposition than rolling over them - just enough idealism that I managed to get a warm toasty feeling just for a moment.

Blue Cereal Candidate Profile: John Waldron (D), Running for Senate District 39 - #OKElections16

JWaldron HeaderI quietly watched him interact with several of his kids without him knowing. I also sorta kinda maybe eavesdropped a little on some student teacher mentoring before introducing myself, but if challenged I’m pretty sure I can insist it was entirely unintentional.

Here’s what I learned before even shaking his hand: John Waldron has that ineffable “it” that makes people around him feel capable and bold, but challenged to do better. Talking to him made me want to be a better teacher, read more, and swear less - but in an awesome, "got this!" kinda way. It was weird.