#OKElections16

The People Have Spoken, #OklaEd

Well, that didn’t go well. 

Boxer Glue Factory

I’m not even going to talk about the national elections, other than to note we sent back to the U.S. Congress – by wide margins – the exact sorts of people I’m regularly criticized for assuming the majority of Oklahomans support. So… I’ll let you work that out. 

But the state elections. I just…

I really thought they’d go better. 

To Get Better Republicans (You Might Have To Vote For Some Democrats)

Dems vs Reps StatesI haven’t done a very good job being diplomatic this election season. I’ve been too annoyed, too frustrated, and at times a bit too idealistic. It feels like we have the best chance in a generation to make a real difference in state elections this November, and…

We won’t. I’m pretty sure we won’t. 

#OKElections16: State Senate Races, Districts 17-29

Voting BlueI’d hoped to get super-ambitious and post brief summaries for every State House and State Senate race in play come November 8th. I’m no longer sure that’s realistic. 

But that doesn’t mean I can’t try. I’m a public school teacher – I don’t let reality get in my way very often. 

#OKElections16: State Senate Races, Districts 1 - 15

Voting

I’d hoped to get super-ambitious and post brief summaries for every State House and State Senate race in play come November 8th. I’m no longer sure that’s realistic. 

But that doesn’t mean I can’t try. I’m a public school teacher – I don’t let reality get in my way very often. 

#OKElections16 Apples to Apples: SD13 - Eric Hall (D) & Greg McCortney (R)

Primaries have thus left Oklahoma with two candidates in SD13 who’ve been endorsed by the OPE ‘Apple’ list – a good problem to have, to be sure. Neither man is crazy or dangerous or a major threat to public education as we know it – at least not in my humble-but-incredibly-wise-and-fair opinion. I’d gladly have either representing me in the Capitol – if Ada or Pauls Valley or somewhere thereabouts was, in fact, my home. Which it's not.

That does NOT mean they’re the same, however – not their candidacies, their styles, or their priorities. There’s a reason there are still TWO of them in the race. How are these two similar, and how are they different?

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