GOP – Steve Harrison Runs for Mayor of McAlester Oklahoma to Dignify the office

(R-OK) Steve Harrison, sitting councilman is running for Mayor of McAlester,  Oklahoma.  He feels council members should at least make a good impression while sitting on bench at meetings for the sake of public appearance.   He said his rival John Brown (another councilman) shows up wearing shorts.   But when  Harrison shows up to city council, he dresses up in suit & tie.

Harrison also answered questions about the McAlester landfill that the council had previously imposed a restriction on its use.   Harrison explained that the landfill was full & that the city had to comply w/DEQ rules.

About the matter of McAlester council passing city law that conflicted w/state law in regulating the sale of over the counter cold medicine, Harrison said that the city council rescinded their ruling after its passing due to ruling from Oklahoma Attorney General.   The initial reason given by the council in trying to regulate the cold medicine was to clamp down on meth labs.  But Oklahoma attorney general Pruitt said towns can’t regulate sale of cold pills.

Steve Harrison, who is a republican, is currently a city councilman for ward 2 McAlester, OK.   He seeks to win the office of Mayor, as the outgoing mayor – Kevin Priddle, is retiring.  John Browne, a democrat is also running for mayor.

Election for the mayor race is super Tuesday – March 6, 2012.

 

 

(R-OK) George Faught on “How to Persuade Democrat Politicians”

How to Persuade Democrat Politicians
George Faught - Art of Persuasion

Oklahoma’s George Faught, US Congress republican candidate for 2012 election, explains hows to persuade  democrat politicians.

For me, its hard to figure out what’s in the mind of politicians when they interact with their constituents.  So Faught explains & illustrates how constituents should approach their politician (especially democrats).    What he basically said was that (as a republican) don’t let the democrat politician see you as the enemy.  Interestingly, Faught raise bees as a hobby.  In reference to the bees Faught raises, he said why would you do something for the things that would sting or hurt you.

My personal take:  When George Faught brought up the “bees” story / analogy, it moreso convinced me that he is a mild tempered politician w/a bed side manner like a doctor & may be great at conflict resolution.  He seems comfortable w/himself, soothing & can definitely talk unscripted w/out notes or teleprompter.   He seemed tangible; & his talks were more “fire-side or round table” that puts audience at ease.  He was also witty & has sense of humor.  I don’t want my readers to think Im biased or giving endorsement.  I’m just giving my honest opinion about George Faught’s personality that I find noteworthy.

Now don’t get me wrong, Faught is no attack dog like Allen West or Joe Walsh.   It would be great to have all three.  I do know what Allen West & Walsh would do if they had a sting bee like Nancy Pelosi; BUT the question is how would Faught handle such a bee?

George Faught spoke at Pittsburg County Republican Womens meeting in McAlester, OK on July 28, 2011. Meeting was held at Angels Diner. Currently, the US congress seat in Oklahoma district 2 is held by democrat Dan Boren who will not seek re-election. Therefore, its open season on this seat for republicans to pick up. What makes this election for this seat so special is that District 2 is the only district in the entire state of Oklahoma that is democrat.