Today, Senator David Holt has an op-ed in The Oklahoman about the 25th anniversary of Ron Norick’s election as OKC mayor and the renaissance that has ensued, largely due to the leadership of the “three mayors.” You can read the op-ed here.
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Toured the damage at I-40 and Choctaw Road in Oklahoma City tonight with Mayor Mick Cornett and Congressman Tom Cole.
Here is the front door of Love’s. My dad took a nap in the parking lot here Sunday afternoon. I have been to this Love’s many, many times.
There were several stories of heroism at this intersection. We met one gentleman tonight who pulled into the travel stop ahead of the tornado and demanded that everyone take shelter immediately. At the Love’s, an employee did the same.
Today I attended the grand opening of the Putnam City Schools Museum.
Almost the entire 30th Senate District is part of the Putnam City School District. I attended P.C. Schools from kindergarten through graduation, my dad taught in the schools for three decades, and my mom was a volunteer and education activist. Now I serve on the PC Schools Foundation. So, I guess you could say I’m pretty interested in our community’s school district.
The museum opening was a nice event, attended by many of the Putnam City class of 1959, celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend. The principals of my three alma maters (Wiley Post, Hefner and PC North) were in attendance, along with Supt. Paul Hurst. Bethany Tribune publisher Gloria Quaid was a big part of making the museum a reality, along with James Shields, Mike Brake (who helped produce a historical video narrated by KTOK’s Reid Mullins, a PCHS grad), and all the members of the Museum Committee.
Putnam City Schools have produced a lot of successful people, from Mick Cornett to Steve Largent, Sam Bradford to Glenn Coffee, Alvan Adams to Jimmy Marsden. It’s neat to see a museum devoted to this rich history.
The kickoff event was a huge success, by every measure. So wonderful to be with so many great friends, from all chapters of my life. Old Putnam City teachers, old classmates, current colleagues and friends of all kinds. Rachel and I were overwhelmed by all the love and support. Thank you so much to the Ryans for hosting, the co-hosts (especially Mayor Cornett, Mayor Bryan Taylor, and Commissioners Vaughn and Maughan, who were able to join us), the sponsors, and everyone who came out.
David will be the guest this week on “The Verdict” with Mayor Mick Cornett and Kent Meyers, airing this Sunday, August 30 at 9 a.m. on Cox Channel 7 in Oklahoma City and Cox Channel 3 in Tulsa. The show re-airs Monday at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday at 10 a.m., and Wednesday at 10 a.m. David will be talking about his life, career and candidacy for the Oklahoma State Senate.
Mick Cornett, an old Putnam City guy and resident of the Thirtieth District, is a great leader for Oklahoma City. And today he announced he is running for re-election as Mayor. This is fantastic news for the City and the state. Every day working with him has been a joy, and it’ll be great to be his and central Oklahoma’s partner at the State Capitol in 2010 and beyond.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was in Oklahoma City tonight. My friend Scott Pruitt, former state senator and current managing partner of the Oklahoma City RedHawks, served as host.
I first met Scott and his family when I gave them a tour of the West Wing of the White House around 2003, and we’ve stayed friends ever since. Scott is very active with Governor Huckabee’s continuing efforts to elect conservative Republicans to office.
The event was at the Bricktown Ballpark during the RedHawks game. My mayor, Mick Cornett, a Huckabee supporter, spoke. And Scott was kind enough to introduce me to the assembled Huck fans. The Governor spoke eloquently and with his usual charm about the current crippling deficit, the Fair Tax, and other topics. He predicted gubernatorial victories this year in Virginia and New Jersey. He talked about Huck PAC and his Fox News TV show. And he sounded every bit the 2012 presidential candidate.
Lot of great Republicans there tonight, like GOP Chairman Gary Jones, Vice Chair Angie LaPlante, State Rep. Phil Richardson, Marc Nuttle, Sam Hammons and Crystal Drwenski, to name a few. Thanks to Scott for putting on such a great event, and giving Oklahomans the opportunity to hear in person from Governor Huckabee.