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Canadian County Dems elect officers & delegates

posted Apr 12, 2015, 2:51 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Apr 12, 2015, 3:25 PM ]

Congratulations to our county and state convention delegates and county officers. Mark Hammons, who is running for OK State Democratic Party Chair, and his wife Laurie, attended but left before the photo. Scroll down for the link to more photos. 
We elected 3rd District Delegates: Joel Baker, Sarah Baker, Michael Bounds, Jody Gross, Collier Hammons, Laurie Hammons, Mark Hammons, Tom Lucas, Annie Menz, Anna Belle Wiedemann.

 We also elected 4th District Delegates: Leon Pivinski and Shirley Robertson.

 County Officers: Shirley Burton, Secretary; Tim O’Connor, Vice Chair; Jody Harlan, Chair.

The delegates approved Mark Hammons’ resolutions to elect a County Youth Chair and to appoint a County Diversity chair and committee. Annie Menz was elected youth chair and second grader Emma Baker was named honorary vice chair.

 We passed one resolution asking Gov. Fallin to regulate fracking and wastewater injection. The file is attached.

 Check out CC Dems convention photos on at

Where can I get a map of my precinct?

posted Feb 25, 2015, 10:47 PM by Jody Harlan

If you know your precinct # (listed on your voter card), you can print a precinct map at Check out the boundaries for your precinct and consider serving as a precinct officer for your neighborhood.

What do precinct officers do anyway?!!

posted Feb 22, 2015, 10:25 PM by Jody Harlan

 Please join the Canadian County Democrats from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thurs., 03/12/15, for Precinct officer elections at Canadian Valley Tech Center, room 133, 6505 E. Highway 66 between Yukon and El Reno. This is an important meeting so we will NOT meet at regular monthly meeting time in March.

 So what do precinct officers do anyway? Good question.

 -- Having at least one precinct officer (chair, vice chair, secretary) in the 52 precincts in Canadian County strengthens the party and helps us elect Democrats.

 -- Precinct leaders are voting delegates for their neighborhoods (precincts) at the Canadian County Convention from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Sat., 04/11/15, at Canadian Valley Tech Center. You are also the voting delegates at district and state conventions.

 -- We will provide maps so you know the boundary of your precinct and info on your precinct polling location.

 -- You can help Democratic candidates by finding sign locations and telling your friends and neighbors to vote for Democrats!

 -- You are welcome (not required) to be active in Canadian County party events and activities.

 -- Some precinct officers have neighborhood meetings to energize other Democrats.

Elect precinct & county officers

posted Jan 28, 2015, 4:52 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 9:07 PM ]

Politics is a team sport. One or two people can’t do it alone. The Canadian County Democrats need you. Have you thought about serving as a precinct (neighborhood) officer? The minimum commitment is just a few hours. Or maybe county chair, vice chair or secretary of the county party? Here’s where you can really make a difference. Please call 354-3189 (nights, weekends) to discuss.

In March, we will NOT meet on the 2nd Monday, our regular monthly meeting day, because all of the Democratic Precinct Meetings are scheduled on Thursday, 03/12/15. We will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. at Canadian Valley Tech Center. See the schedule below. This is an important meeting, so please plan to join us!


Thur., 03/12/15, 7-8:30 p.m. Precinct Officer Elections Canadian Valley Tech Center, Room 133 North & South, 6505 E. Hwy. 66 El Reno.

Sat., 04/11/15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Canadian County Convention Canadian Valley Tech Center, Room 133 North & South, 6505 E. Hwy. 66 El Reno.

DATE CHANGE: Sat., 05/02/15, 10 a.m., 3rd District Convention. The Oklahoma Democratic Party changed this date due to conflicts with holidays. 10 a.m., Church at the Territorial Plaza, 750 N. Main, Perkins.

Sat., 05/09/15 Registration 9 a.m. Convention 10 a.m. 4th District Convention. (4th District includes the Mustang area in Canadian County.) Bosa Community Center, 207 Bosa Avenue, Pauls Valley.

DATE CHANGE: Sat/, 05/30/15 State Convention. The Oklahoma Democratic Party changed this date due to conflicts with holidays. More information will be announced.

Democrats to elect precinct, county, district and state leaders in spring 2015

posted Dec 26, 2014, 11:06 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Feb 23, 2015, 9:09 PM ]

The Oklahoma Democratic Party will elect leaders at all levels in spring 2015 -- precinct, county, congressional district and state. Please ask yourself: How can I strengthen the party and help elect Democrats? We have scheduled two events in Canadian County:

Precinct Meetings - Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7 p.m. , Canadian Valley Technology Center, 6506 E. Highway 66, El Reno, Room 133 North & South

Canadian County Convention - Saturday, April, 11, 2015, 10-12 p.m. , Canadian Valley Technology Center, 6506 E. Highway 66, El Reno, Room 133 North & South

Congressional District 3 Convention - Sat., 05/02/15 at 10 a.m., Church at the Territorial Plaza, 750 N. Main, Perkins.

Congressional District 4 (includes Mustang area) Convention  - Sat.,05/09/15, Register 9 a.m., Starts 10 a.m. Bosa Community Center, 207 Bosa Avenue, Pauls Valley.

Democratic leaders at the state levels will provide more information about two more events.

State Convention - Saturday, May 30, 2015, Location to be announced

Please plan to support your Democratic Party at these election events.

Join us for Holiday Party Dec. 13 - No 2nd Monday meeting in December

posted Nov 30, 2014, 7:20 PM by Jody Harlan

Please join the Canadian County Democrats’ for a drop in Holiday Party from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Tim & Jody’s house, 426 Poplar Avenue and 5th Street in  Yukon. Map: We will provide pop and other beverages. Thanks for bringing snacks to share. Please contact Shirley Burton at if you would like to donate a silent auction item. Proceeds go to our scholarship program.

Important: We will NOT have a regular meeting in December (as usual), but please plan to join us from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Yukon Police Dept., 100 S. Ranchwood Blvd (next to the skating rink). Our speaker on Monday, Jan. 12, will be Jacquelyn Walsh, legislative assist to Rep. Scott Inman. She will focus on tracking legislation and influencing our legislators during the session.

OK Democratic Party Executive Director to recap election results for Canadian County Democrats Nov 10

posted Nov 10, 2014, 9:30 PM by Jody Harlan

YUKON, Okla. -- Oklahoma Democratic Party Executive Director Trav Robertson, Jr., will speak to the Canadian County Democrats at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 10, at the Yukon Police Department located at 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard, just south of Route 66 in Yukon.

Robertson will focus on the results of the recent election and discuss plans for the future.

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis for the free event.

Prior to his position in Oklahoma, Robertson has been a successful campaign manager and advisor since 1997, most recently with the Sheheen for Governor campaign in Camden, South Carolina.

He directed 30 staff as state director for the Obama campaign and served as deputy state treasurer, both in Columbia, South Carolina.

Robertson’s campaign management efforts earned nearly 65 percent of the vote in the Spratt for Congress campaign in a district carried by George Bush.

He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in philosophy from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

The Canadian County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (except Dec.) at the Yukon Police Department.


Who can we vote for Nov. 4?

posted Oct 25, 2014, 7:36 PM by Jody Harlan

Please vote for the following Democratic candidates for office on Nov. 4. Then ask five (of your friends) to ask five (of their friends) to vote for Democrats too. Mid-term elections are generally low turnout. Getting our voters to the polls gives Democratic candidates an edge.

1 Justin Atkinson, County Commissioner #1
2 Sarah Baker, State House District 43 (Yukon)
3 Michael Brooks-Jimenez, State Senate District 44 (Mustang area)...
4 Dr. John Cox, State Superintendent
5 Cathy Cummings,  Lt. Governor
6 Joe Dorman, Governor
7 Connie Johnson, US Senate
8 Frankie Robbins, US Congress #3
9 Matt Silverstein, US Senate
10 Mike Workman, Labor Commissioner

What are my federal and state Senate and House districts?
Where is my polling place?
How can I vote early or by mail?

Questions? Email

Next CC Dems' meeting October 13, Speaker Michael Brooks-Jiménez

posted Oct 7, 2014, 8:46 PM by Jody Harlan

Michael Brooks-Jiménez, candidate for Senate District 44, will be the featured speaker at the Canadian County Democrats’ meeting on Monday, October 13.  Senate District 44 includes an area in the eastern part of the county near Oklahoma City and Mustang. Democrats are encouraged to attend from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.


50 Canadian County Dems welcome Senator Connie Johnson

posted Oct 7, 2014, 8:43 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 2:45 PM by Serena Blaiz ]

Senator Connie Johnson, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, filled the Canadian County Democrats meeting room with enthusiastic supporters Monday night. Virginia and Julie Sims, and Jerri Edwards brought punch and snacks. We celebrated Senator Johnson's win with 58% of the vote in the primary runoff election August 26. If you missed Senator Johnson this time, we hope to bring her back to El Reno in October. More details soon.

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