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State Democratic Party Chair Mark Hammons to speak August 22 at BS & Beans

posted Aug 9, 2015, 10:41 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Aug 21, 2015, 10:29 PM ]

Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Mark Hammons from Yukon will be the keynote speaker at the Canadian County Democrats annual  Night of BS and Beans on Saturday, August 22.

YUKON, Okla. – Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Mark Hammons from Yukon will keynote the Canadian County Democrats annual Night of BS & Beans fundraiser from 6j-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Redlands Community College Conference Center.

The entrance is located on the west side of main building one mile north of I-40 at 1300 S. Country Club in El Reno.

Hammons is an attorney with Hammons, Gowens, Hurst and Associates specializing in employment law. A former state representative, he recently served as Canadian County vice chair.

Guests will also be entertained by the Bean Supper Band, a local group of musical Democrats: Tim O’Connor and Tim Wagner both from Yukon, Worth Lambert from Kingfisher, Ron Marlett from Bethany.

Advance registration is requested to allow Redlands’ caterers to estimate an accurate number of guests.

Tickets are $35 until August 17 and $45 after that date and at the door. Event sponsorships and program ads are available. For more information, phone (405) 354-3189

Help the CC Dems get free school supplies to 100 lower income children

posted Jul 21, 2015, 9:06 PM by Jody Harlan

Here’s what we need to make this happen:

1) Donations to reduce the cost to the CC Dems. We spent $367.77 in 2014. Please write checks to Canadian County Democrats and please mail or deliver to 426 Poplar Ave, Yukon, OK, 73099.

2) 1-2 volunteers to help me purchase and unload school supplies. Meet me at 2 p.m. this Sunday, July 26, at Staples on Garth Brooks in Yukon.

3) 5-8 volunteers to stuff supplies starting at 6:30 p.m. next Wed., July 29, at our house, 426 Poplar Ave & 5th, in Yukon. Soft drinks & beer provided. Please drop off supply donations at this address.

4) At least 4 volunteers to help distribute the supplies and register voters on Sat., Aug. 1, 2015, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (or when we run out) at Lord’s Harvest Food Bank, 1020 Sunset Drive in El Reno.

Can we count on you? Please say yes and email or phone 405-326-3600 today. Thank you.

Donations requested for school supplies giveaway Aug 1 in El Reno

posted Jul 15, 2015, 9:15 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Jul 15, 2015, 9:16 PM ]

The CC Dems are accepting donations for our annual free school supplies giveaway. Please share and email or see attached flyer for more info.

Sat., Aug. 1, 2015   10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lord’s Harvest Food Bank
1020 Sunset Drive, El Reno

Next speaker July 13 on legalization efforts for medicinal marijuana

posted Jul 9, 2015, 9:58 PM by Jody Harlan

 The Canadian County Democrats’ have invited Eric Smith, executive director of Oklahomans for Health, to be our next speaker from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13. He is going to talk about past and future petitioning efforts for legalization of medicinal marijuana. Please join us and bring a friend. We think this is an issue/speaker of interest to young voters We meet at the Yukon Police Dept., 100 S. Ranchwood Blvd in Yukon, next to the skating rink. Map:


Save the date: CC Dems' annual Bean Supper Aug 22 at Redlands

posted Jul 9, 2015, 9:56 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Jul 9, 2015, 10:00 PM ]

Save the date! Canadian County’s Bean Supper & Forum 2015 is Sat., Aug 22. We've got the musical talents of the Bean Supper Band, our silent auction and the best Democrats in Oklahoma! It's 6-8:30 at Redlands Community College conference center, 1300 S. Country Club in El Reno. The entrance is on the west side of main building one mile north of I-40. Be there or be square!


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.

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