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Candidate for Congressional District 5 to speak Oct. 14 to Canadian County Democrats

posted Sep 29, 2013, 9:17 PM by Jody Harlan   [ updated May 31, 2016, 10:08 PM ]
EL RENO -- Dr. Tom Guild, candidate for the fifth Congressional district, will be the featured speaker at the Canadian County Democrats’ regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14.

The meeting will be held at at the Yukon Police Dept., 200 E. Ranchwood Blvd. Map:

Dr. Guild’s presentation is free and open to the public with seating available on a first come, first served basis.

“Congress has just a few days left to avert a government shutdown,” Guild said. “ But instead of negotiating, the House voted last week to slash nutrition programs and -- for the 42nd time -- to sabotage health reform.”

“We need a new Congress, one that is not a train wreck and that works hard and does the business of the American people,” he said.

Since he began campaigning, Dr. Guild and his supporters have knocked on 10,837 doors, representing approximately 22 percent of the 97,000 votes he needs to win in 2014.

He is professor emeritus at the University of Central Oklahoma and a founder the Brennan Society of Oklahoma, an organization which promotes progressive ideals, issues and candidates.

Guild taught 27 years at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond and three years at Oklahoma City University. He earned a bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in Spanish from the University of Oklahoma in Norman and his juris doctor degree in law from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. 

He has served as a national, state and local officer in the American Association of University Professors and started three charitable funds: Tommy’s Fund, to help underprivileged children at Payne Elementary School in Wichita, where he attended kindergarten and first grade; the Guild Scholarship at UCO for those planning a career in law or public service; and the Guild Scholarship at OU for the outstanding female student in chemical engineering each academic year.

The Canadian County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, except Dec., at the Yukon Police Department. For more information, phone 405-354-3189.