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Democrats hear 14 candidates, Bean Supper Band at 9th BS and Beans Supper in El Reno

posted Jun 18, 2014, 12:16 AM by Jody Harlan   [ updated Apr 26, 2016, 10:06 PM ]
Caption: More than 100 people attended the Canadian County Democrats’ BS & Beans Supper on June 13, including (from left) Cathy Cummings, Candidate for Lt. Governor; Shirley Burton, Canadian County Democrats secretary; Stephanie Fraker, 2013 Canadian County Democrat of the Year; and state Senator Constance Johnson,  Candidate for US Senate.

EL RENO, Okla.  – Friday the Thirteenth was lucky for 14 Democratic political candidates who spoke June 13 at the Canadian County Democrats’ ninth BS & Beans Supper and Candidate Forum.
More than 100 people from across the state attended the forum at Redlands Community College. The event also featured a silent auction and entertainment by the Bean Supper Band.

Members of the band are: Worth Lambert, Kingfisher; Joey Larsen, Oklahoma City; Tim Wagner, Yukon; Ron Marlett, Bethany; and Patti Zimmerman, Fort Worth, Texas.

“All of the Democratic candidates running for office in Canadian County participated, including the four in the state superintendent of public education race, except for Matt Silverstein whose wife was just released from the hospital,” Canadian County Democrats Vice chair Mark Hammons said.

Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Wallace Collins gave a welcoming message.

Candidates who spoke at BS & Beans were:

Constance Johnson, Candidate for US Senate (unexpired term)
Tae Si, Candidate for US Congressional District 4
Bert Smith, Candidate for US Congressional District 4
Tom Guild, Candidate for US Congressional District 5
Joe Dorman, Candidate for Governor
Cathy Cummings, Candidate for Lt. Governor
Mike Workman, Candidate for Labor Commissioner
Ivan Holmes, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Education
Dr. John Cox, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Education
Jack Herron, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Education
Freda Deskin, Candidate for Superintendent of Public Education
Michael Brooks Jimenez, Candidate for SD 44
Sarah Baker, House District 43
Justin Atkinson, Canadian County Commissioner District 1

David Parker, the recipient of the Canadian County Democrats’ Robert “Bob” Burton scholarship, accepted the $500 award on the stage with his mother, Diane Kern.

Mike and Sheryl Fuller were recognized as the 2014 Canadian County Democrats of the Year for their commitment to "electing Democrats and strengthening the Democratic Party.”
BS & Beans’ sponsors were Bob & Robyn Lemon; Mark and Laurie Hammons; Sarah Fraker; Bruce and Stephanie Fraker; the Robert “Bob” Burton Family; Kingfisher County Democrats and Worth and Paula Lambert; Mike Workman, candidate for Labor Commissioner; and Terry and Jenny Thompson.

Other key supporters included Tom Guild, candidate for US Congressional District 5, Carolyn Sims and Keller Williams Realty, Cocina De Mino Mexican Restaurantes and Tim Wagner, Leon and Pam Pivinski; Jack Herron, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dennis Purifoy and Wanda Jo Stapleton.

The Canadian County Democrats meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month (except December) at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Blvd. The next meeting will be July 14.

 For more information, phone 405-354-3189.