Sheriff Dept refused to respond to crime calls prompts Kenny Snyder run for Co. Sheriff – Hughes County Oklahoma

Kenny Snyder said he’s running for Hughes County sheriff (Oklahoma) mainly because the sheriff dept has refused to respond when called out on criminal complaints. There has been reports that some county residents have called this sheriff department on criminal complaints, but that the deputies do not show up. Synder said that he has reported this when he was working for the city, but that he was told that Hughes County Sheriff department only responds to emergencies.

Moments earlier prior to my interviewing Snyder after a campaign forum held in Calvin, Kenny Snyder publicly outed the criminal response time failures of the sheriff department. At that forum 2 Hughes county deputy sheriffs (Doug Sipes & Nolen Grizzle) took swipes at Snyder as they both defended their sheriff department as being good responders to all criminal complaints. Out of the 4 candidates running for Hughes county sheriff, Sipes and Grizzle are the only ones who are currently employed by Hughes County Sheriff department.

The names of all candidates for Hughes County sheriff are: Kenny Snyder, Todd Hignite, Nolen Grizzle and Doug Sipes. The current sheriff of Hughes County is Houston Yeager, who is retiring.

This interview was conducted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 – located at Calvin Senior Citizen Center (Calvin Nutrition Center) in Calvin, Oklahoma.

The primary election is June 26, 2012. Run off is August 28, 2012. General election is November 6, 2012.

Sheriff candidate Kenny Snyder Blasts Hughes Co. sheriff dept for SLOW to NO RESPONSE time

Kenny Snyder, candidate for County Sheriff blasted Hughes County sheriff dept in Oklahoma for its slow to no response to police calls. This was actually the high points of his presentation at this candidates forum held in Calvin, Oklahoma on June 12, 2012. What further highlighted this was that the 2 sheriff deputies (Doug Sipes & Nolen Grizzle) present at this forum, took swipes at him as they defended the sheriff department as being good responders to police calls.

Snyder also addressed a laundry list of problems that needed to be tackled by the sheriff department – such as thievery and drug problems in Hughes county; & he seemed to have a grass root understanding of the drug traffic & users from a law enforcement perspective in dealing with these matters. He added that the county jail desperately needed to be disinfected.

He did give presentation to the voters in attendance at this forum detailing his law enforcement, military & educational background that qualifies him for the job as county sheriff.

The other candidates for Hughes County sheriff were: Todd Hignite, Nolen Grizzle and Doug Sipes. According to the Oklahoma Sheriff association website, all candidates running for Hughes county sheriff are democrats. One of these 4 men will be the new sheriff of Hughes County, as the current sheriff – Houston Yeager is retiring.

At this political candidate speaking forum, there was an estimated attendance of little over a hundred people. It appeared to be standing room only.

This political candidate speaking event which was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 was located at Calvin Senior Citizen Center (Calvin Nutrition Center) in Calvin, Oklahoma.

The primary election is June 26, 2012. Run off is August 28, 2012. General election is November 6, 2012.

GOP – Steve Harrison Runs for Mayor of McAlester Oklahoma to Dignify the office

(R-OK) Steve Harrison, sitting councilman is running for Mayor of McAlester,  Oklahoma.  He feels council members should at least make a good impression while sitting on bench at meetings for the sake of public appearance.   He said his rival John Brown (another councilman) shows up wearing shorts.   But when  Harrison shows up to city council, he dresses up in suit & tie.

Harrison also answered questions about the McAlester landfill that the council had previously imposed a restriction on its use.   Harrison explained that the landfill was full & that the city had to comply w/DEQ rules.

About the matter of McAlester council passing city law that conflicted w/state law in regulating the sale of over the counter cold medicine, Harrison said that the city council rescinded their ruling after its passing due to ruling from Oklahoma Attorney General.   The initial reason given by the council in trying to regulate the cold medicine was to clamp down on meth labs.  But Oklahoma attorney general Pruitt said towns can’t regulate sale of cold pills.

Steve Harrison, who is a republican, is currently a city councilman for ward 2 McAlester, OK.   He seeks to win the office of Mayor, as the outgoing mayor – Kevin Priddle, is retiring.  John Browne, a democrat is also running for mayor.

Election for the mayor race is super Tuesday – March 6, 2012.

 

 

Huh!! Ron Paul Sign in McAlester Oklahoma?? In These Neck of the Woods?? Very Unusual!

Tonite, driving from Walmart getting on to George Nigh Exwy, I spotted a Ron Paul sign.  It was the ONLY political sign in the whole area.. just sitting out there all by it’s lonesome.

Before any Ron Paul supporters start jumping my bones, I want to say that I ain’t got nothing against Ron Paul & in fact I like the guy.. But a Ron Paul sign in these neck of the woods is highly unusual. I didn’t think Ron Paul was even on the radar out here.   In McAlester, OK (or surrounding area of District 2) most Republicans I talk to would say they support Santorum or Romney.   But Ron Paul ??????   This is a first.   I need to find out what the hell is going on.   I’m call up Pittsburg GOP to find out if Paul has a headquarters out here.

Oklahoma GOP Voter Leaning Romney, Says Newt is Dirty

Oklahoma Republican female voter reveals who she may vote for in Oklahoma’s 2nd US Congressional & Presidential election 2012. She’s leaning Dakota Woods & Markwayne Mullin for US congress; but since she had not seen all of the GOP candidates she said she could change her mind. But she did say that her liking for Mullin & Woods was because they seemed strong & forceful.

Voter says she prefers Rick Santorum for President, but since he’s unlikely to win GOP nomination, she said she’d probably vote for Mitt Romney. When asked about Newt, the voter strongly replied he was dirty, a big government progressive & lack morals & character. However, voter felt Mitt was not that conservative, but that she would chose him over Newt based on morals & character.

This interview was on January 31, 2012 in McAlester, OK at a GOP event held at Angel’s Diner.

I plan to do more video polling of Republican voters at forthcoming Oklahoma GOP events so as to get a feel for how GOP voters are leaning.

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