The Metropolis Sentinel Endorsement
Paula Lewis, incumbent within the chairperson’s place on the Oklahoma Metropolis Public Colleges Board of Training, ran second within the February 9 main election. In search of reelection, she ran behind Charles Henry, the present District 1 board member.
Amongst those that voted, Lewis garnered 2,042 votes (43.76 %) to 2,244 (48.14 %) for Henry. The Tuesday, April 6 “run-off” (really the “basic”) election was triggered as a result of Wilfredo Santos-Rivera earned 378 votes (8.10 %). That saved Board Member Henry from securing an outright win.
Santos-Rivera has endorsed his former rival, saying, “Charles Henry believes to find the perfect methods of studying for college students.”
Different supporters of the challenger, who led within the main, embody: Imelda Rivera-Melendez, a graduate of Northwest Classen Excessive and grandparent of a present public faculty elementary pupil, Cesar Armenta, a graduate of Southeast Excessive and legal professional, Jo McDermott, a graduate of Northeast Excessive, and Dr. Marc Wilson, a John Marshall Excessive alum.
They don’t seem to be alone. Suzanne Broadbent of the Putnam Heights Neighborhood, is the lady who – whereas working on the State Capitol – crafted the laws that made the board’s high place elective. An legal professional, Broadbent hopes voters will approve a change within the high job: “Charles Henry exemplifies the values that the Chair place was created for.”
State Consultant Jason Lowe, Metropolis Councilwoman Nikki Good, Eastside chief Kevin Cox, Former Interim Superintendent Linda Steele Brown, former Metropolis Councilman Eric Groves, the Melvin Guss household, Pastor John A. Reed of Fairview Baptist Church, and Rev. Richard Laskey of Israel Chapel CME Church.
Businessman Jack L. Werner, proprietor of A to Z Inspections and a daily columnist in The Metropolis Sentinel print version says: “Charles Henry has a willingness to hearken to the issues of residents. As a board member he’s attentive to group points. Please vote Charles Henry for Oklahoma Metropolis Board Chair.”
Jack is often proper, and completely proper on this case:
For the highest board job within the Oklahoma Public Colleges, The Metropolis Sentinel endorses Charles Henry.
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