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Newly elected Cyndi Munson, House District 85, stands next to her desk on the House floor at the Oklahoma State Capitol, 12-18-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Cyndi Munson prepares to take place in Oklahoma Legislature

Cyndi Munson prepares to take place in Oklahoma Legislature

Munson focuses on domestic violence, teacher pay, labor rights and getting young people to vote and seek office.

House District 85 includes the area on the north side of the Northwest Expressway in this view from the May Avenue overpass.  mh

Candidates in HD85’s GOP primary election face challenges

As the primary election for HD85 nears, Republican contenders expect challenges due to low voter turnout.

Councilman David Greenwell seated after being sworn in on 4-14-2015.  mh

News briefs: House District 85 special election, Parks and Recreation Summer Kick-Off and more

Munson running Less than a year after losing a House race to an incumbent with name recognition and momentum, Cyndi Munson finds herself headed into a special election for House District 85. Munson, a Democrat, lost in November to Rep. David Dank, who had held the seat since 2007. Dank, 76, passed away last month,

Time for tax credit reform

One reason was laid bare in a recent series of legislative hearings I was privileged to chair: We waste too many of your tax dollars on unnecessary, giveaway tax credits to businesses. The tax credit task force examined how and why past legislatures had granted tax credits to specific industries. We found little rhyme or

Mid-session legislative awards

The Legislature is getting close to the halfway point, and before you know it, lawmakers will be adjourning for the year. Have they fulfilled promises, or are they just playing the political version of the four-corners offense? Most Frustrated Representative This is a tie between state Reps. Randy Terrill and Paul Wesselhöft. The two Moore

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