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Ward 1 candidates prepare for Feb. 14’s Oklahoma City Council election

Ward 1 candidates prepare for Feb. 14’s Oklahoma City Council election

Jonathan Clour, Chris Gordon and incumbent James Greiner are vying for the council seat.

A train rolls through Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma City Council moves ahead with railroad quiet zone plans

Establishing a quiet zone will increase safety at crossings and improve the quality of life in Automobile Alley.

Mapmakers

The City Council wards, as required by federal law and the city charter, are redrawn every 10 years after the census is taken to ensure that each encompasses near-equal populations. There are a few proposed changes in the ward lines, such as all of the Capitol Hill community being included in Ward 6. The city

Overcoming Momentum’s legacy

Federal law shielded disclosure of contributor names. Many became alarmed about secret committees influencing election outcomes, including this writer. This organization’s basic tactic was fear — fear that a candidate was too liberal, too conservative or not conservative or liberal enough. The bitter election is over, but Momentum’s legacy finds a present home in some

Shadid’s surge

Shadid faced opponent Charlie Swinton, senior vice president and registered lobbyist for BancFirst, in the runoff for the council seat being vacated by outgoing Councilman Sam Bowman, who decided not to run for another term. The runoff election was the result of the March 1 primary race, which featured six candidates in the Ward 2

Money wins

WARD 8Ward 8 challenger Clifford Hearron raised a total of around $13,700. Hearron’s opponent, incumbent Patrick Ryan, raised about $122,400, with legal maximum donations of $5,000 coming from Clayton Bennett, owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder, chairman of Dorchester Capital LLC and past chair of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber; Larry Nichols, Devon Energy executive

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