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August 25, 2013

GOP elected officials discuss county government

CLAREMORE —

The Rogers County GOP hosted a monthly meeting Thursday, including a quorum of county commissioners to discuss the state of county government.
Rogers County Commissioners Kirt Thacker and Mike Helm, State Rep. Marty Quinn and District Attorney Janice Steidley spoke to the crowd, taking questions regarding several recent issues addressed in the media.
Claremore City Councilors Mark Lepak and Bill Flanagan were also present to answer questions.
District attorney candidate Erin Oquin, a former special judge in Rogers County, was at the meeting to gather support for her 2014 bid for office.
Approximately 25 members of the Republican Party attended the event.
Thacker spoke to the group for about an hour covering topics ranging from the county budget to the $36,000 in funds spent to hire outside legal council to oversee the Aug. 13 One-Cent Tax election.
Helm briefly spoke about the recent issue regarding Larry Helton’s property along Keetonville Road.
During the discussion, Helm clarified the road was a safety issue adding, “The road will never be fixed.” 
Steidley took several questions about the election and other recent events, explaining the benefit of hiring a specialized tax attorney to prevent future litigation against the county.
Quinn spoke briefly about upcoming legislative efforts including addressing an issue with texting and driving.
He encouraged the Republican Party and conservatives in Rogers County to stick to party standards without negativity against others.
“If we are going to talk the talk, we got to walk the walk,” Quinn said. “That standard is here and we need to make sure as a party that is where we stay.”
The GOP meets monthly at the Northeast Technology Center in Claremore.
More information about upcoming GOP events is available on the group’s Facebook page.
 

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