Editorial: Special election on November 14

Special elections are notorious for bad outcomes.

On November 14, most Tulsa voters will decide the fate of seven proposed charter changes. There are two local special elections, one for the Oklahoma House and one for the Senate. Plus, there is a utility franchise vote in Bixby and a City of Sand Springs bond election.

Perhaps the most important vote is in Senate District 37, where a conservative, Christian Republican faces a liberal Democrat lesbian, who is married to another woman.

Republican Brian O’Hara, a former Jenks city councilor, was a representative for U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (maybe the most conservative member of Congress). O’Hara has spent years listening to the concerns of citizens and helping people deal with the government.

His opponent, Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman, is a leftist proponent for the Homosexual Agenda. She would seem radical even in places like Berkeley, California. Electing her would be a disaster for the moral climate of Oklahoma.

The Tulsa Beacon (and a host of others) endorses Brian O’Hara for Senate District 37.

In House District 76 (Broken Arrow), Republican Ross Ford faces Democrat Chris Vanlandingham. Vanlandingham is an extremely liberal teacher who opposes display of the Ten Commandments on public property.

The Tulsa Beacon endorses neither candidate  in House District 76.

The public should be worried about unmentioned consequences should all seven of the proposed changes to the Tulsa City Charter be approved.

Here are the recommendations from the Tulsa Beacon:

  • Proposition 1 – Public nuisances
    • Vote yes
  • Proposition 2 – Special meeting notification
    • Vote no
  • Proposition 3 – Emergency resolutions
    • Vote no
  • Proposition 4 – Changing election dates
    • Vote no
  • Proposition 5 – Redrawing districts
    • Vote no
  • Proposition 6 – City employees’ free speech
    • Vote yes
  • Proposition 7 – Dedicate sales tax to public safety
    • Vote yes.