Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Report on Recent Candidate Forum on Disability Issues

This post links to an news story written by Clint Sloan who covered the recent candidate forum I attended where issues important to Oklahomans with disabilities where discussed.

I quickly hit the high points of the work I've been doing since being elected in 2008 within the five minutes each candidate had to speak and answer questions. I thought the forum went well and I appreciated the opportunity visit with those in attendance.

I continue to work with the Developmental Disabilities Services Division at DHS to address the huge number of Oklahomans on the Waiting List for disability services. I will be attending the Waiting List Meeting tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at DHS.

I also mentioned the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Program that became effective the day before.

POLITICS: Candidates discuss disability issues

08/30/2010 by Clint Sloan

"(POL) Seventeen candidates - along with one liaison to a candidate - running for state and federal offices spoke at a Saturday forum discussing issues affecting disabled citizens.

"The event occurred at the Oklahoma History Center and was sponsored by the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council and the Heartland Council for the Blind. The candidates discussed education, transportation, budgetary matters and job creation, along with other issues."

Click here to read the complete eCapitol story.
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