Senators heading back to school
Several state senators are scheduling visits to local schools in their districts.
Some might wisecrack they might learn something from the students, but it’s part of “America’s Legislators Back to School,” a program sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislators. Its purpose it so help children and teens learn more about government and representative democracy.
Senators deserve a pat on the back to go to classrooms to talk with students. Perhaps such visits will spark a student to get interested in politics and to some day run for office. Or at least show an interest to regularly vote.
I’m curious what you would ask a state senator if a member from the upper chamber came to your work, school or church, or stopped by your house. You can reply with a post, and maybe we can get a senator or two to answer your query or consider some legislation.
Senators who have begun scheduling classroom visits include Sens. Cliff Aldridge, R-Midwest City, Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, Senate co-President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, Mary Easley, D-Tulsa, John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Jay Paul Gumm, D-Durant, Connie Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Ron Justice, R-Chickasha,Todd Lamb, R-Edmond, Richard Lerblance, D-Hartshorne, David Myers, R-Ponca City, Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman and Susan Paddack, D-Ada.
Other senators are expected to plan visits later in the school year.
- Michael McNutt, Capitol Bureau
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