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Gary Marrs deserves re-election to Oklahoma City Ward 1 council seat

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: March 1, 2013

Fortunately, Oklahoma City is reportedly adding around 2,000 people per month. But this also means demand for city services — police/fire, street maintenance, water/sewer — is also increasing. Marrs' experience makes him the best qualified to balance the challenge of funding services while keeping rates low.

Marrs has worked to not only revitalize downtown, but also to address basic service needs throughout the city. His tenure has benefited all.

Each city council member represents about 62,000 people, more than any member of the Legislature. Yet the number of voters participating in council elections is often far less than those voting in legislative elections. Such low turnout means that every vote truly counts. Oklahoma City residents shouldn't take this race for granted.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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