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February 10, 2013

In-person absentee voting on for school board elections

— In-person absentee voting continues Monday in Muskogee County for school board elections scheduled Tuesday.

The Muskogee County Election Board Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday for early voters. Precinct polling will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Meet the candidates

MIDWAY

Michael Ray

AGE: 37.

HOMETOWN: Council Hill/Boynton.

EDUCATION: Midway High School.

PROFESSION: Oil field worker.

FAMILY: Wife, Misty; four children.

REASON FOR RUNNING: “I’m doing it for my kids. I want to make sure they get a good education. Sure, we need to upgrade facilities, but we need to concentrate on education, too.”

Bruce Reed

AGE: 61.

HOMETOWN: Boynton.

EDUCATION: Attended trade school.

PROFESSION: On disability.

FAMILY: Wife, Valerie; two grown children.

REASON FOR RUNNING: “I want to see kids do well. What I see as the main issue is that we are growing rapidly. We do not have sufficient room for the kids. That’s why we’re having a bond issue in March.”

Vaughn Miller

AGE: 47.

HOMETOWN: Council Hill/Hitchita.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from Oklahoma State University.

PROFESSION: Operations manager at Helena Chemical and a rancher.

FAMILY: Two sons.

REASON FOR RUNNING: “We are trying to pass a bond issue in March to build a new elementary school because we need more room in the district.”

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