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June 8, 2014

Cherokee County official in race with newcomer

Incumbent cites goals; foe sees room to do better

(Continued)

Meet the candidates

NAME: Doug Hubbard

AGE: 60.

HOMETOWN: Tahlequah.

POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat.

CAREER: Retired construction business, earth moving equipment, contractor sewer lines and water lines.

EDUCATION: Graduated in 1976 with a degree in business education from Northeastern State University.

FAMILY: Wife, Pat Hubbard; son, Brandon Hubbard; daughter, Missie Warner; three grandchildren.

HOBBIES: Avid hunter, cattle rancher, hanging out with three grandchildren.

NAME: Ted French

AGE: 71.

HOMETOWN: Tahlequah.

POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat.

CAREER: Retired welder.

EDUCATION: Tulsa Welding School. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M/Oklahoma State graduate with degree in industrial technology.

FAMILY: Three sons, one daughter, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

HOBBIES: “I’ve got so many, anything I do is a hobby for me. I’m a retired welder.”

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Baptist.

Key dates

For primaries:

• June 18. Deadline to request an absentee ballot.

• Early voting:

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 19.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 20.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 21.

• June 24 primary.

For Aug. 26 runoffs:

• Aug. 1. Last day to register to vote.

• 5 p.m. Aug. 20. Deadline to request absentee ballot.

• Early voting:

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 22.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 23.

• Aug. 26, statewide runoff.

For Nov. 4 general election:

• Oct. 10. Last day to register to vote.

• 5 p.m. Oct. 29. Deadline to request absentee ballot.

• Early voting:

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1.

• Nov. 4, statewide general election.

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