While working on this effort, I am still very busy with the work associated with the job. I had the pleasure of recently attending the annuals meetings for Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) and Cotton Electric Cooperative. Both of these organizations provide an outstanding service to areas of my district by supplying affordable electricity to those in their service area. These cooperatives are still maintained by the membership and the votes at the annual meeting help keep the citizens involved and informed. I cannot say enough good things about our electric cooperatives, especially with the work they have recently done to repair lines in areas where theft has occurred and hurt not only the delivery of electricity, but also impacted phone service.
On the discussion of utilities, I have been in contact with Union Pacific and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. I have confirmed there will be a community meeting sometime next month with Union Pacific to discuss issues regarding delays and hope that some solution will happen from this town hall. I will keep you posted as dates for solidified.
I am looking forward to a busy upcoming week! On Tuesday, I will be speaking to the Leadership Duncan on the upcoming session in 2014, and then will visit the Rush Springs Lions Club, followed by attending the Sterling FFA Labor Auction. Then on Wednesday, I will attend the a meeting with Caddo County school superintendents, then address the Chickasha Lion’s club, followed by serving on a panel about the legislative process at the State Capitol. On Thursday, I will participate in interim studies at the Capitol that morning, and then visit with high school students in Stillwater about the YMCA Youth in Government program. Friday also has meetings, followed by a chance to read to students at the Elgin Public Library on Saturday! As you can see, this part-time job I have keeps me on the go, and I cannot thank you enough for allowing me the chance to serve you in District 65!