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February 26, 2014

Dorman explains platform to Caddo County Democrats

BY RACHEL SNYDER
The Express-Star

ANADARKO —

State Representative Joe Dorman stressed the importance of providing equal education and career opportunities for Oklahoma's children at a meeting of the Caddo County Democrats Monday night.

Dorman (D-Rush Springs) is running for governor and spoke about his platform at the Caddo County Democrats meeting at Munoz Mexican Restaurant in Anadarko.

"Today, our public schools are stretched to their breaking point with spending cuts," Dorman said.

Dorman said he also hopes to build more storm shelters for students and teachers, as well as improve roads and bridges.

Abe Lopez, a middle school teacher in Anadarko, who attended the meeting said his district faces difficulty in getting good-quality teachers to stay in rural and low-budget areas.

"We're stuck with no or less-qualified applicants," Lopez said.

Dorman said he hopes to do away with laws that impose uniform requirements at vocational/career tech schools throughout Oklahoma, because they should teach to skills that businesses in the local area want.

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election is Nov. 4.