There’s never been a clearer voting choice: Edmond voters need to send teacher Kevin McDonald to the Oklahoma Legislature as a state senator in District 41.
McDonald has been a teacher for 20 years and has taught in Edmond for 13 years. He embodies the entire philosophy behind the so-called “teacher caucus,” which is trying to get educators into the legislature to help secure education funding and standards for our children.
I say “so-called” because not all the candidates who have been or are getting endorsed by the teacher caucus are really that education oriented. I believe some people, like McDonald’s opponent and his supporters, are gaming a particular moment for petty personal gain. That’s just the opposite case for McDonald.
Here are the pertinent facts:
McDonald has taught in the Edmond School District for 13 years and has been a teacher of the year recipient. He taught in Guthrie before coming to Edmond.
His wife, Leah, is also a teacher.
Both their children go to school here in Edmond.
He is a rational and intellectual person, who understands the political reality in Oklahoma, and he will work to shift the emphasis in the Oklahoma Legislature from ideological theatrics to basic issues such as education funding and standards.
It’s the basic stuff. He’s the real deal.
Here’s McDonald’s site. Email him. Call him. Meet him. He’s the right choice for Edmond voters, who could send a huge message to the state by electing him. That message is simply that we’re sick of the bickering and ideological stunts in the Oklahoma Legislature, and we want pragmatic, educated and decent people to represent us and to help improve our educational systems here.