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Ed Shadid Announces Candidacy for Oklahoma City Council, Ward 2

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, Edward Shadid, M.D., announced his candidacy for Oklahoma City Council, Ward 2. Dr. Shadid said he will take into account Oklahoma City’s past successes and move toward future opportunities for the city.

“Oklahoma City is a city on the move,” he said. “We have to ensure the progress we’ve made turns into future opportunities for our children. I am running for city council because I want my children and their classmates to be given the same opportunities to succeed that I had.”

Story continues after the break. The campaign website can be found at voteshadid.com.

Dr. Shadid was born and raised in Oklahoma. Members of the Shadid family have been practicing medicine since statehood. Dr. Shadid currently practices medicine at Spine and Pain Care of Oklahoma, a small business he opened in 2002.

“As a doctor, not a politician, I have worked hard for Oklahoma City families,” Shadid said. “I will extend the same dedication I have for my patients to the people of Oklahoma City. The people of Ward 2 need a council person who is accountable and responsive to their needs.”

Dr. Shadid said he believes the key to creating more jobs is through investing in Oklahoma City’s independent businesses and transportation infrastructure.

“The success of our community is dependent on the success of neighborhood shop owners,” he said. “Jobs must be created and tax incentives should be prioritized to our small businesses, not out of state special interests.”

As a physician and father of three, Dr. Shadid said he is committed to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma City.

“I want to continue the legacy of Sam Bowman and encourage healthy living styles, like biking.”  Adding, “we must offer alternative modes of transportation and promote sustainable activities if the city is to compete in the 21st century.”

Dr. Shadid also addressed the value of protecting Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods and public services.  “Firefighters, the police force and city employees must be guaranteed every resource necessary to get the job done. Oklahoma City residents deserve their streets to be safe and clean.”  

Dr. Shadid stated that he thinks neighborhood leaders will lead the path towards improving the quality of life in Oklahoma City. He said he is running because he believes he can be this voice in the city council and where constituents can engage in an open dialog.

“I know the best ideas will not come out of my office but out of neighborhood meetings,” he said. “Ward 2 is blessed with historic associations and organizations. I want to give voice to those pioneering ideas from community leaders”