Thacker: Keep economic development in...

Thacker: Keep economic development in Rogers County

There are 6 comments on the Claremore Daily Progress story from Sep 30, 2012, titled Thacker: Keep economic development in Rogers County. In it, Claremore Daily Progress reports that:

Rogers County Commissioner Kirt Thacker fighting to put $5 million in funding to work for the citizens of Rogers County as he opposes a project that could redirect economic development.

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Tough job

Dallas, TX

#1 Oct 2, 2012
It would be tough to be a commissioner, especially in RC where it seems to be the only elected offcials who are watched are the two mentioned in this article. Lots of stuff going on that is not being brought to the attention of the voters
Chumley

Edmond, OK

#2 Oct 2, 2012
Tough job wrote:
It would be tough to be a commissioner, especially in RC where it seems to be the only elected offcials who are watched are the two mentioned in this article. Lots of stuff going on that is not being brought to the attention of the voters
Please enlighten us
No Helm Fan

United States

#3 Oct 3, 2012
Chumley wrote:
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Please enlighten us
Go to ClaremoreProgress.com and read the articles. Too much to post here.
That Explains It

Tulsa, OK

#4 Oct 3, 2012
There is a reason for that. If you follow the rules, law and budget then your name will not be in the paper. If you travel in the grey area and can't provide explanation when asked about it then your name will be in the paper. If you are involved in questionable dealings, such as bids right under the amount to get competitive bids, accepting gifts from vendors, and dumping material into the river, then yes your job will be tough. The toughness of the job seems to be self created. These allegations are factual obtained from notes and emails covered under the Open Meetings Act. This is not a witch hunt rather than good reporting from the Progress, which wasn't the case until a new writer was added, replacing RSU student who was petrified to press anyone's buttons and also really bad at misquoting people.
You Should be Worried

Coweta, OK

#5 Oct 4, 2012
Talk about Helm or Thacker if you want, but neither are involved with the day to day task of keeping this county safe. You want to talk about an elected official that sits in the dark and has his employees do HIS job for him, you don't have to look any farther than Scott Walton's office. He does not attend meetings, does not participate in decision making issues unless there is news camera present, and he is normally nonexistent in day to day operations of his own office. The commissioners that you people are bashing just purchased 20 new patrol cars for the RCSO so at least the deputies would be safe while on duty. Walton has been in office for four years and has done nothing. A camera hog at it's finest and the foolish and uneducated Rogers County Republicans re-elected this guy for four more years! Wow! What a great decision.....and you should be worried about Rogers County!
That Explains It

Tulsa, OK

#6 Oct 5, 2012
First of all I've read nor seen anything regarding wrong doing involving the sheriff's office. Have you? From what I know the Fed's are not investigating Walton. Until they do then how can anyone complain? He was re-elected because more republicans voted for him than Bulter, which means the majority feels he is doing a good job, or that the challenger wasn't qualified. Both Helm and Thacker have come close to losing in primaries. Why? Because the more heat on the their offices the bigger the spotlight, the bigger the spotlight the more attention voters will pay attention to how they conduct their business. These are the facts. Not sticking up for Walton, but trying to show there are differences in why the coverage is being pointed their way and not Walton's.

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