My morning appointment has been moved to this afternoon, so I’ve got a bit more time to blog.
I’m convinced that Tuesday marked the first local social media election for Oklahoma City. Having followed Twitter, Facebook, OKC Talk and various blogs, it’s clear that social media created a huge wave of voters, especially for the pro-side that consisted the same sort of younger demographic as was seen in the fall presidential election last year.
Can I prove it? No. But anecdotally, I’m pretty certain of it.
More thoughts on the oversight board as well. Consider that the best people to have on the board won’t necessarily be those who will apply for such slots.
Having talked to several folks the last 48 hours, the following names emerge as people who have the ideal mix of experience, wisdom and judgment but may or may not need to be convinced into serving in such a capacity.
They include (not my list – but from others):
- Joe Clytus
- James Pickel
- Renzi Stone
- Nick Preftakes
- Marsh Pitman
- Dave Lopez
- Tiana Douglas
- Mark Beffort
- Rhonda Walters
- Bill Bleakley
- Kirk Humphreys
- Don Karchmer
- Jim Loftis
So what names would you want to see put into consideration?