Drew Edmonson to Speak to the Kay County Democratic Party
Team Radio Marketing Group - September 20, 2017 10:26 am
Drew Edmondson, who has announced his intention to run for Oklahoma Governor, will address the Kay County Democratic Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Pioneer Technical Center.
As a candidate for governor, Edmondson said he is committed to putting Oklahomans first and taking on the outside interests and partisan politicians who every day, are trying to hurt our way of life.
Edmondson’s values are rooted in his Oklahoma upbringing in Muskogee. After high school he attended Northeastern State College in Tahlequah on scholarship. While there, he met Linda Larason of Fargo, OK, who would become his wife. After their first date, Drew famously asked Linda, “When are we getting married?” and the rest is history.
After college, Edmondson enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he reached the rank of Petty Office Second Class and served a tour of duty in Vietnam. While in the Navy, he earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. His first job after the war was as a speech and debate teacher at Muskogee High School.
He was elected to the state Legislature in 1974, and graduated from the University of Tulsa School of Law in 1978. He was named Chief Prosecutor for the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office in 1982. Edmondson was elected District Attorney the same year and he served in that position for 10 years. He was elected the Oklahoma Attorney General in 1994.
Edmondson was re-elected Attorney General in 1998 without opposition, and as his popularity grew he received more than 60 percent of the vote in his 2002 and 2006 elections for that office. He left office in 2011 and has been in the private practice of law since.
The public is invited to hear Edmondson. His presentation will be in the Seminar Room.