Public invited to Gubernatorial Forum on Cameron University campus

Cameron University will host a Gubernatorial Forum sponsored by The Oklahoma Academy on Wednesday, June 30. Gubernatorial candidates Lieutenant Governor Jari Askins, State Senator Randy Brogdon, Attorney General Drew Edmondson and U.S. Representative Mary Fallin have been invited to participate. The forum takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex on the Cameron University campus. The public is invited to attend. Boxed lunches are available for $9 each and must be ordered in advance by calling 580-581-5455 or at

The Oklahoma Academy will present a total of six Gubernatorial Forums across Oklahoma prior to the Oklahoma primary election on July 27. The forums are structured to allow candidates to answer both pre-determined questions from the Academy and questions from the audience. Candidates receive a list of potential Academy questions prior to each forum and are expected to prepare answers based on their own experience and knowledge and the Academy’s research and recommendations on the issue. Previous forums have been held in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Durant.

A statewide nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organization, The Oklahoma Academy was founded by Governor Henry Bellmon in 1967 to bring public attention to policy issues, provide objective, thorough research, and act as a catalyst for positive change. The organization’s mission is to identify issues facing the state, provide well-researched, objective information, foster nonpartisan collaboration, develop responsible recommendations and encourage community and legislative action.

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June 23, 2010