The Poteau Chamber of Commerce hosted their June Lunch and Learn meeting Friday, June 5, 2020, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center in Poteau. This was the first Lunch and Learn since the CDC's COVID-19 guidelines halted in-person meetings. This month’s topic was “Meet the Candidates”. All the candidates running for office in LeFlore County were invited.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Karen Wages, welcomed those in attendance and Bob Hawley did the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Each candidate was allowed 2 minutes to introduce himself and talk about his campaign and/or qualifications for the job for which he was running.
The candidates in attendance were:
Candidates for LeFlore County Commissioner, District 2: left to right Cody Covey, Paul LaRosa and Tracy Lovell
Candidates for LeFlore County Sheriff: left to right Rodney Derryberry, Donnie Edwards and Dwayne Frizzell
Candidates for State Representative, District 3: left to right Lundy Kiger, Mike Sullivan and Rick West
Candidates for State Senator, District 5: left to right Randy Coleman, Justin Jackson and Jimmy Westbrook