Ed Shadid Wins Council Seat in Oklahoma City

Dr. Ed. Shadid, who ran for State Assembly with the Green Party’s endorsement in 2010, has won a hotly contested election to the Oklahoma City Council in Ward 2. From the City Sentinel:

This evening, with over 60% of the vote, Ed Shadid won the race for Ward 2, Oklahoma City Council. The celebration began at Cafe Nova on N. Western Avenue once the announcement of the win was made via speakerphone by consumer activist (and former independent presidential candidate) Ralph Nader. Shadid’s opening statement brought cheers from the crowd, as they listened to his ideas on building a healthier, more progressive and better informed community.

At Rococo Restaurant on N. Penn Avenue., Charlie Swinton, the losing candidate, said he appreciated all his supporters, and was proud of his campaign’s message. Swinton told The City Sentinel he wanted to congratulate Ed Shadid and wished the winner a successful term on the council.

Ronald Hardy


  1. Awesome, hearty congratulations to Ed Shadid! He seems like a great guy for the job. I hope the ridiculous fliers sent out by his opposition portraying the Green Party as an evil zombie eagle helped pad his margin of victory. Maybe we should ask them to print up some more for other Green candidates?

  2. Wow, I am impressed. Just when I thought that Greens were beginning to become unelectable.

    I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but there’s been many firsts last year, so this is perhaps a step in the right direction.

    Build locally, advocate locally, invest locally. Put all your efforts into electable seats…

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