George Skinner, Cleveland County District 2 Commissioner announced that he would not seek re-election and retire December 31st, 2012. George Skinner has served as County Commissioner for the last 22 years.
Randy Terrill Rumored to Run for County Commissioner
The rumor is that Representative Randy Terrill of Moore is considering forgoing his House seat and file for the District 2 position. Randy Terrill is subject of criminal charges alleging he was involved in a bribery scheme with former Senator Debbe Leftwich. As an arch foe of House Speaker Kris Steele, Terrill has been encouraged to run by fellow comrades at the capital. How genuine that support is suspect.
The rumor was first mentioned around the Cleveland County Courthouse by DA Greg Mashburn. Randy Terrill was asked by KTOK’s News Department of his decision to run. Terrill told the radio station that he had been encouraged by others to seek the commissioner position.
Randy Terrill Tells KTOK He Has Been Encouraged by Others
Although being a multiple term incumbent state representative, Randy Terrill’s campaign fund does not have much of a balance ($5,450). That’s Just Bob has been told that Randy Terrill can transfer the funds to a new campaign. According to Ethics Commission Oklahoma Public Employees Association contributed the max $5,000.
Randy Terrill has employed Chad Alexander of Majority Designs as his campaign consultant in previous campaigns. When contacted about the possibility of Randy Terrill running for the County Commissioner position, officials of Majority Design stated that they are not working with Terrill this year. It is believed that another candidate (Wayne Meyers) for the County Commissioner position has employed Majority Designs. Lance Cargill has been named to aid Randy Terrill in the County Commissioner campaign.
Randy Terrill Would Be One of Many to Run for Commissioner
The Cleveland County District 2 position will be a hotly contested race for 2012 with several already announced and several more talking. That’s Just Bob has confirmed that David Houck, Wayne Meyers, and Darry Stacy all from north-east Norman are running. There are two including Randy Terrill from Moore that have yet to formally announce. District 2 covers the eastern part of Cleveland County encompassing Moore and the far eastern parts of Norman and Little Axe.