It's Election Day!
Vote. Vote! VOTE!
If your state is participating in Tuesday's primaries, I hope you make it a priority to go to your precinct to cast your vote.
I am so pumped about election day! Seriously. I can barely stand it. The excitement and overall level of engagement are awesome. And the opportunity to be part of this historical U.S. election day is thrilling. I can't seem to get enough news about it all. I just read, read, read about each of the candidates, what the pundits have to say, what the anti-ads have to state, what each side works to claim.
Back in junior high, I remember the night that George Nigh was elected governor. I stayed up as long as Mom would let me watching the election-night coverage. It was exciting. As a 4-H'er, I had the opportunity to see and meet him at the state fair and other events. In 1982, he was elected to a second term. He has the distinguished record of being the only governor to carry all 77 of Oklahoma's counties.
Before he was governor, when he was in the state legislature, he helped to make sure that "Oklahoma!" became the state song. That alone proves he was a great guy and a politician who had his priorities right.
His daughter attended Oklahoma State the same time I did. She was a Pi Phi. It was common to see Gov. Nigh, his wife Donna, and their daughter walking across campus. Seeing him made me think that even I could be Oklahoma's governor someday.
That didn't happen. But, by golly, my zealotry for a strong candidate and an exciting election has never wavered.