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77 Series: Washington County

                                                     George Washington

     We know our major influencers in United States history; know that George Washington was our first president, a general in the Revolutionary War, and the rumor is that he chopped down his father’s favorite cherry tree. I would like to talk about cherry trees; George Washington knows all about them. He knows that you can take down a cherry tree with one swing of an axe, but he did not realize how special a cherry tree is. Thinking about this led me to a thought of a project. In this project, we supply a large population with fruit, herbs and vegetables. We find an empty building, ideally with multiple floors, and we turn it into a huge indoor greenhouse; the more floors, the better.
     Citizens can come and pick the fruit, vegetables, and herbs any time they like. We will be sure to have as many varieties as possible. We are just now getting to the good part though; we will clone all of the trees, obtain seeds, and sell them to the public in order to help with the funding of the program. We will also sell indoor growing equipment so citizens can learn how to grow tomatoes, herbs, and some fruit species in their closet or living room. This will not be very expensive; we will just need to find a government owned property and turn it into something useful. I can help with a project like this in Senate, but I may as well get started now, we can come up with the funding as we go. I am also going to encourage this in congressional district five; I believe that all cities can benefit from such a program; anything that is economically stimulating and helps the citizens is a good thing.
     My name is Bevon Rogers and I am running for U.S. Senate in 2020 as a Democrat. In order to support me in the Primary Election on June 30th, you will have to be a registered Democrat because Oklahoma has closed primaries. I have been closely examining each county in Oklahoma to discover where the weak links are in our state’s economy and I have compiled each economic essay in a project called the 77 Series. You can find the series on my campaign website, www.bevonforsenate.com. I have been designing an economic endeavor to decrease the crime and promote new businesses for our people in Oklahoma’s first district. I named this Project D1 and I will have a project for all five congressional districts. My primary focus is on Oklahoma economy, but in Oklahoma’s first congressional district, my focus is on protecting our environment through controlling violence and enhancing the sense of community; through both a city garden project and community exposure to the police and fire departments.
     I do want to say that Washington County has an excellent county website. I also am a strong supporter of our policemen and I think it is incredible that you have the “Back the Blue” campaign. I am focused on youth violence in our Oklahoma metro areas. In Oklahoma’s first congressional district, I want the community to strive to have the safest city in the nation. In order for us to achieve this title, we must discourage inappropriate behavior anytime we see it. There are more eyes on the city than ever and all that it takes to end violence is letting people know the eyes are there. We must always respect our police force, our firemen, and our teachers. They are not out to ruin any body’s day. The rules are pretty simple, even driving the speed limit is only installed for our safety, not to trick anyone.
     I hope Washington County does not mind, but I am going to copy their “Back the Blue” campaign and share it with our other police departments. I think that all of our Oklahoman communities could benefit from a closer connection to their police force. In 2020, it truly will be a happier time; our state is going to continue climbing the ranks as we sort out some of the issues that are keeping us from rising to the top. I would like to take it to another level; this endeavor to increase awareness of our police force and fire fighters.
     When I was younger, in Beaver Creek Ohio, and in Rosamond California, our police department played our fire department in flag football and it was a big deal for our community; many of our friends’ moms and dads played. They had squad cars and a fire truck and demonstrated to the community what their jobs are. It was a thrill thinking I was rooting for the firemen, seeing all their equipment in their truck; then when I heard the sirens and voice from the police cruiser, and the dog, I wanted the police to win. This would be an excellent chance to strengthen our communal bond in our larger cities, all cities really.  
     As I begin to close on this essay, I wanted to talk a little about Bartlesville. It is great to see a community in Oklahoma beginning to rebuild their city. All over Oklahoma, especially in our rural cities, we have these beautiful buildings that were built before our state’s industry fell apart, mostly around 1920, some got hit harder in the 1940’s-1960. As we continue to see development in Oklahoma industry, we are going to continue seeing the buildings in our smaller communities being rebuilt just like they are in Bartlesville. This is something special as we are making the way for a much better Oklahoma for our youth. It will take a strong legislator In Washington D.C. to bring the change we need to our smaller communities; to improve citizen health and education. I hope that Washington County will support me in my endeavor to build industry in Oklahoma.



Committee to Elect Bevon Rogers
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