Candidate for 2018 governor race comes to Lawton - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Candidate for 2018 governor race comes to Lawton

(Source: KSWO) (Source: KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -  A Democratic candidate who’s running for Governor came to Lawton on Tuesday for a meet and greet.

Residents filled the room to hear from former state senator Connie Johnson who’s filed to run for governor.  

During the meet and greet, Johnson talked about what she'd like to do as governor and changes she'd like to see.

Some of those changes include legalizing hemp and cannabis, lowering the cost of higher education and lowering the number of people arrested for non-violent crimes. She said if she's governor she'll be the voice for the people.

"For the people versus the special interest who have taken control of our government and set our priorities in ways that don't benefit people that literally put people second to special interest and private interest," Johnson said.

Johnson said she believes Oklahomans are ready to be respected and have a government that does what it's supposed to do, which is meet the needs of all the people.

The primary election for governor will be held in June of 2018.

If you'd like to know more about Johnson, visit her website.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • OK man arrested after shaking 10-week-old foster child

    OK man arrested after shaking 10-week-old foster child

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-10-17 18:50:39 GMT

    A man is behind bars in the Oklahoma County Jail after a child placed in his care died. Oklahoma City police say the 24-year-old suspect confessed that he shook a 10-week-old foster child who was placed on life support within 24 hours of being placed in the man's custody. According to court records, the man said he shook the child when the baby began crying. 

    A man is behind bars in the Oklahoma County Jail after a child placed in his care died. Oklahoma City police say the 24-year-old suspect confessed that he shook a 10-week-old foster child who was placed on life support within 24 hours of being placed in the man's custody. According to court records, the man said he shook the child when the baby began crying. 

  • Police find suspect sitting in a lawn chair on a roof

    Police find suspect sitting in a lawn chair on a roof

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-10-17 18:50:04 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    A Logan County man is now charged with assault and battery on a police officer as well as first-degree burglary after he attempted to break into his ex-girlfriend's home. A Guthrie woman says she heard three knocks and realized someone was trying to break in and that's when she called the cops. When officers searched for him, dispatch got another call that a man matching the suspect's description was trying to break into another nearby home. 

    A Logan County man is now charged with assault and battery on a police officer as well as first-degree burglary after he attempted to break into his ex-girlfriend's home. A Guthrie woman says she heard three knocks and realized someone was trying to break in and that's when she called the cops. When officers searched for him, dispatch got another call that a man matching the suspect's description was trying to break into another nearby home. 

  • Neighbors testify in ex-Oklahoma cop’s 4th murder trial

    Neighbors testify in ex-Oklahoma cop’s 4th murder trial

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-10-17 18:49:04 GMT
    (Source KFOR)(Source KFOR)

    A witness in the ongoing murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer testified Monday that he saw someone shoot a 19-year-old black man “in cold blood.” Jack Scheving and other neighbors testified in the fourth trial of ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, who is charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter’s boyfriend, Jeremey Lake. 

    A witness in the ongoing murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer testified Monday that he saw someone shoot a 19-year-old black man “in cold blood.” Jack Scheving and other neighbors testified in the fourth trial of ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, who is charged with first-degree murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter’s boyfriend, Jeremey Lake. 

Powered by Frankly