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Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital


The Osage Nation hosted a “Meet & Greet” event with Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman on Aug. 26 at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center.

Dorman, a state representative from Rush Springs, is the Democratic nominee against Gov. Mary Fallin in the November general election.

As part of his candidacy, Dorman has committed to engage with all 39 of the state’s tribal nations, a campaign spokesman said.

Approximately three dozen Osages and non-Osages attended the event. The 44-year-old candidate answered questions and discussed a wide variety of specific topics — including education, economic development, health care, water, tobacco and tax policies.

Dorman has served in the legislature for the past 11 years.


A fundraising dinner for Osage County Assessor Gail Hedgcoth will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4 in the big hall of the Pawhuska Elks Lodge.

Dinners of brisket and/or fish will be provided on a donation-only basis. Any member of the public is invited to attend and contributions are greatly appreciated, a spokeswoman for the event said.

Hedgcoth, a Democrat, has been the assessor for Osage County since 1990.