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Johnson Is Not To Seek Another Term

‘Time To Step Aside,’ She Said

By JOHN W. SIMM

Oklahoma County Commissioner Willa Johnson (Dem., District I) said she will not seek reelection. “The voters in District I have blessed me with the opportunity to represent them for the past 10 years,” she said yesterday, “but now is my time to step aside.” “When I ran in 2007 to complete the term of then Commissioner Jim Roth, I wanted to help bring a spirit of cooperation and create an environment where elected officials work together for the good of the public,” the county commissioner continued. “Not only did we do that, but it has continued.” “Losing that first race for City Council 28 years ago was probably the best thing that could have happened,” noted Commissioner Johnson. “It motivated me to work harder to become a force for change.” Mrs. Johnson went on to run again for the Ward 7 City Council seat and successfully ran for reelection until she...

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