FOI Oklahoma official chosen for empty Edmond City Council seat

FOI Oklahoma Executive Director Kay Bickham was chosen Tuesday to serve the vacated Ward 1 seat on the Edmond City Council.

The primary election for Edmond mayor and Wards 1 and 2 is slated for March 1. The general election is set for April 5.

Bickham indicted to The Edmond Sun that she is not interested in running for election to the seat in March but believed she had the necessary experience to fill in until voters chose a replacement.

Bickham served as Ward 1 councilwoman from 1991 to 1995.

"So I'm going to the same chair. And I’ve served on most of the committees and have been keeping touch through the years on various other city committees," she told the newspaper.

Bickham will be sworn in on Dec. 13. She was one of 10 applicants for the Ward 1 seat vacated in October when Wayne Page resigned from the council to move to Vancouver, Wash.

Candidates for the Edmond municipal offices this spring will be asked to sign FOI Oklahoma's Open Government Pledge.

Joey Senat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Media & Strategic Communications

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