On Monday, June 11th, Michael Ross was the only Democratic candidate for HD 68 to attend a candidate forum at Daniel Webster High School sponsored by Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA), as part of their “111th Mile.” The main focus of the forum was education, with candidates fielding a mixture of pre-selected questions and questions from audience members.

“I’m grateful to the TCTA for the invitation to participate,” Michael said. “Forums like this are yet another example of how teachers in the community are leading the way in civic engagement.”

In addition to educators and members of the community, television crews from Tulsa’s channels 6 and 8, the CBS and ABC affiliates respectively, attended, using footage from the HD 68 session in their 10pm broadcasts. Channel 6’s coverage can be found here, while Channel 8’s story can be found here.

TCTA’s “111th Mile” is a reference to the 110 mile walk undertaken by area educators during April’s teacher walkout. The name implies that teachers are now going the extra mile in service of their classrooms and communities.

Michael will join TCTA again on Thursday, June 21, in a second HD 68 forum to be held at Memorial High School. Find more information here.