This evening, with over 60% of the vote, Ed Shadid won the race for Ward 2, Oklahoma City Council. The celebration began at Cafe Nova on N. Western Avenue once the announcement of the win was made via speakerphone by consumer activist (and former independent presidential candidate) Ralph Nader. Shadid’s opening statement brought cheers from the crowd, as they listened to his ideas on building a healthier, more progressive and better informed community.
At Rococo Restaurant on N. Penn Avenue., Charlie Swinton, the losing candidate, said he appreciated all his supporters, and was proud of his campaign’s message. Swinton told The City Sentinel he wanted to congratulate Ed Shadid and wished the winner a successful term on the council.