Mayor Roberts: Possible Replacement?

6/9/2008:

One Hoboken411 reader thought that this 19-year old freshman from Oklahoma would make a great replacement for Mayor David Roberts.

He’s a self-admitted video “gamer” and seems to have no baggage or affiliations. Can we call him up and get him over here for next year’s election?

Oklahoma freshman named town’s mayor

mayor-john-tyler-hammons-oklahoma.jpgLike any red-blooded American teenager, John Tyler Hammons digs rock music, fast cars, video games and…fiscal planning?

Apparently so. The University of Oklahoma freshman trounced 70 year-old Hershel McBride to become the mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma, making it the first city in the nation to be governed by a self-admitted gamer.

But while he could own any of his peers at Halo 3, the fresh-faced leader is turning his sights on cleaning up the town’s politics by establishing an independent ethics commission and locking down campaign finance reporting.

“I’m sure the (city) council will work with me on these issues,” he said. “I campaigned on this, and this is something I intend to push.”

Tired of the same old political shenanigans, the townsfolk are backing their new man.

“He doesn’t have the baggage. He doesn’t owe anybody anything,” said cafe owner Gary Armstrong. “It’s sort of a fresh start for Muskogee.”

Best known as the subject of country legend Merle Haggard’s 1969 hit “Okie from Muskogee,” the unassuming city of 38,000 is considered the archetype of virtuous, small town America, a “place where even squares can have a ball.”

And now, so can gamers.

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10 Comments on "Mayor Roberts: Possible Replacement?"


HomeTeam
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HomeTeam
8 years 3 months ago

[quote comment=”86942″][quote comment=”86889″]I vote for Hoboken’s own Artie Lange for Mayor![/quote]

He has a IQ of 94, best of luck with that.[/quote]

It would be an improvement of 24 points, so who knows?

Biffy B For Mayor
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Biffy B For Mayor
8 years 3 months ago

:mrgreen:

bri777
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bri777
8 years 3 months ago

[quote comment=”87012″]You can write in a name in any election. If any people do that to show dissatisfaction maybe things will change. So far all I see is business as usual.[/quote]

Buy some glasses.

A Dirtbag Who Lives In Dirt

Margaret
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8 years 3 months ago

You can write in a name in any election. If any people do that to show dissatisfaction maybe things will change. So far all I see is business as usual.

plaintruthiness
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plaintruthiness
8 years 3 months ago

Legal Beagle for Mayor. Unbought. Unbossed. Uncurbed. Unleashed.

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