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This week Vernon Oakes, host of Everything Co-op, and producer, Pat Thornton, will discuss what You need to know about the 2022 elections, and the importance of the Midterm Gubernatorial Elections.
“The 2022 United States Gubernatorial Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. During this midterm election year, all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested. Thirty-nine state and territorial gubernatorial and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested. This will be the first election affected by the redistricting that will follow the 2020 census.” (Wikipedia). Vernon and Pat will share information that will empower you to make informed decisions at the ballot box.
Our host, Vernon Oakes, is a consummate advocate for cooperatives. He is a Past President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and has served on several boards and committees to advance the interests of cooperatives. Vernon served on the Limited Equity Cooperative Task Force, established by Anita Bonds, At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia. Today, Council member Anita Bonds includes co-ops as a part of her platform. Vernon is an MBA graduate of Stanford University, who has used his business acumen to benefit the community, by promoting the added value of the cooperative business model.
Pat Thornton prides herself as an emotionally intelligent leader, who is dedicated to using her time and talents to provide support to entities that seek to make this Country a more egalitarian place for its citizenry. She is strategic thinker with a proven record of success in developing integrated marketing strategies and brand identity solutions in multiple market segments. She is also an economic strategist, with extensive experience in business development, non-profit management, community engagement, and establishing public-private-partnerships between the private sector, local and jurisdictional representatives. Pat hosts her own radio show, The Thornton Business Hour, that focuses on information she feels is important for people to know, and is the producer of Everything Co-op.