Commerce mayoral election


Tuesday, July 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Commerce-AP) -- Voters in Commerce will choose between a 67-year-old man who has lived in the town his whole life and an 18-year-old with lofty political ambitions in the next mayoral election.

On September 9th, voters will pick the successor to Bill Rogers, who died just weeks after winning an April 1st election.

Ernie Roher just graduated from Commerce High School and plans to enroll at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in the fall as a political science major.

The lifelong Commerce resident says he hopes to be a senator one day and being mayor would be a good experience.

The other candidate, Jimmie Mullen, was born in Commerce in 1935.

He says he has no agenda, but a desire to see the city progress.

He says running a city is probably similar to running a business, and he has more than 50 years of experience in business management.