23rd and Lincoln – About Us

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With a subscription to 23rd and Lincoln, you’ll receive unrivaled access to the key issues, developments, credible rumors and buzz closely followed by lawmakers, state officials, agency and organization heads and lobbyists.

23rd and Lincoln began with Marie Price, the Journal Record’s Capitol Reporter. After her retirement in early 2015, Emily Summars was the news director for JRLR, before current JRLR Capitol Reporter Joel Dean began to run JRLR’s 23rd and Lincoln Capitol news site.

Contributing Staff

Joel Dean  manages and writes for JRLR’s 23rd and Lincoln Capitol news site. Joel received his bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2013. He formerly worked for the Duncan Banner and the EastWord News. He also worked for the Talon while attending the OC. Joel is from Lawton and he enjoys binge watching TV,  reading anything he can get his hands on, and talking politics.


Brett Sebastian contributes to 23rd and Lincoln in addition to his work with the Journal Record Legislative Report. Brett graduated Texas A&M University and earned his juris doctorate from South Texas College of Law in 2014. He has worked at a lobbyist firm in Washington D.C., the Federal District Court in Houston, is a veteran of several campaigns, and the 2015 Texas Legislative session. In his free time Brett enjoys traveling, the outdoors, cycling, reading and writing.


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