Edmond resident, Republican Keri Shipley, has announced her candidacy for the Oklahoma State Senate District 22 seat. The office opened after former state Senator Stephanie Bice was elected to Congress in November.
“I’m running to be a voice and advocate for the people of Senate District 22,” Keri said. “Our community needs a strong, conservative leader to stand up for our interests – not special interests. I’m asking everyone to support my campaign so I can work for you.”
Keri lives in west Edmond with her husband, Kurt and they have two daughters, Laci and Lindsi. Kurt is the Chief Operating Officer of Novo Oil and Gas in Oklahoma City. Laci is a Registered Nurse and Lindsi is a student at the University of Arkansas, both girls graduated from Deer Creek High School.
Keri is a third generation Oklahoman. Both her father, a Navy Veteran, and grandfather, an Air Force Veteran, were from Altus, OK. Keri studied Marketing at New Mexico State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.
A highly successful leader of several local education initiatives, Keri has a proven track record of service to our community. She is a former Deer Creek Executive PTO President, Creek Classic Race Chair, and Registrar for the Edmond Soccer Club. As President and Vice President of the Deer Creek Soccer Booster Club, Keri and Kurt lead fundraising initiatives that increased the soccer budget by two hundred percent, allowing them to greatly expand the program.
Leaders across our area have already endorsed Keri’s candidacy.
Republican State Representative Garry Mize, who represents the northern portion of Senate District 22, said:
“Keri is a talented leader who will be an outstanding Senator. I have seen Keri’s strong work ethic, her grasp of issues and her passion to see our schools, businesses and communities thrive.
For the last year, Keri has worked as a staffer for two current Republican members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. She’s not only closely followed the policy debates, she’s also learned the in’s and out’s of the Capitol, ensuring that she’ll hit the ground running on Day One!”
Former Deer Creek teacher Meredith J. Mustain-Mayernik said:
“As a twenty-three year educator, I proudly support Keri Shipley for Oklahoma State Senate District 22. Keri has always been very active and a positive, visible figure within our Deer Creek community. She has served on numerous, large scale, influential leadership roles both in education, and currently, for our great state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma educators need the continued support from our senators. It is imperative that our state maintains a forward momentum in researching, staying on track educationally and remaining proactive with the educational changes in our local, state and nationwide educational systems.
Keri is passionate about education, and will work to create higher standards for the betterment of our children as we work to prepare them for a global, competitive society. During these unprecedented, and hard economic times, I know that I could count on Keri Shipley to serve as an effective, conservative leader for State Senate District 22 – not only in education, but in all areas that represent the core of Oklahoma’s fundamental values.”
Geree Wald, a Senate District 22 resident and Vice President at Plater and Wald Consulting, said:
“Keri will be a strong advocate for local businesses and economic growth. She knows that too often unreasonable government policies and burdensome regulations limit job creators.
Keri will work with business and education leaders to create an environment where companies thrive and have a pipeline of well prepared workers ready to build a better future for our state.”
I am a conservative Christian woman who is a dedicated wife and mother.
We need conservative leaders in state government who stand strong for Oklahoma’s values.
I will be your voice in the Oklahoma State Senate.