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Election Coverage

October 29, 2012

Two vie for House District 20

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NORMAN —

In 2010, Cleveland was inducted into the Capitol Hill High School’s Hall of Fame, receiving the “Life Time Achievement” award.

As an Oklahoma businessman and entrepreneur for more than 30 years, Cleveland is committed to bringing his business experience in meeting payroll, risking capital and making tough decisions to the State House. He started his first business a few years after graduation. After some early struggles, he began working with a company in Northwest Arkansas, Wal-Mart, that was just gaining steam.

Over the next 30 years, Cleveland built his business, manufacturing different products for Wal-Mart, Academy and other retailers. His companies have sold everything from Bible covers to refurbished golf balls and sports equipment. As an inventor, Bobby holds two patents and at least 10 trademarks. His new venture is Sooner Relief, a fast-acting pain reliever in gel form.

Cleveland has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASA helps kids from abusive families as they go through the court system.

The Clevelands currently attend Bethel Baptist Church in Norman. Previously, the Clevelands attended Lexington First Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and youth RA leader for many years.

Joy Hampton366-3539jhampton@normantranscript.com

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