The Norman Transcript


October 22, 2012

Stiles vs. Roberts



Roberts has served on the boards of CASA and Sooner Theatre. She is currently on the board of Full Circle. Paula and husband, Barry, are members of First Christian Church, where she serves on the outreach committee.

Her husband of 41 years, Barry, is a longtime Norman attorney and retired Air Force Colonel. They have one daughter, Amanda.

“Norman is my home, I love it here and I know this district,” Roberts said of her decision to run for office. “It’s time for us to have a representative who will represent the people and someone we can depend on to work for us. I will be a strong advocate for House District 45.”

Republican Aaron Stiles: Stiles was born and raised in Cleveland County. He was first elected as the District 45 representative in 2010.

After graduating from Carl Albert High School in 1997, he became a member of the Oklahoma Air National Guard as a military police officer. During Stiles’ eight years in the Air National Guard, he received the Air Force Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal and two honorable discharges.

Stiles received a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Oklahoma. He then went on to the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received a juris doctor.

Stiles is owner and lead counsel for the Stiles Legal Group, based in Norman. He and wife, JoAnne, have been married eight years.

He was co-author of House Bill 1601, which was signed by the governor on May 24, 2011. The measure was designed to establish a one-stop shop for business owners.

“This plan is designed to cut through the government bureaucracy, which is a strong disincentive to the creation of new businesses and jobs,” Stiles said in a press release after the bill’s passage. “Business owners should not be forced to navigate through a gauntlet of multiple agencies and government red tape in order to start their business.”

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