Cleveland was elected commissioner for District 1 in 2007. District 1 consists of the northern third of Cleveland County with Oklahoma City, Moore and Norman within its boundaries. District 1 is a suburban area with a mix of rural settings.
Cleveland also was instrumental in getting a facilities management study to budget and plan for future maintenance and capital needs. He is working on a reconstruction of the county’s web presence for all departments to bring greater transparency and communications to county residents.
Cleveland is married to his college sweetheart Christine who is active in the community. The couple have four children.
District 3 County Commissioner Rusty Sullivan has said he will not run again. Several candidates have said they will file for the seat including Republicans Darryl Covey of Lexington, state Rep. Mike Reynolds R-Oklahoma City, former city attorney Blaine Nice and former Norman Mayor Dr. Harold Haralson. Former state Sen. Cal Hobson, D-Lexington also announced plans to file.
Candidates must complete a Declaration of Candidacy form which is available for download on the Cleveland County Election board website, clevelandcountyelectionboard.com. Forms also are available at the Cleveland County Election Board office. The completed form must be notarized and that Election Board personnel cannot notarize candidate filing papers.
The filing fee for county offices is $200. The filing fee must be in the form of a cashier’s check made out to “Secretary, Cleveland County Election Board” and must accompany the Declaration of Candidacy upon filing. In lieu of a fee, a petition supporting the candidacy that is signed by four percent of the registered voters eligible to vote for the candidate in the first election wherein the candidate’s name could appear on the ballot may be submitted with a Declaration of Candidacy.
For more election-related information, call the County Election Board at 366-0210, or visit elections.ok.gov.
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