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January 11, 2013

Linda Lockett announces bid to seek re-election for Ward 7

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NORMAN —

Lockett got her first taste of owning and operating a business while working at the Lockett Hotel for her father, who built and managed the business after he came back to his hometown after World War II. She would run the front desk, change the sheets in rooms, tend to financial records and perform any other work the hotel needed.

“My father was a great believer that if I was going to manage the hotel, I needed to be able to do everything everybody else could,” she said, laughing.

Lockett worked at the hotel during college before graduating with a business administration degree in management from the University of Oklahoma.

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