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October 21, 2012

State Senate race up for grabs

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NORMAN —

Both Claudia and Jim Griffith are members of the Norman Chamber of Commerce. She is determined to protect the middle class, encourage prosperity for business and jobs by providing better education, and build healthy communities. Griffith said she is an independent thinker who can work with leaders on the other side of the aisle.

Republican Rob Standridge

A lifelong entrepreneur, Rob Standridge began in grade school going door to door selling anything he could. By fifth grade, he was one of the top-selling Grit newspaper boys in the state. Standridge earned a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma. To help pay tuition, he operated a landscaping company.

Standridge married Lisa Idleman while working as a pharmacy intern at Noble Pharmacy. They also are business partners.

In 1995, Standridge obtained an SBA loan to purchase a pharmacy in Blanchard that was going out of business. A year later, he expanded the Blanchard pharmacy into one of the first interactive online pharmacies, Cyber Pharmacy, which later became Legend Care Pharmacy, specializing in the care and treatment of juveniles and the mentally disabled.

Standridge taught himself to write computer programs and produced pharmacy software, Compound Assist. He has written a number of programs including a complete pharmacy management system used throughout the country.

Most recently, Standridge started a technology and equipment company, Health Engineering Systems, marketing pharmacy products including a line of mixing equipment sold throughout North and South America.

Standridge is an active member of Crosspointe Church. He and Lisa have two daughters.

A former Boy Scout, Standridge is a member of several pharmacy organizations, the Blanchard and Norman Chambers, Sooner Centurion, a Rotarian, former Boy Scout, member of Toastmasters, member of several aviation organizations, founder of Business Leaders for Oklahoma, a member of various business leader clubs, speaks around the country on pharmacy and technology at various health conferences and meetings, and strives to give back to the communities to which he owes so much.

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