The Norman Transcript


May 28, 2014

Cleveland County assessor race will be determined in primary election

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Election Board processed 545 new voter registration applications in April. They’re hoping to get even more this week, with the registration deadline for voters wanting to cast ballots in the June 24 primary election coming up Friday.

“We expect an increase closer to the elections,” Assistant Election Board Secretary Anette Pretty said.

As of May 1, the Election Board reports that there are 68,208 registered Republican voters, 53,106 registered Democrat voters and 20,338 registered Independent voters, equaling 141,652 total registered voters.

Oklahoma residents who are U.S. citizens and are at least 18 years old may register. Application forms are available at the County Election Board office, 641 E. Robinson St., at all tag agencies, post offices and public libraries in the county and online for download at

Residents may register by mail or in person at the election board office. Applications must be postmarked no later than midnight Friday to qualify to vote June 24.

Ward 2 council candidates — as well as numerous county, state and federal candidates — will be on the ballot.

Meet the candidates: Two people registered to run for Cleveland County assessor. Since both candidates are Republicans, this race will be decided in the primary.

· David Tinsley, Republican incumbent:

David Tinsley has 32 years of experience in the appraisal profession with the Cleveland County Assessors’ office. He was appointed assessor March 1, 2009, and has been a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers since 1987.

He has a Certified Senior Inspector license from the National Association of Property Inspectors, where he is a charter member. Tinsley is accredited through the State of Oklahoma. He received his B.A. in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

Tinsley lives in Norman with his wife, Joyce, of 36 years, a retired Moore teacher. They raised two children in Noble before moving to Norman.

· Cheryl Pack, Republican challenger:

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