The Norman Transcript


May 27, 2014

Republicans will choose between four candidates for commissioner



He is a member of Kiwanis, the American Legion and Sons of the American Revolution. He and wife, Sue, live in west Norman. Haralson is the father of two adult sons, Nathaniel and Matthew. Sue’s daughter is Courtney.

· Blaine Nice, 55, R-Norman:

Nice, a former city attorney has lived and worked in Norman for 25 years. Nice said he strongly believes the county needs to continue our fiscally responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars and that leadership and integrity are vital characteristics for a county commissioner to possess.

Nice graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1986. He worked his way through college in construction and as a police officer. He previously served the city of Norman in the city attorney’s office for 24 years.

He is currently an attorney at Fellers and Snider, where he works on municipal law. Nice and wife, Candy, a Registered Nurse for G.I. of Norman, have four children, Kyle, 31, Justin, 30, John, 23, and Alley, 22.

· Mike Reynolds, 63, R-Oklahoma City:

Reynolds’ family has been in Oklahoma since statehood. He was born in Quantico, Va., while his father was stationed there in the U.S. Marine Corp, on March 19, 1951. His parents are Jack D. and Earlene (Lightfoot) Reynolds.

He is married to Nancy (Smith), and their children are Sarah, Daniel and David. Mike is an ordained deacon and a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church.

Reynolds graduated from U. S. Grant High School in 1969 and earned his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma. He is a computer consultant and president of New Creations Software Inc.

Past experience includes time in the U.S. Air Force, from which he was honorably discharged. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from the 49th Legislature to the present.

Reynolds’ brother, Jim Reynolds, is currently Cleveland County treasurer.

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