Mark Stonecipher is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City and believes that neighborhood associations are one of the most vital parts for a strong and successful Oklahoma City. Prior to his election, Mark was intricately involved in the life of this city by serving as President of two different neighborhood associations, serving on the Board of Adjustment and serving as a member of Mayor Cornett’s task force revising the OKC Charter, which is Oklahoma City’s governing document. Mark currently serves as the Vice Mayor of Oklahoma City and has worked closely with Mayor Holt on some of the most important issues facing the city, including most recently the hiring of our new City Manager, Craig Freeman. Because of the strong and successful relationship between Mark and Mayor Holt, Mayor Holt has chosen to endorse Mark for re-election. Since his election in 2015, Mark has worked non-stop to improve Ward 8 by dramatically increasing the number of resurfaced roads, building new soccer fields for our children and building a new 131-acre park. He has also obtained an additional $3.5 million for an expansion of our new senior wellness center and, as a member of city council, is overseeing the hiring of an additional 129 police officers and 57 firefighters to make our community safer. In addition to what roadwork has recently been completed, and the current work being performed, efforts are underway for an additional 52 miles in Ward 8. Over the last four years, Mark has worked closely with our Mayors, Jim Couch, and city staff and department heads. As a result, Mark currently serves on the Water Utilities Trust, the Riverfront Redevelopment Authority, and the OKC Economic Development Committee, and he chairs the Annexation and De-annexation Committee and the Judiciary Committee. Recently, Mark gained approval for the construction of the 131-acre Lone Oak Park which will be located west of Hefner Parkway between NW 150th and NW 164th. He also gained city council approval for a $5 million renovation to the North OKC Soccer fields at Cameron Park. In 2017, in conjunction with the Neighborhood Alliance, Mark conducted a leadership seminar at City Hall to help groom OKC’s future leaders. Mark also worked closely with neighborhood associations to improve our Ward 8 quality of life. Mark has authored and revised important city laws and policies, including strict ordinances to better protect our citizens from vicious stray animals, greater transparency in city government, and faster response times for permitting and inspector approvals. Mark’s civic engagement has not been limited to supporting neighborhoods and the city. His past and present civic and professional organizations include: City Care, Whiz Kids, OK Bar Association Board of Governors, University of Oklahoma College of Law Alumni Association and Oklahoma City University Alumni Association. Mark is honored to be endorsed by Mayor David Holt, and Mark’s Steering Committee consists of former mayors Mick Cornett and Ron Norick, as well as noted civic leaders Tricia Everest, Rhonda Hooper and Tim McLaughlin. A graduate of Heritage Hall high school, Mark received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma City University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is an attorney with the Fellers Snider Law firm and practices in the areas of oil and gas, land use, environment, and business law. Mark has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 36 years. They have lived in Ward 8 almost 30 years, and are members of Crossings Community Church.
Mark is a conservative who wants our local government to stay focused on its core functions: public safety and infrastructure. By doing these two things well, we can create an economic climate which encourages job growth and helps families. We do not grow our city just to grow our city – we grow our city so all of us can enjoy an improved quality of life. Remember to check Mark Stonecipher on February 14th!
Mark Stonecipher’s goals for a next term include:
Keeping the promises made to voters by the city
Finishing the MAPs 4 projects on budget and of high quality
Fulfilling the commitments of the recent public safety and street initiative
Actively decreasing the number of vacant and abandoned buildings
Increasing neighborhood patrols by police
Investing in neighborhood infrastructure
Growing and Diversifying our Economy
Expanding quality education opportunities and training
Creating an environment where local small businesses can grow
Continuing to recruit high paying jobs like those in aerospace, manufacturing and information services
Collaborating and Working with Other Local Governments
Finding appropriate and innovative ways for our city to cooperate with our local school districts
Building on the relationship with county governments
Continuing to partner with neighboring communities
Focusing on Infrastructure
Securing access to a reliable, long-term water supply
Aggressively tackling potholes and problem intersections
Reducing commute times for families
Making City Government Even More Efficient
Maintaining AAA bond rating
Increasing funds held in emergency reserve
Continually evaluating cost-benefit of services
Where is Ward 8?
If you live in the shaded area, you live in Ward 8.
Even if you don't live in Oklahoma County, you may still live in Oklahoma City. (One way to know is by knowing who provides your sewer, water and trash service).
Tell your Ward 8 family and friends to check Mark Stonecipher on their ballot box on February 14th!
Mark Stonecipher’s campaign steering committee is comprised of former mayors Mick Cornett and Ron Norick as well as civic leaders Rhonda Hooper and Tim McLaughlin.
Stonecipher has also been publicly endorsed by current mayor David Holt and those who are keeping our streets safe, the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police.
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Councilman Bradley Carter
Pastor Bill Hulse
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Senator Greg Treat
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