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Rathbun runs for District 37 Representative

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Nancy Rathbun, Ponca City Vice Mayor and City Commissioner, is announcing her intention to run for Oklahoma Representative District 37. Rathbun, is a Republican.

The District 37 post is currently held by Republican Steve Vaughan of Ponca City.

Rathbun has served on the City Commission for the past three years. She says the City has enjoyed growth, developed and maintained a strong and healthy financial standing during her tenure despite the contraction in sales tax revenues. Rathbun is a trustee of the Ponca City Development Authority and says she believes her experience in municipal government has prepared her to work toward a financially responsible and balanced budget. Rathbun says she is eager to lead legislative efforts for common sense governance across party lines.

A lifelong Kay County resident, She is a 2002 graduate of Ponca City High School. She and her husband Tim were married in 2004 upon his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

She attended OSU and graduated from OSU-Okmulgee with a degree in culinary arts and food service management. Rathbun is an advocate of an educated Oklahoma and recently enrolled in NWOSU through the University Center in Ponca City to further her education in Political Science.

As a successful business owner she has owned and operated Completely Quilted downtown in Ponca City for 10 years. Rathbun’s passions for working in the community include making a difference for children. She has served on the CASA advisory Board member for Kay and Noble Counties. She is a court appointed special advocate for children in the court system.

After spending years advocating for children the Rathbun family became a foster home for Circle of Care and serves several children in the community.

She has been awarded the Main Street Board Member of the Year, Red Cross Hero and is a Leadership Ponca City alumnus. Rathbun is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she serves on the Parish Council.

The Rathbuns have two children ages 12 and 14.