Rathbun announces intention to run for state House of Representatives

Team Radio Marketing Group - November 6, 2017 1:01 pm

Nancy Rathbun, Vice Mayor and Commissioner for the City of Ponca City, announces her intention to run for Oklahoma House of Representatives District 37.

Rathbun has served her community as an elected official on the Ponca City Commission for the past three years. 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 for the Ponca City Development Authority, and believes in the value of diversifying Oklahoma’s economy and revenue sources.

She believes her experience in Municipal government has prepared her to work toward a fiscally responsible and balanced Oklahoma budget. She is eager to lead legislative efforts for common sense governance across party lines.

Rathbun is a life-long Ponca City resident and is a Po-Hi graduate of the 2002 class. She and her husband Tim Rathbun married in 2004 upon his return from a tour of duty in Iraq. She attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from OSU-Okmulgee with a degree in Culinary Arts and Foodservice 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.

Rathbun is a successful small business owner and entrepreneur. For the last 10 years, she has owned and operated Completely Quilted in downtown Ponca City.

Rathbun’s love and respect for our community have kept her involved in civic organizations and leadership positions. Rathbun’s passions include making a difference for children and families. Rathbun has served the CASA of Kay and Noble Counties as an advisory board member and as 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 currently serves several children in their loving home.

Nancy is a devoted volunteer in the community. She has been awarded the Ponca City Main Street Board Member of the year, Red Cross Hero, and Leadership Ponca City Alumni. Her experiences with the Ponca City Leadership program heightened her respect and understanding of city government and city leadership.

Rathbun is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church in Ponca City where she served on the Parish Council, served as a children’s religious education instructor, and lives her faith through example and good works. She and husband  have two children, ages 12 and 14.

Rathbun is eager to take action in state government and produce responsible results.


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