Townley to seek state House seat


ARDMORE, Okla. — Tammy Townley, an Ardmore businesswoman, civic leader, wife and mother, has announced her campaign for state representative. Townley will seek the District 48 seat being vacated by Rep. Pat Ownbey. 

Townley spent five years as manager of Ardmore Chamber of Commerce. She managed the local Experience Works program to help provide jobs for senior citizens and volunteered 13 years on Southern Workforce Board, helping find solutions for community workforce needs. She is the former owner/manager of family Christian bookstore.

Townley has a wealth of experience as both a job creator and as a private sector businesswoman. She wants to put her experience to work creating jobs for Carter, Garvin and Murray counties while working to solve problems for Oklahoma. 

“My top priority will be to find ways to bring economic growth opportunities to District 48. This includes making it easier for business owners to create and maintain jobs for their neighbors,” Townley said.

In addition to job creation, her other priorities are funding for schools and teachers, taking care of the area’s elderly population, and finding common ground on issues of importance to Oklahomans. 

“Finding bipartisan solutions are never easy or always possible, but that must never stop us from making the effort. I pledge to work across the aisle to find solutions for a better Oklahoma.

“Honestly, I am the public servant you want working on your behalf. I have a heart for people from all walks of life, from the 82-year-old gentleman struggling to support himself on $800 a month to the single mom who just wants to put meat on the dinner table a few nights a week.

“I pledge to work tirelessly on behalf of all citizens of Carter, Garvin and Murray counties,” she said.

Townley recently began working at Carter County Clerk’s Office. She and her husband, JR, serve as pastors of the Assembly of God Church in Graham. They have three children, Logan, Noah, and Tory, a senior at Plainview High School.

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