Editor’s note: The following is a submitted campaign announcement.
My name is Mickey Keely. I am running for Claremore City Council as a representative for Ward 2.
I originally moved to Claremore in 1978. I graduated from Claremore High School in 1988. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, I attended Rogers State College, graduated from NSU in Tahlequah, and received an MBA from Southern Nazarene University in 2000.
Nancy and I married in 1992 and have two sons and two daughters ages 14-23. We have been an active part of Rehoboth Baptist Church since 1997, where I teach a weekly adult Bible class and have been serving as a deacon for three years.
After obtaining my Oklahoma locksmith license I opened Keely Lock and Key in 2008 in Claremore. Almost daily I meet new people and occasionally reacquaint with old friends.
The reason I decided to run for city council is because I feel the citizens of Claremore deserve better from our local government. It seems that we are not represented in the decisions that affect us directly or indirectly. I am not afraid to stand up and speak out for what is fair and right. If elected, I will vote according to the will of the citizens of Ward 2.