Chelsea resident Danny Morgan has announced that he will be a Democratic candidate for the office of county commissioner in Rogers county District 1.

Morgan, a 1976 Chelsea High graduate, began work in road construction immediately after high school. He is familiar with all aspects of road building from the planning stages to the completion of the road. He can not only operate, but also repair, the heavy equipment used in the work.

Morgan is currently employed as a superintendent for Cherokee Builders in Tulsa.

Road work requires staying away from home for long periods of time, so Morgan took a job with Benny Harrel’s car lot working on and selling used cars. He later opened his own used car lot in Chelsea, then moved it to Claremore.

After closing his own car lot, he worked for new car dealers before going back to road construction work.

Morgan is well known in the Chelsea area. His son Derrick is a student at Chelsea High School. His parents, Ray and Helen Morgan, live south of Chelsea. His brother Gerald, who is postmaster at Adair, also lives near Chelsea with his wife Lauri and their daughter Mattie. Danny and all the Morgan family enjoy hunting, fishing and camping. Derrick’s favorite sport is baseball and his dad is his biggest fan.

Morgan said he strives to be fair and honest in all his dealings with others — both in his personal life and in his business. He believes his prior and current experience in road construction both as a worker and supervisor is a bonus in his bid for the District 1 commissioner’s seat. In addition, his experience managing his own business has prepared him to make the decisions necessary as a county commissioner.

“I respect Gerry Payne and the job he has done as county commissioner,” Morgan said. “Now that he is retiring, I would like the opportunity to work for the people in District 1 as their commissioner. I believe I am the right man for the job. I would appreciate your support during my campaign and your vote at election time.”

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