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June 25, 2012

Candidates for House District 51

DUNCAN — Candidates for House District 51 are Scott Biggs, Glyn Byte and Julie McKinney. This is a brief introduction, with information supplied by the candidates.

Scott Biggs is an attorney with a practice in Chickasha, where he lives with his wife Rosslyn and daughter Maguire.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate at the University of Oklahoma.

In 2010, Biggs was named Assistant District Attorney of the Year.

He was the 2003 SBA Northwest Oklahoma Financial Services Advocate of the Year and is a member of the Oklahoma State Game Warden Association.

He attends Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

Glyn Byte of Blanchard is a licensed professional counselor. Growing up, Byte attended Pocasset United Methodist Church. He graduated from Amber-Pocasset High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a master of education in agency counseling from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Byte has been married to Amanda for 11 years. They have two daughters, Chloe, 7, and Makinsey, 3.

Julie McKinney is mayor of Central High. She is a retired nurse and business owner and is a rancher. McKinney is married to Wayne, who is Stephens County Sheriff. They have two sons and six grandchildren. McKinney earned an associate degree in nursing from Purdue University.

Besides her mayoral duties, McKinney is on the Board of Directors for the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, and Steak and Burgers Charities; she is secretary of Sunshine OHCE, chairwoman of the Lutheran Bratfest, chairwoman of the Western Spirit Celebration/Western Fall Fest, Banquet Committee member of Friends of the NRA, and recipient of the OHCE district award “Heart of the OHCE.”

She attends Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where she is also financial secretary.

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