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Former State Representative Debbie Blackburn Kicks Off Campaign for District One County Commissioner

June 15, 2007

Today former Representative Debbie Blackburn announced her candidacy for County Commissioner District One, the seat vacated by Jim Roth. Blackburn stated, “I feel I have the skills and commitment to continue the work Commissioner Roth started. Jim re-organized the District One County office and brought integrity and efficiency back to District One. I believe my work and background in civic and community projects give me unique insight into the needs of District One. Roth’s legacy of high standards of governmental performance must be maintained.”

Representative Blackburn served twelve years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives representing District 88. While in the House Blackburn served as Chair of Appropriations for Education and Chair of Banking and Finance.

Blackburn’s interest in community and state improvement began prior to service in the legislature. Her grassroots public service began as President of her neighborhood association and she went on to serve as Executive Director of the Neighborhood Alliance for several years. During her tenure with this organization, she was a founder of the Paseo Redevelopment Corporation, one of the earliest sanctioned neighborhood revitalization projects in Oklahoma City. She continues to serve on the board of that corporation.

Blackburn is married to Bob Blackburn, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. They have one son, Beau, who resides in San Diego, CA and is a professional photographer.