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Sen. McCortney comments on loss of election board secretary and approval of successor

State Sen. Greg McCortney is expressing his condolences after the passing of Garvin County Election Board Secretary Doylene Cunningham. 

“My thoughts and prayers are with her family and co-workers during this difficult time,” said McCortney, R-Ada.  “I’m grateful for her leadership and service with the Garvin County Election Board.” 

Cunningham had previously announced she would step down as secretary due to health issues, effective April 30.  McCortney then nominated Assistant Secretary Gayla Dean to become her successor and that nomination was approved by the Oklahoma State Election Board on Monday.

“Gayla has worked with three election board secretaries during her tenure, demonstrating leadership, professionalism and dedication to the board and the election process.  I want to congratulate Gayla on her confirmation and thank her for her continued service to the citizens of Garvin County,”

McCortney said Dean’s appointment officially begins on May 1.

For more information, contact Sen. Greg McCortney at 405-521-5541 or email



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