Jay for OKC Council
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“Jay Sherrill is a trusted advocate for our city and our neighborhoods. Having known Jay for 25 years, I will personally vouch for his honesty, integrity, and strong work ethic.”

- MICK CORNETT | FORMER OKC MAYOR

Jay Sherrill for Oklahoma City Council, Ward 1

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Hello Neighbor,

My name is Jay Sherrill, and I am running for Oklahoma City Council in Ward 1! I am an energetic community advocate, ready and willing to take on the challenge of continuing the progress in our city while maintaining our Oklahoma values.

I am a diplomatic community leader with experience serving on the Putnam City School Board. I work in the healthcare industry in a leadership role providing diagnostic testing services to large health systems across the United States. I am a Rotarian of the OKC Midtown Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.

I am proud to be raising my family in Oklahoma City, in the area where I grew up, and am ready to continue the success we’ve experienced and work hard to represent our ward with strong, transparent leadership. I would appreciate your vote on February 9th, 2021.  Click here to learn more about me.

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As the next Oklahoma City Council person, my priorities are to focus on:

1

Continue to Improve our Streets

Our city, and our ward, are expansive and our extreme weather conditions always make streets a challenge. Still, improving traffic flow, fixing potholes, and making our roads safe will be a top priority for me. We need to be certain the voter approved Better Streets Safer City initiative remains on track in improving street conditions.

2

Improve Emergency Response Times

Our first responders do a tremendous job and our city needs to make certain they have the staff and equipment so they can serve us well. There are times when each second truly matters and we need to use new data, new technology, and our finances to be certain we are able to respond in emergency situations as expeditiously as possible

3

Fulfill the Promises of
MAPS

While we just passed MAPS 4, MAPS 3 is not yet fully implemented. One of my top priorities will be to make certain both MAPS 3 and MAPS 4 fulfill the promises made to voters. Our city government operates best when it has the trust of the citizens, and I will make certain that trust remains well-deserved.

4

Continue to Bring our City Together

Our nation – and at times our state – have shown what political stagnation can do. What has set OKC apart is that we have developed a culture of inclusiveness and neighborliness. Just as I have done on the Putnam City School Board, I am committed to listening to all concerns and making certain everyone has a voice so we can move forward together in an increasingly hectic world. I want to extend the spirit of collaboration developed on the school board so the City of Oklahoma City will work even better with county governments, school districts, neighboring communities, and the state to better serve our residents.

5

Invest in our Neighborhoods

The reality is, Oklahoma City is so big, a one-sized solution may not work in every neighborhood.  I am committed to making our city even more responsive to neighborhood needs be it parks, streets, community centers, or any other myriad of issues. I will be an advocate for our neighborhoods and will work to make certain that city dollars are fairly distributed while also working to increase police patrols and reduce the number of abandoned buildings.

6

Create Jobs

Oklahoma City must continue to work to diversify our economy. We are all proud of the oil and gas industry, but we can do much more. We have to continue our efforts to get away from the boom-and- bust cycle. I am committed to making OKC a place entrepreneurs want to launch and grow businesses by making certain our city is responsive to the economy of today.

About Jay Sherrill

Jay Sherrill is committed to Oklahoma City. That is why he and his wife, Jessica, decided to raise their family in the same neighborhood where he grew up. This commitment to our community is why Jay was selected to fill a vacancy on the Putnam City School Board of Education and why Jay is now running for Oklahoma City Council.

As a member of the school board, Jay has carefully identified obstacles which the school board could address –and we can expect the same on the city council. Despite serving less than a year, Jay was selected by his fellow board members to serve as President of the School Board in 2016. Jay’s leadership and collaboration resulted in his reelection in 2017 without opposition. While on the school board, Jay partnered with administration and other board members to eliminate a backlog in construction projects, expand extra-curricular options including STEM focused competitions, and create anti-bullying policies and procedures including a smartphone application so students can more easily notify adults about bullying. 

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Jay also demonstrated his commitment to this community by not only listening but working very hard to respond to text messages, phone calls, emails, and in-person visits during the teacher walk-out. Jay recognizes his role as a community elected official is to seek betterment by valuing diverse voices, perspectives, and opinions.

Jay has long been an advocate for the investments in Oklahoma City known as MAPS, including MAPS 4. His focus is on making certain our neighborhoods, our streets, public safety, and our local parks, get the attention they deserve. Jay is proud of what our city has become and recognizes that our strength really comes from the relationships and sense of community OKC has – and that starts within individual neighborhoods.

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After graduating from Putnam City High School, Jay earned a degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. In 2005, Jay began his career with Quest Diagnostics, a worldwide laboratory services company that provides services to more than half of the hospitals and physicians in the nation. Currently on their national leadership team with options to live anywhere, Jay remains committed to Oklahoma City as his home. Jay wants his own children to have the same opportunities he was provided as he also strives to open those opportunities for others.

Reinvesting in the community through service enriches future generations. That’s why he and his wife of 15 years are proudly sending their two children to the same elementary school Jay attended and making them the third generation to attend Putnam City Public Schools.

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