Marlow Mayor Boles Throws Hat in Ring for Biggs’ Former House Seat

Brad Boles, President of Wilco Machine & Fab, Inc. and Mayor of Marlow, announced Thursday that he will be a Republican candidate for House District 51, a seat recently vacated by Scott Biggs.

“Our State Capitol is in desperate need of legislators who have a willingness to serve, who value placing people above politics, and who will work together to solve the challenges of the 21st century. Through the privilege of previously serving in the public as a member of the Marlow school board and currently serving in my 4th year as the mayor of Marlow; I understand firsthand the effect state legislative decisions can have at the local level. These experiences have broadened my understanding of the challenges facing our state. I will draw from them to make wise decisions so that we are an efficient and effective government that is able to make calculated self-investments to ensure our future state is in better standing. It has been an honor to serve for many years at the community level and my family and I feel now is the time for me to do the same for our great state. I humbly ask for your support and your vote to represent you and District 51 at the state capitol,” said Boles.


Boles graduated from Marlow High School. He attended Eastern Oklahoma State College where he played baseball, was named an Academic All-American, and graduated with an Associate Degree in Business. He then attended Dallas Baptist University where he played baseball and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He earned a Dual-MBA Degree in Finance/Business Management graduating with a 4.0 GPA and honors.

Following college, Boles returned to Marlow and married his college sweetheart, Michelle. He has been President of Wilco Machine & Fab, Inc. for the past 9 years and is the 3rd generation of his family’s manufacturing business. In 2013, Wilco was recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing privately owned manufacturing company in Oklahoma and the 30th fastest in the USA. Brad has received numerous other awards such as the ASCOG South Central Oklahoma Business Leader of the Year, Eastern Oklahoma State College Young Alumnus of the Year and Marlow Citizen of the Year.

Boles has served in various previous state leadership roles such as Chairman of the Board for the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance (2014), State Chamber Board Director, and a Leadership Oklahoma Class 31 member. He has also served in various local roles such as on the Marlow Public School Board of Education (2013-2014), President of the Marlow Chamber of Commerce (2012) and is currently serving in his 4th year as the Mayor of the city of Marlow (March 2014-Current). He is also very active in his church where he serves as an ordained deacon and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church Marlow.

Brad is married to Michelle Boles and they reside in Marlow and are blessed with 2 children; Kristin (7) and Matthew (5).

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