Townley Announces Bid for House District 48 Seat

Tammy Townley, an Ardmore businesswoman, civic leader, wife and mother, has announced her campaign for state representative. Townley will seek the District 48 seat being vacated by Rep. Pat Ownbey.

Townley spent 4 1/2 years as manager of Ardmore Chamber of Commerce. She managed 13 counties for the Experience Works program to help provide jobs for senior citizens and 13 years on Southern Workforce Board, helping find solutions for community workforce needs. She formerly owned and managed the family’s Christian book store for 22½ years.

Townley has a wealth of experience as both a job creator and as a private sector businesswoman. She wants to put her experience to work creating jobs for Carter, Garvin and Murray counties while working to solve problems for Oklahoma.

“My top priority will be to find ways to bring economic growth opportunities to District 48. This includes making it easier for business owners to create and maintain jobs for their neighbors,” Townley said.

In addition to job creation, her other priorities are funding for schools and teachers, taking care of the area’s elderly population, and finding common ground on issues of importance to Oklahomans.

“Finding bipartisan solutions are never easy or always possible, but that must never stop us from making the effort. I pledge to work across the aisle to find solutions for a better Oklahoma.

“I am the public servant you want working on your behalf. I have a heart for people from all walks of life, from the 82-year- old gentleman struggling to support himself on $800 a month to the single mom who just wants to put meat on the dinner table a few nights a week.

“I pledge to work tirelessly on behalf of all citizens of Carter, Garvin and Murray counties,” she said.

Townley became involved in business at a young age with her mother, who owned The Living Word Bible Book and Gift. Tammy would help her mother, eventually taking over as an owner and a manager. She also served for 13 years on the Southern Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board. Townley recently began working at Carter County Clerk’s Office.

Her husband, JR, serves as the pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Graham, and she is the youth and children’s church director. Previously, the Townleys served in ministry at CrystalRock Cathedral and interim pastors at Healdton Assembly of God. They have three children, Logan, Noah, and Tory, a senior at Plainview High School.

Townley, a third generation Carter County resident, is the daughter of Rozella (Baker) Pevehouse and the late Carl Pevehouse.

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