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Governor names brokers to commission

Oklahoman Published: June 10, 2006
Gov. Brad Henry has appointed Oklahoma City real estate broker Mike Cassidy to the state Real Estate Commission for a three-year term to begin after member Harrison Levy's term expires June 30.

Henry also reappointed Pete Galbraith, a broker from Sapulpa, and Stephen Sherman, an attorney in Oklahoma City.

Cassidy has been licensed to sell real estate for 33 years. He founded and is co- owner of Coldwell Banker Advantage in Oklahoma City. He is president of the Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors and a member of the board of directors of the Oklahoma Association of Realtors. He has numerous other Realtor offices.

Galbraith, born in Wichita, Kan., moved to Tulsa with his parents in 1970. He attended the University of Oklahoma and holds a degree from Southern Nazarene University. Before entering real estate, he worked in the wireless telephone business and in natural gas valve manufacturing. He moved to Sapulpa in 1995 and went to work for Terry Gartside Realtors, where he is vice president and a consultant to Mortgage Closing Services.

Sherman is principal attorney and founder of Stephen A. Sherman & Associates, established in 1984. The Omaha, Neb., native has lived in Oklahoma City since 1980. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree and master's of business administration from the University of Santa Clara.

Carry-over members of the commission are Charles Barnes of Choctaw, Randall Saunier of McAlester, John Mosley of Chickasha and Martin VanMeter of Durant. has disabled the comments for this article.