Two Republicans are running for Cleveland County sheriff Cleveland County sheriff race Republican candidates

Mike Reynolds, of Moore, is running against incumbent Joe Lester for the Republican nomination for Cleveland County sheriff. The winner will face an independent candidate in the November general election.

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Modified: June 18, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 19, 2012

NORMAN — Mike Reynolds, an animal welfare investigator from Moore, is challenging incumbent Joe Lester for the Republican nomination in the Cleveland County sheriff’s race.

Reynolds, 42, will...

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• Party: Republican.

• Home: Norman.

• Age: 68.

• Occupation: Cleveland County sheriff.

• Political experience: Seeking second term as sheriff.

• Education: Master’s degree in criminal justice administration.

• Religion: McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church.

• Family: Wife Jeanne, three children.


• Party: Republican.

• Home: Moore.

• Age: 42.

• Occupation: Animal welfare investigator, Edmond.

• Political experience: None.

• Education: Capitol Hill High School graduate; attended some college.

• Religion: Baptist.

• Family: Wife Shannon, two children.

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