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Former Uptown 23rd District director to run for Oklahoma County clerk

Christina Chicoraske
Christina Chicoraske

Christina Chicoraske, former director of the Uptown 23rd District Association, is running for Oklahoma County clerk.

Chicoraske, 34, said she would focus on accessibility and transparency, as well as implementing new technology to better reach county residents.

“I believe the county’s business is everybody’s business,” Chicoraske said. “I think there are so many ways we can make things accessible and transparent for all of our neighbors.”

Specifically, she mentioned focusing resources on making forms and documents available in different languages like Spanish and Vietnamese. Making forms available to be filled out online would also be a priority.

Chicoraske, who is running as a Democrat, also serves with various community organizations such as the Junior League of Oklahoma City. She is also a water conservation coordinator for the city’s utilities department.

According to a news release, she is “committed to growing and cultivating local organizations, economic development for local business and community involvement.”

Chicoraske graduated from both Oklahoma City University and the University of Oklahoma. She went on to eventually manage the Uptown 23rd District Association, one of the city’s large, local-business corridors.

She lives in north Oklahoma City.

“I want people to know that I authentically care. I want people to be able to count on county government and to know that there is someone who has their back,” Chicoraske said. “I am known to be that person you can count on.”

Current Clerk David Hooten, a Republican, said he is planning on running for reelection.

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Kayla Branch

Kayla Branch covers county government and poverty for The Oklahoman. Branch is a native Oklahoman and graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She joined The Oklahoman staff in April 2019. Read more ›

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