My northern Moore neighbor, Katelyn Gleason-Dockery, is running for house district 54. Education focused, she understands the needs of the people in her district on economic and social levels. Please, follow her and make your North Moore and South OKC friends and family aware of this candidate.
Originally from Blackwell, Katelyn came to central Oklahoma to attend the University of Oklahoma. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in sociology and her master’s degree in social and community services, she stayed in the area, supporting vulnerable members of our community who are most at risk from the current state budget crisis. Now she is ready to put her experiences serving Oklahoma children and families to use in the legislature.
Through her work with Oklahoma Family Counseling Services, the Center for Children and Families, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, and Bridges of Norman, Katelyn has seen first-hand what services are truly needed and the impact they have on the lives of everyday Oklahomans. From working with families struggling to escape the cycle of poverty and drugs to leading a Girl Scout troop at the Oklahoma Juvenile Center for Girls, she knows that cuts to education and mental health care are more than just a headline. Katelyn said, “I have worked with people from all walks of life from all over Oklahoma. We need public servants in office who are going to serve the people if we want to prevent even further damage to our state.”
The quality of Katelyn’s service has been recognized through awards like the Journal Record Achievers Under 40, Oklahoma Juvenile Authority’s Volunteer in Excellence Award, and Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma EPIC Award. However, she knows the most important recognition does not come with a certificate. Dockery says, “I feel the impact I have made with the children and families I have worked with is absolutely most important. I love when I hear the success stories or when I see them, and they give me a hug because they happy to see me.” Dockery, a Democrat, lives in Moore with her husband Jerry, a basketball coach at Moore High School.