MOORE — Darry Stacy, a fifth generation Oklahoman and lifelong resident of Cleveland County, announced Friday that he will be a Republican candidate for the District 2 Cleveland County commissioner seat.
“If I am elected, I pledge to serve the citizens of District 2 with honesty, fairness and integrity,” Stacy said.
A 22-year veteran of the Norman Police Department, Stacy said, “I have been serving the public all my adult life as a police officer and also in recent years as a school board member,” Stacy said. “Now, I hope to serve my fellow citizens in a new capacity as county commissioner. I promise to bring a businesslike approach to the job and make certain that county services are provided in the most cost-efficient manner possible,” he added.
Stacy joined the Norman police force in 1989 and has risen to the rank of Captain. He has received numerous commendations including the Community Policing Award from the Norman Police Department.
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and has been a legislative representative for the Norman Police Department and the City of Norman.
“I believe public service is an honorable calling and officeholders should be held to the highest standards of openness and honesty,” Stacy said. “If elected, I am committed to meeting those high expectations and giving the people the quality local government they expect and deserve.”
Stacy currently serves as Vice President of the Norman Public Schools Board of Education and has served on the board since November 2006.
In that position, he has been actively involved in budget issues. He has also served as a legislative representative for the Oklahoma State School Boards Association. Before serving on the school board, Stacy was on the Norman Public Schools Citizen Advisory Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Community Services Building, Inc. (CSBI) for Cleveland County.
“As a member of the Norman Public Schools Board of Education, I have helped oversee a $100 million budget that employs approximately 2000 citizens,” Stacy said. “So, based on this experience, I feel very prepared for the challenge of ensuring that our money is spent wisely and county government is run efficiently.”
If elected county commissioner, Stacy said he would work to develop the strongest possible working relationships with county and city governments to ensure public safety is a top priority.
Stacy is an active instructor for the Department of Homeland Security in the area of emergency management. “I also will seek to promote economic development that creates good paying, quality jobs for the people in Cleveland County,” Stacy said.
“I believe county government can successfully work hand-in-hand, pooling resources and expertise aimed at formulating a long term plan to meet future needs and to bring projects to completion much faster and in a more cost-effective manner,” Stacy said.
A 1985 graduate of Norman High School, Stacy obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Arts in criminal justice management from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and DEA’s Drug Unit Commander Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Stacy has been active in the Norman community for more than 25 years. A graduate of Leadership Norman last year, he has volunteered and been involved in numerous organizations and projects including PTA, Juvenile Services, Women’s Shelter, United Way, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Royal Ambassadors and Independent Living Services for Norman Youth.
Stacy and his wife Tasha have two children, Heath and Karson, both of whom attend Norman Public Schools.
They are members at Bethel Baptist Church in Norman, where Stacy serves as an active deacon. The family resides at 7204 Alameda Street in east Norman.