Norman City Council Runoff

Ward 5

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Candidates for Norman City Council Ward 5

Candidates James Chappel and Sereta Wilson will face off again April 4 after neither garnered a strong enough lead to take the three-way race. Wilson won by 13 votes with 427 votes to Chappel’s 414.


Sereta WilsonSereta Wilson

Bachelor and Master of Liberal Arts from OU

Owner of Annie’s ruff house Doggie Daycare and Boarding Studio. Director and founder of Annie’s Rescue Foundation

Board member of the Oklahoma Chapter of Women in Cable and Telecommunications. Member of Norman Chamber of Commerce, Little Axe Chamber of Commerce, Norman East Side Business Association, and Norman Business Association

With our current budget crisis, what are your highest priorities that you will be focusing on?

Highest priorities for me are always public safety (and social services), collecting internet taxes that are due to help solve some of the revenue shortfalls; attract new businesses and even incubate business, I think there are some opportunities in the area of agritourism that have some simple obstacles that can be removed to open up that area for revenue; implement a dedicated funding source for storm water related projects to alleviate some of the pressure on the general fund.



James ChappelJames Chappel

BS in Electrical Engineering from Univ of AK – Fayetteville

Community affairs manager at OG&E

He recently finished two terms on the United Way of Norman’s Board of Directors, serves as president of the Woody Bryant Neighborhood Association, a graduate of the Norman Citizens Police Academy, and Vice President of the Norman Rotary Club.

Council Finance Committee and is Council’s representative to the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau Board.

With our current budget crisis, what are your highest priorities that you will be focusing on?

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