David Randolph for Jenks City Council
Candidate for Jenks City Council, At-Large Member
Setting the Record Straight
David's Vision and Plan for Jenks
An Advocate for Families
Jenks is filled with families, and we need to represent them. My wife and I have two children, one who attends Jenks Public Schools and another in daycare in Jenks. We have made Jenks our home, and plan to live here for the long haul.
Many families move to Jenks because of the strong school system, and there needs to be a better relationship between the City of Jenks and JPS.
We are aware of the benefits, difficulties, and needs of families. The City should represent and support the families who live here.
A Professional with a Strong Work Ethic and Proven Track Record
I’m a hard worker. I have held jobs since middle school including mowing, online stores, computer consulting, tutoring, language translation, Resident Assistant, IT intern with a Fortune 100 company, judicial intern, and more. In college, I was a triple-major in four years with a near-perfect GPA and served as president of several organizations. In law school, I graduated near the top of my class and was editor-in-chief of a law journal, managing 40 students, while clerking at a law firm. After graduation, I worked hard to become an equity partner at a large Tulsa-based law firm and the youngest member of the firm’s management team.
I have volunteered on the United Way allocation board and served as head of the Tulsa County Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section. I have also supported the Committee of 100, which provides scholarships to children of first responders.
In Jenks, I have served as on the Jenks Planning Commission since 2019 and helped implement the new Comprehensive Plan that was adopted in September 2020.
I would like to use this energy and management experience to serve Jenks on the City Council.
A Family Man
Jenks is home for our family, as we have lived here for 12 years and look forward to many more. We have two children, one in Jenks Public Schools and another who attends daycare in Jenks.
We shop for groceries in Jenks, go to parks in Jenks, and deal with the same construction projects that you do. We’re raising our family here, plan to stay, and want to make it even better.
There also needs to be a better link between the city and Jenks Public Schools. Many families choose Jenks because of the strong school system. However, some in city government have viewed the school system as taking away business opportunities. I don't agree and believe both compliment each other.
The City Council needs to have a representative for families. I hope to serve as that critical link.
An Advocate for Public Safety
We need a common-sense approach to public safety. For COVID, this means a mask ordinance to reduce spread and save lives in Jenks while COVID is prevalent and until vaccines are widely available. I believe in and support science.
This also means not approving dangerous uses that put the city and its citizens at risk, such as the butane blending facility on Elwood. This also unfairly puts our fire department at risk, which is not equipped to deal with a large chemical incident.
Also, the City of Jenks can improve neighborhood safety, especially to prevent home burglaries. An easy improvement would be to increase the number of police patrols driving through neighborhoods. The city could also better share crime data with HOAs and citizens, alerting them to nearby incidents and trends. We could also partner with Ring to capture footage, with consent. We could also add cameras at businesses and intersections to match license plates and catch criminals. We could also enable police to use DNA evidence, not just fingerprints.
We have a great police department, but let's make sure they have all the tools they need.
Non-Partisan and Values-Oriented
The issues Jenks faces are not Republican or Democrat, and the Jenks City Council is non-partisan. Many of the polarizing national issues are not decided at the local level, but instead are often everyday issues such as streets, schools, and sidewalks. We need to not drag in any political bias and approach each issue independently and with the best solution. However, there are aspects I like that reach across the political spectrum, including freedom of religion, liberty, self-determination, civil rights, and rule of law.
What guides me instead of a political system are my values, which include responsibility, initiative, self-discipline, communication, integrity, generosity, and a positive attitude.
Also, I’m glad to talk with anyone in a civil manner, even those who disagree. You may even change my mind. I want to be your conduit to the city, not an obstacle, and the city should represent you.
I'll point out that of the four City Councilors whose campaigns I have supported, all four are Republicans. Also, I have successfully worked successfully with individuals across the political spectrum on the Jenks Planning Commission and on the management team at work, and I hope to do the same on the Jenks City Council.
Committed to Jenks
I'm committed to the city. But how can I show you? Take a look.
This picture was taken in May 2019 as flood waters were rising. Jenks Public Works dumped large piles of sand in its parking lot and invited the public to fill sandbags. The sandbags were to be used to protect the aquarium, which was expected to be flooded otherwise. I headed over with my six-year-old son and a shovel.
It was hot and sweaty. But we filled a lot of sandbags, and it was also a good lesson about community service for my son.
My pledge—I'll do whatever it takes to serve and protect Jenks. Even if it means filling sandbags in the sun.
An attorney on your side
An advocate for transparency and citizen input
A bit more about me...
A bit more about me: I’ve always been interested in international issues and have traveled extensively. I speak Russian and Spanish, and bits of other languages. I’m a technology enthusiast (i.e., nerd) who builds my own computers. I love being outside and often go trail running. I like business news and follow the stock market closely. I’m really good at killing office plants, despite best efforts. I like power tools, axe throwing, and electric scooters. I’m a Dad who enjoys driving everyone in the minivan for a family outing.
Support the Campaign
More than financial support, I ask for your vote and support. Votes are what win an election.
If you would like to donate to the campaign (and only if you are financially able), it would also be much appreciated and will help make this vision for Jenks a reality. You can pay with the buttons below, or you can send a check payable to Friends of David Randolph to 745 W 99th St S, Jenks, OK 74037.
However, more than financial support, I need your vote.
If you are interested in volunteering or supporting in any other way, such as posting a sign, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.