Stephanie Gillenwaters is one of three people vying to become the next District 1 commissioner of Woodward County.
Gillenwaters, 41, of Mooreland, said she became a candidate for the position because she wanted to work to maintain things in the county.
“I just felt like it would be a good position,” she said. “I want to help keep the roads up and (improve) school routes and postal routes.”
Gillenwaters and her husband, Duane, have been involved in livestock production for over 20 years. They also raise and sell Boer goats.
Gillenwaters worked for the state of Oklahoma for nine years and is employed at Kent West, CPA, as office manager.
She has been a volunteer for the Red Cross for 20 years and also has volunteered for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the 4-H Club in Mooreland. She has held a real estate sale associate license for 17 years.
In addition to those activities, she and her husband have owned Burning Embers Plus, selling pellet heat stoves and pellet cooking grills, for the past six years.
She has three children and they have lived in District 1 for the past 20 years.
Gillenwaters is running against two other Mooreland residents — Jeff McIntosh and Tommy Roedell — in Tuesday’s Republican primary. If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, a runoff between the top two vote-getters is set for Aug. 24. The winner will take the seat since no Democrat or independent candidates filed for office.