Tulsa Business Leader Announces for Tulsa County Commissioner
Prepared and successful Tulsa businessman, Bob Jack, announced today he will run for Tulsa County Commission – District 3 as a Republican.
“We always say we need to run government like a business, but we rarely send a businessperson to do the job,” said Jack. “I’ve run prosperous businesses and managed organizations for more than 50 years with steadfast integrity. It’s what I do best.”
Jack, retired from his role as a fulltime construction executive, remains active as a construction agent for developers in Tulsa County. During his 50 years in the construction industry, he worked for Manhattan Construction as the senior vice president overseeing its Tulsa division for 4 years prior to retirement and had been with the company for over 10 years. Other experience includes managing Oil Capital Electric in various roles for 23 years, later serving as the company President until 2003.
“I’ve served as a leader for hundreds of people in my career and headed $300 million organizations. I know how to negotiate deals, compromise within reason, manage a budget and lead in the real world,” said Jack.
“I know how to establish relationships and work in cooperation with those who may not share my points of view, but I will always stand firm on my principles. I will never compromise my conservative values and stand against government mandate.”
“My background in the private sector will serve me well as a County Commissioner.”
Jack grew up in Illinois as the son of a minister. He and his family have lived in Tulsa County for the past 44 years.
“We moved to Oklahoma in 1978. This state has provided a wonderful life for my family. I’ve never aspired to politics, but I feel a burden to give back to this community that has done so much for me,” said Jack.
Jack and his wife, Alexis, have been married for 47 years and have two children, both graduating from Union High School. Their daughter is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma and son a graduate of Oklahoma State University. They are blessed to be the proud grandparents of three young boys and the newest edition, a girl. “I want my grandchildren to grow up in a country valuing freedom, hard work, family values, God-given rights. Not a country run by authoritarian left-wing elites that will ruin this great nation,
take away our unalienable rights and grow the size of government,” said Jack. “Local government sets the tone for how well our communities will prosper. We will stand firm against federal intrusion into our daily lives and the rugged American way of life.”
Jack participates in many community organizations. He currently serves on the board of John 3:16 Mission, is a member of the Tulsa Industrial Development Advisory Board, and the alternate Republican member of the Tulsa County Election Board. In the past he has served on the boards of Up with Trees, State Chamber of Commerce, Tulsa Regional Chamber and Association of Builders and Contractors. Jack is a founding member of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Foundation. He served on the Tulsa County Technical Advisory
Committee to review the Low Water Dams on the Arkansas River and is a member of Leadership Oklahoma – Class XXVI.