Raymond L. Vaughn, Jr.
Ray Vaughn received a B.A. degree from Oklahoma Christian University in 1970 and
a Juris Doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1976. In
2006, and again in 2010, he was elected to serve as an Oklahoma County Commissioner
from District 3, which covers most of northern Oklahoma County, including Edmond,
Arcadia, The Village, Nichols, Hills and Oklahoma City. He currently serves as Chairman
of the Board of Oklahoma County Commissioners and the Oklahoma County Budget Board.
Mr. Vaughn led the acquisition of the closed General Motors Plant and the leasing
of that facility to the Air Force thus creating the Tinker Aerospace Complex which
has created more than 1,700 new public and private sector jobs on the base.
He was a founding member of the Edmond law firm, Vaughn, Winton and Clark, and has
practiced law in Oklahoma County for over thirty years. He was a member of the Oklahoma
House of Representatives from 1988 through 2004 during which time he served four
years as Assistant Minority Floor Leader and was appointed by Governor Frank Keating
as Chairman of the Governor’s Task Force on Tobacco and Youth.
Mr. Vaughn currently serves as a Trustee of Oklahoma Christian University and the
University of Central Oklahoma Foundation. He is also an appointee to the Oklahoma
Storage Tank Advisory Council as well as the Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Advisory
Board. He also serves on the boards of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Chamber of
Commerce as well as the Oklahoma City Allied Arts.
Mr. Vaughn has been a television anchorman and reporter for television stations
in Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona. He has served as an Edmond Assistant City Attorney
and as Edmond Associate Municipal Judge.
Mr. Vaughn has received numerous awards, including the Oklahoma Bar Association
Liberty Bell Award; Edmond Citizen of the Year; numerous Legislator of the Year
awards; The Oklahoma Christian University Outstanding Alumnus in the field of Public
Service; The UCO President’s Medal of Honor; the Oklahoma Department of Health “Health
Hero” award and most recently induction into the Edmond Hall of Fame.
Mr. Vaughn has been married to his wife Suzanne for the last 44 years. They have
three children and nine grandchildren.