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, 2010, and again in 2014, 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, Oklahoma City and the Deer Creek area. He has served as Chairman
of the Board of Oklahoma County Commissioners and the Oklahoma County Budget Board for seven years.
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 2,000 new public and private sector jobs on and around the base.
He was a founding member of the Edmond law firm, Vaughn, Winton and Clark, and
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. He is also an appointee to the
Oklahoma Storage Tank Advisory Council, Governor Fallin's Pipeline Safety Task Force, as well as the
Oklahoma Dispute Resolution Advisory Board and the Statewide 911 Advisory Board.
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, induction into the Edmond Hall of Fame and in 2011 the National Association of County Commissioners
County Courthouse Award for Innovation in Government.
Last year, Mr. Vaughn published a biography about his father entitled, More Than A Coach, Remembering the Life of Ray Vaughn.
His book can be found at local libraries, bookstores and on Amazon.com.
Mr. Vaughn has been married to his wife Suzanne for the last 48 years. They have
three children and nine grandchildren.