For Immediate Release: January 6, 2020
Contact: “Mike” @ 405-538-5600
(Oklahoma City) – Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike McCully (Republican-Oklahoma City) today formally announced his candidacy for Oklahoma County Sheriff, to replace current Sheriff P.D. Taylor.
1. Establish a fair and transparent system for hiring and promotion of employees. “For too long, advancement at the Sheriff’s Office has been based on being a crony of the Sheriff, or doing his political bidding. That creates low morale among those of us rank-and-file Sheriff employees. That must end.”
2. Establish better relations with other elected officials, community leaders, and the media. “It is embarrassing that under P.D. Taylor, the Sheriff’s Office received the dishonorable ‘Black Hole’ award from the Oklahoma Freedom of Information group recently. The Sheriff constantly fights with other elected officials and community leaders. He lost control of the jail because he would not listen to others who offered constructive criticism of his leadership, and even attacked other decision-makers in public.”