Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 14, 2018
City Candidates For April 3rd
City Election For Mayor & Two Commissioners
All Collinsville city voters will see the Mayor's ballot above (for a two year term) chosing between incumbant Bud York and challenger Jerry Garrett when they vote April 3, 2018.

The Tulsa County Election Board web site won't show me the ballots in the Wards I don't reside in. -- Ted Wright
Ward Three voters will also see a ballot including a choice between incumbant Larry Shafer and challenger Leesa Barnett (for a four year term).
Ward Four voters will also see a ballot including a choice between Jerry Pykiet and Jeromy S. Burwell (for a four year term).
Existing City Commission
Mayor -- Bud York since 2014
Ward 1 Commissioner -- Brad Francis since 2012
Ward 2 Commissioner -- Melodie Bateman since 2014
Ward 3 Commissioner -- Larry Shafer since 2012
Ward 4 Commissioner -- Jerry Garrett since 2014
Bud York and Jerry Garrett were both sworn in (below in May 2014).

Note: My political policies are evolving. Normally I don't list provided info without a paid advertisement, but this pre-election period has been shortened by my recent vacation so I will offer (this time only) a free short space for a brief announcement from any and all candidates that provide them before the election.
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Ward 4 -- Pykiet
Hello residents of Collinsville…

My name is Jerry Pykiet (Pie-kit) and I am running to be your Commissioner. I would like to take a minute and give you some background on me so you will have an idea about me and my reasoning for wanting to be your Commissioner.
I love the town of Collinsville and can see so many great things that could happen. I started my company Blue Brook Consulting in 2009. … My company turns businesses around with the teaching of LEAN and Continuous Improvement. Every day I go to work trying to make the people who keep these businesses afloat, happier with a goal to make their work day enjoyable and organized. I have a passion to make things better for businesses and I want to extend that passion to residents of Collinsville.
I am always open to talk to you about any of your concerns for our great town. You can reach me thru e-mail at . I hope to hear your thoughts, ideas and concerns you may have so I can focus on making this town better for you and your family if I am elected.
Collinsville is a wonderful town and I never plan on leaving. I want to do my part as a resident to make this town even better than it already is.
Again, please feel free to contact me at …

Have an amazing day!

Jerry Pykiet
Hopeful Commissioner Ward 4
(Feb. 2018)

Ward 4 -- Burwell

Residents of Collinsville,

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Jeromy Burwell. I am running for City Commissioner of Ward 4. I am a native of Collinsville and am a second-generation graduate of Collinsville High School. After graduating from OSU, I returned to Collinsville and have worked as an accountant in the Aerospace industry for 21 years. I am currently a Controller for Nordam. I believe my financial background will serve me well in this role to help the City of Collinsville continue to grow.

I have been married to my wife, Mary, for 13 years. We have two boys that currently attend Collinsville Public Schools. We love Collinsville and are proud to call Collinsville our home.

Thank you,
Jeromy Burwell

CONTACT: Julie Dermody, 918-341-2965,
Voters Should Apply Early for Absentee Ballots
Voters in Rogers County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 3 Special Northwest Fire and City of Collinsville Elections should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said today. Although the County Election Board can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, Dermody urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early.
Absentee ballot application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 415 W 1st St, Claremore, OK 74017. An online version of the form can be filled out and submitted electronically at: A print form can also be downloaded at that address.
Ballots must be in the hands of County Election Board officials by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
Dermody said any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot in any election in which he/she is eligible to vote. However, a voter must be registered and reside at an address within the geographical boundaries of a school district or a municipality to be eligible to vote in school district or municipal elections. It is not necessary to give a reason for voting absentee.
“While anyone can vote absentee without giving a reason, the law still provides several advantages to absentee voters in some categories,” Dermody said.
By stating one of the following reasons on their applications, absentee voters can activate special conditions that make it easier for them to use absentee ballots. The reasons are:
• Voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who cannot be left unattended may vote absentee. They may apply only by mail, by fax, by email, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot.
• Voters who are confined to nursing homes in the county may vote absentee. An Absentee Voting Board actually goes to the nursing home a few days before the election, sets up a small polling place and allows these persons to vote under circumstances similar to those at a regular precinct polling place. They may apply only by mail, by fax, by email, online or via an agent who is at least 16 years of age and who is not employed by or related within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any person whose name appears on the ballot..
• Military personnel and residents of the county living overseas and the spouses and dependents of each group are eligible receive absentee ballots. These voters may apply only by mail, fax, or by email. Military personnel should contact the Voting Service Officers in their units for application forms and additional information or visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website ( for more information and instructions. Residents of Oklahoma living overseas can obtain the same materials from any United States military installation and from United States Embassies and Consulates as well as on the FVAP website.

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