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Scotty White announces candidacy for Poteau Mayor Featured

Written by  Saturday, 09 February 2019 18:43
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Submitted by Scotty White 

My name is Scotty White and I am taking this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Mayor of the City of Poteau, I am the son of David and Deanna White, the husband of Sarah White, father to Brooklyn age 4 and our son Weston age one month.


I was born and raised here in Poteau and a graduate of Poteau High School.


We are active members of Covenant Church in Poteau, and are blessed tremendously with an amazing church family. I am a member of the Poteau Masonic Lodge.

I have made a career in the Oil and Gas industry for the last 13 years, the last 8 years working for Marathon Oil Corporation in South Texas as a health, environmental, and safety advisor.


While in this role I have faced opportunities and oppositions that have prepared me for this chapter of my life. On a daily basis I have over one hundred men and women working on projects under my leadership. I have learned to manage contractors and employees alike and have a special way of bringing unity and consistency among teams and supervisors.


I believe that there is no room for division on any successful team. I am excited to bring my skills and energy to the table for the city of Poteau.

In 2018 my father and former councilman was arrested on drug charges. I cannot put into words the pain and devastation that this brought my family. I have learned that pain creates drive in a man. I had the choice to dwell in my circumstances or use my pain to be the driving force to make a difference for the better and that exactly what I plan do with your help.

I believe in planning your work and working your plan. I also believe that “right is right” and “wrong is wrong” and I will stand behind right every time.


As your Mayor I will ensure that everyone that walks through the door at city hall will be treated equally regardless of social or financial status.


What is good for the one will be good for all. I will ensure that every one of your tax dollars is utilized to its full potential.


I will promote Poteau, Oklahoma in every arena I enter, seeking relationships to bring in business that will create the most jobs for our families.


I will seek improvements in every aspect; utilizing all possible recourses to improve our streets and roadways. I will listen the voice of the people, consider every idea that could better our city and the people who call it home.

I love our city with my heart and soul and with the guidance of my Lord and Savior, the council and you the people; the future of Poteau has no limits.


My dream is to see Poteau thrive “beyond the ordinary” like never before and for years to come. I am asking you for your vote on April 2nd 2019 to elect me as your Mayor.


Please feel free to contact me at anytime (918) 649-7770.

Thank you and God bless you all!

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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