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Our Dedicated Staff

Courtney Callison


Courtney serves as the Secretary of the Payne County Election Board. Courtney has been with the election board since 2020 and was appointed as Secretary in May 2023 by  the State Election Board having been nominated by Senator Tom Dugger. Courtney is dedicated to facilitating safe, free, and fair elections to Payne County. She especially enjoys voter outreach and education. Courtney grew up in Northwest Oklahoma and moved to Stillwater in 2015. She fell in love with the community and Cowboy Spirit. Courtney is involved in many volunteer and community service organizations and projects. CASA for Kids, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Young Professionals of Stillwater, Stillwater Frontier Rotary, and Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee to name a few. Courtney is a member of the Leadership Stillwater Class of XXXI and received Top 10 Leaders Under 40 in 2022. Courtney’s greatest accomplishment is raising her 2 daughters and being the ultimate “girl mom” complete with Taylor Swift car karaoke and cheering on her girls in every new stage of life.

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Kate McKinney

Assistant Secretary

Kate serves as the Assistant Secretary for the Payne County Election Board. Kate joined the election board in 2022 as the Chief Clerk. She is committed to election integrity, providing voter education, and oversees volunteer outreach. She enjoys engaging with our citizens and greets them all with a friendly and helpful attitude both in person and on the phone. A long-time Cushing resident, she enjoys spending time with her son and family, attending high school athletic events, crafting, cheering on OSU, and volunteering in the community.

Lindsay Sobraski

Chief Clerk

Lindsay serves as the Chief Clerk for Payne County. Lindsay has been with the election board since early 2023. Before coming to us, she worked in Ag sales for 8 years. Lindsay grew up in Indiana and moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma State University to study Animal Nutrition. She now calls Cushing home where she is always on the move with her 2 sons and their many athletic pursuits. Lindsay enjoys attending rodeos and sporting events. Lindsay particularly enjoys working with  the voters of Payne County and is dedicated to ensuring each voter is heard.