Mark Stonecipher was elected to his first term as Ward 8 Councilman in March 2015.
Councilman Stonecipher is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City. He graduated from Heritage Hall, received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma City University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is an attorney with the Fellers Snider Law Firm and practices in the areas of oil and gas, land use, environmental, and business litigation. Councilman Stonecipher and his wife Debbie also own a small, independent Oklahoma oil and gas company and are very supportive of the oil and gas industry.
He is currently serving as a member of the Oklahoma City Finance Committee, Oklahoma City Municipal Facilities Authority, Oklahoma City Public Property Authority, Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority and Council Committee on Economic Development, and is Oklahoma City's representative to the Oklahoma Municipal League.
Councilman Stonecipher served as president of two neighborhood associations. He believes that strong neighborhood associations are the most vital part of a successful Oklahoma City.
His current and past membership in civic and professional and organizations include the Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment, Oklahoma City Charter Review Task Force, City Care, Whiz Kids, Downtown OKC Rotary, Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors, University of Oklahoma College of Law Alumni Association and and Oklahoma City University Alumni Association.
Councilman and his wife Debbie of 33 years have two sons. His 84-year-old mother RoseAnne is an active Ward 8 resident and supporter.