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Community Focus: Councilwoman-elect Nikki Nice joins historic group of women

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Nikki Nice, a native of northeast Oklahoma City, defeated Kirk Pankratz by earning 71 percent of the vote.

She's among the record number of women elected in Oklahoma, but Nice credits her success to her mother Roberta Swanegan, also known as Momma Nice.

"That's my rock. If it wasn't for her I couldn't have done this," said Nikki Nice.

Nice attended Millwood Public Schools, and graduated from Northeast High School. After graduating from Langston University, she worked and volunteered with a number of organizations. She's hoping younger generations will move back and also serve the Ward 7 community.

"I want them to see what I'm doing and want to do it. I want them to be as engaged as a I am," said Nice.

The councilwoman-elect's promise to Ward 7 is to be the "best voice" of her community. She plans to make her rounds around the community to listen to the concerns of residents, in order to create an effective plan to improve the lives of those who call northeast Oklahoma City home.

Nice will be sworn in at a special Oklahoma City Council meeting on Nov. 19, and serve the remainder of the seat's four-year term.

To contact City Councilwoman-elect (Ward 7) visit Nikki Nice's website nikkiniceokc.com.

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