Ken Doke was born and raised in Muskogee County, OK. His dad was a minister at a small country church just South of Muskogee. They didn’t have much growing up, but they were taught the important things in life. Ken’s wife, Jodi, is a schoolteacher. The Doke’s are raising their children in Muskogee so they have a vested interest in the future of Muskogee County.
Ken has started and operated a number of businesses over the years. He currently owns a small ranch operation and a real estate investment firm. Ken started a technology company a number of years ago and grew it to one of the largest of its kind in the nation before selling the company in 2013. Ken served as the Vice President of Arvest Bank for the Muskogee Market before entering politics in 2014.
Ken was recently named “Public Official of the Year” by a state agency. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for Muskogee County. He serves on a number of boards and committees, and is very active in the community. He is the Chairman of the Muskogee County Economic Authority, and is the Chairman of Eastern Oklahoma Community Development. Ken is the CEO of the 7-County, Eastern Workforce Board and the 18 County Regional Workforce Board. He has received appointments by two separate Governor’s and has served on the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development for the state of Oklahoma. Under his leadership the unemployment rate in Muskogee County has gone from 6.8% to less than 4.0%.