Biography of Michael Willis

Michael Willis was elected Tulsa County Clerk on June 28, 2016 and took office in January 2017. He was born in Tulsa and grew up in West Tulsa and Sapulpa. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Administration, and a Master of Public Administration.

Prior to running for County Clerk, Michael served Tulsa County as Chief Deputy County Commissioner and Public Information Officer for nearly seven years.

Michael is involved heavily in the community. He has volunteered since 2009 as a reserve in area law enforcement and currently serves the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy. He is a member of Leadership Tulsa and the Rotary Club of Tulsa and serves on several boards including that of the Tulsa Sports Commission, INCOG and the OU Master of Public Administration Advisory Board. Over the years, he has served on several other community and non-profit boards, including as a Governor’s Appointee to the Office of Juvenile Affairs Board of Directors. He also serves as a member of the board of directors and executive committee at American Bank & Trust.

Through his service, Michael has been honored with awards such as the Journal Record Achievers Under 40, Leadership Tulsa Paragon Award for Public Service and the Tulsa County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award.

Michael and his family live in West Tulsa. They are members of Boston Avenue United Methodist Church where Michael serves as an usher.

Michael is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.