Steven Rhoden

Term Expires 2025

Steven L. Rhoden proudly represents his Ward and Community in Wagoner Oklahoma.  Steven has been lauded in his career as an individual with a solution-oriented approach.  He has been active in his life and community in education, equality and historical areas of community life.  Steven received support staff of the year at Cooper Elementary in 2017.  The death of one of his students due to child abuse propelled his already existing desire to enhance the equality and quality of life and education for the current and future generations of Oklahoman's.

Steven earned his bachelor’s degree in Human Development from St. Gregory's University and attended Phillips University of Theology briefly before joining Tulsa Public Schools as a calling to teaching in the urban setting.  He is a graduate of Wagoner High School and attends the Methodist Church regularly.  His parents, Harvis and Jane Rhoden, have been longtime residents of Wagoner.

During his free time, Steven spends time with his 98-year-old grandfather and family documenting Oklahoma history.  He loves trying new restaurants, reading, writing and life.

Kevin Higginbottom
Term Expires 2027

Kevin Higginbottom is a Ward 4 City Councilor.  He and his family have resided in Wagoner since 2003. Kevin and his wife, Robin, have been married for over 24 years.  They have 3 children, Andrew and his wife Ashton, Matthew, and Abby.  Their family is very proud of Kevin’s oldest son who is serving our country in the U.S. Navy as a GM3.  The Higginbottoms are the small business owners of Above and Beyond Speech Therapy, PLLC, in downtown Wagoner.  Kevin is also co-owner of Nach-Yo Mamas Beef Jerky. 

Kevin is a 1993 graduate from Westmoore High School in Moore, Oklahoma. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology, from Northeastern State University.  Kevin has a dynamic background in law enforcement.  He is a former employee of the City of Wagoner, having worked here as a Police Officer for 10 years.  During that time, Kevin was a K9 and narcotics officer.  Currently, Kevin is the lead court security officer at the Page Belcher Federal Court House, where he serves as a federal contractor for the United States Marshall Service.  Kevin is also the Unit Vice President for the United States Court Security Officer’s Union.  He is eager to bring his leadership abilities and networking expertise to the table of our city government.  

Kevin believes the employees of the City of Wagoner are the backbone to the framework of this community’s success, and he is proud to be a part of Wagoner’s path for future growth and achievement.  For several years, Kevin enjoyed coaching Wagoner youth football and basketball teams.   He has a heart for the youth in our community and is here to advocate for their betterment and success, both now and for future generations.  Kevin enjoys talking to the people of Wagoner and listening to their concerns.  He knows that a rising tide raises all ships and Kevin’s commitment to the City of Wagoner is to be that rising tide.     

On a personal note, some of Kevin’s hobbies and interests include spending time with his family, fishing, traveling, watching the Wagoner Bulldogs sports competitions, as well as supporting his OU Sooners.   He is an avid corn hole competitor and enjoys cooking, trying new dishes as well as preparing treasured traditional family recipes.  Kevin is a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wagoner, where he and his family attend weekly Mass.