OK Senate District: SD 28
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Karen is married to her husband of almost 28 years, Mark Rackley, who has been a long time resident of Chandler Oklahoma. They have 5 children, Daniel, David, Dustin, Jarrod, and Anna Rackley. Her husband, Mark Rackley is a 40 + year Veteran (Retired Command Sergeant Major) with the Army and Oklahoma National Guard. Her son also served with the Oklahoma National Guard. Often Karen was tasked with the household and child rearing duties while Mark was deployed.
She has a good understanding of the unique struggles facing military and single household families. Karen is a self-described “military brat,” as her father was an Army Major and her stepfather was in the Air Force. Karen came to make Chandler, Oklahoma her hometown shortly after she and Mark married. They raised their children in Chandler, and enjoyed many a baseball tournament, wrestling match and football game as the children grew up.
She earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1995. She later completed my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Oklahoma City University in 2016. She has a calling to serve, and she has worked in healthcare for the last 27 years. She has held many different positions as a nurse, working in the ER, ICU, as a Nursing Supervisor and unit Manager. Currently she is practicing as a Nurse Practitioner. -written by CAIR Oklahoma