Phil Lakin Jr. first moved to District 8 when he was 9 years old. He graduated from Jenks High School in 1985 and went on to obtain his BBA and MBA from Baylor University. He is a graduate of Leadership Tulsa.
Lakin is C.E.O. of the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) and has been since 1999. TCF is the second largest community foundation in the United States. Lakin is known for working with donors, community leaders and elected officials to improve the Tulsa area.
Councilor Lakin is an active member of many community and governmental organizations. Before running for office, Lakin served on the State Board of Education and Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority Board. He also served as president of the board for the Tulsa Zoo and helped during the zoo's privatization efforts. Lakin serves on the boards of the Tulsa Community College Foundation, The Juniper Fund, and several charitable foundations. He is an officer of the American Alpine Club and The Juniper Fund. The Lakins are members of Southern Hills Baptist Church, where Councilor Lakin serves as a deacon.
He has been married to his wife, Adriane, for 27 years. The couple has three sons, Brooks, Alex and Cooper. Lakin has been to the last 40 Indy 500 races, a trip that started with his father, but now includes his sons, uncle, and nephew. Lakin is also an avid hiker and climber. He has summited the Matterhorn, Cotopaxi, Mt. Rainier and all of the peaks in the continental United States that exceed 14,000 ft.
Lakin said he loves Tulsa, and wants to see it thriving.
"I see and am part of the positive influence that the charitable and corporate sectors have on the city each day," Lakin said. "I want the governmental sector to become more of a positive and driving force, leading our city to places it should be, respectful of its past traditions and successes."