Dustin (Pryor) Roberts was born in McAlester and raised in Durant by parents Pam Roberts and local businessman Dennis Roberts. He is a Durant High School graduate, where he participated in football and track.
Upon graduation in 2003, Roberts enlisted in the United States Navy to serve the nation and fight the war on terrorism.
In his five-year career in the United States Navy, Roberts was the recipient of two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals for his efforts in the Horn of Africa situation and again in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2004, Roberts was awarded as the Blue Jacket of the Year and honored with an invitation to the Presidential Inaugural Ball and Inaugural Address. He was promoted, through the Command Advancement Program, to 3rd Class Petty Officer by the Command Master Chief and Commanding Officer of VFA-143. Later, Roberts was awarded Junior Sailor of the Year for the leadership role he took on his second deployment.
After five years of enlistment in the U.S. Navy, Roberts enrolled in Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where he is pursuing a degree in education.
Roberts and his wife of five years, Lindsay Valles Roberts, of Calera, are members of the Durant Elks Lodge and Calera United Methodist Church. Roberts is a C.D.I.B. card holder for the Choctaw Nation Tribe, while his wife is a member of the Chickasaw Nation Tribe. Together, they volunteer with organizations such as Relay for Life and March of Dimes, and are avid supporters of the local 4-H, FFA and athletics programs.
In their spare time, Dustin and Lindsay love to go kayaking, camping, boating on Lake Texoma, and spending time with their families. It is not uncommon to see the two out with their two “children”, Copper (a Miniature Pinscher) and Penny (a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel).
Dustin and Lindsay would like to thank you for your time and consideration. Your vote on July 27, 2010 would be greatly appreciated.