Oklahoma Legislature - State Representative, District 51
|Term limited year||2030|
|Highest degree attained||Master's degree in business, finance and management, Dallas Baptist University.|
|Marital status||Married with two children|
|Occupation||President, family-owned manufacturing business.|
What do you hope to accomplish in the 2018 session?
It’s an honor to be chosen by the voters to represent District 51 and I’m excited to get to work quickly on the many challenging issues that our state is facing. We need to fix our budget gap and find a way to get teachers a raise in this session. It’s not acceptable that we are now ranked dead last in the country in teacher pay and we can do better and we must do better. We also need to ensure that rural health care is funded properly. There have been too many rural health-care facilities close their doors in the last few years and we need to help support them so rural Oklahomans continue to have immediate access to health care throughout the state. Lastly, I want to ensure that Oklahoma maintains business-friendly policies because true growth and long-term prosperity comes from job creation in the private sector, and we must have policies that support companies already here so they choose to stay in Oklahoma as well as we attract others to relocate to Oklahoma.
What do you hope the Legislature will accomplish?
See the first answer.
What should people know about you?
I feel like my background in the private sector mixed with my past experience as a school board member and a mayor helps me better understand how to build relationships with others and build a coalition with others to find common ground on policies and principles that can help our state move forward.