Oklahoma Legislature - State Senator, District 17
|Term limited year||2024|
|Highest degree attained||Doctorate|
|Office phone||(405) 521-5539|
|Noteworthy: Vice chair, Education.|
What do you hope to accomplish in the 2018 session?
What I’m hoping to do is get the budget in line the best I can. This is ridiculous what we’re facing right now. We have to come up with a sustainable budget.
What do you hope the Legislature will accomplish?
Again, we have to figure out what we’re going to do as a state. We have to get everyone on the same page as what is best not for their political careers but what is best for the state of Oklahoma.
What should people know about you?
I’m a 38-year educator. I am very concerned about the fiscal condition of public education. That is the only obligation in our Oklahoma Constitution – to properly fund public education – and we’re doing a very poor job of doing that. That is the future of our state, making sure our children are able to face a free-market capitalist society. We either pay for it now or we suffer later.
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