House of Representatives - 20 new, 16 Rs, 4 Ds; 8 Republican pick-ups, 70-31 Republican majority
Republican John Bennett, HD 2, spent 14 years in the U.S. Marines. He returned to Oklahoma where he worked for the Sheriff's Department. Rep. Bennett was part of the drug task force and headed up the region's efforts to combat illegal immigration. After the Sheriff's Dept, Rep. Bennett worked with the local VA as an advocate for injured veterans. Rep. Bennett's wife is Nicole and they have 4 children. They own and operate a storm shelter business. Click here for Rep. Bennet's website.
Republican David Brumbaugh, HD 76, is president and owner of DRB Industries, LLC. He is also a Tulsa City-County Library Commissioner and serves on the Legislative & Public Affairs and the Transportation Infrastructure & Communications Committees for the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce. Rep. Brumbaugh is listed in Strathmore's Who's Who of Outstanding Business Executives in America, and is a widely known lecturer and published author in the electric power industry. Rep. Brumbaugh is married to Shelley and they have 2 daughters. Click here for Rep. Brumbaugh's website.
Republican Dennis Casey, HD 35, earned a degree in education from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. For nearly three decades, Rep. Casey served as a coach, teacher and administrator at the high school level. Rep. Casey now runs a small cow-calf operation and spends his summer putting up hay. Rep. Casey has been married to Kelly for the past 30 years and they have three grown children and three grandchildren. Click here for Rep. Casey's website. Click here for Rep. Casey's Facebook page.
Republican Josh Cockroft, HD 27, is one of two 21-year-old members elected to the House of Representatives this year. Rep. Cockroft has served with the Young Republicans and worked with high school students throughout Oklahoma and the United States as a member of TeenPact Leadership Schools. Rep. Cockroft is one of the eldest in a family of ten. Click here for Rep. Cockroft's website. Click here for Rep. Cockroft's Facebook page.
Democrat Donnie Condit, HD 18, is a McAlester city councilor and an assistant principal at Puterbaugh Middle School. He has been married to Karen for over 30 years and they raised three children. He has over 30 years of experience with McAlester Public Schools, including 11 years as a school administrator. He has also served on the McAlester Public Schools Staff Development Committee. Click here for Rep. Condit's website.
Republican Rusty Farley, HD 1, is a manager for wholesale plumbing, heating and cooling supplies.
Democrat William T. Fourkiller, HD 86, is a registered nurse and a former coach and teacher in Stilwell, OK.
Republican Randy Grau, HD 81, graduated from high school with honors as valedictorian and senior class president. He then attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA on a full scholarship, where he graduated magna cum laude and helped found a service fraternity. After college, Rep. Grau returned home and received his law degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma. Rep. Grau serves as Deputy County Commissioner under County Commissioner Ray Vaughn. He is married to Renee and they have one son. Click here for Rep. Grau's website. Click here for Rep. Grau's Facebook page.
Republican Elise Hall, HD 100, is the Director of Marketing and Advertising at Western Lawns, a local landscape management company. At age 21, she is currently the youngest member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Click here for Rep. Hall's website. Click here for Rep Hall's Facebook page.
Republican Tommy Hardin, HD 49, is a retired air traffic controller with 25 years of civil service who also served six years in the Marine Corps Reserves. Rep. Hardin has been married to wife Carol for 25 years and they have two sons. Currently, Rep. Hardin raises cattle, goats and hay. He recently completed a Master Cattleman's course. Click here for Rep. Hardin's website.
Democrat James Lockhart, HD 3, is a farmer-rancher in Heavener, Oklahoma. Rep. Lockhart has a degree in Business Management, an Associates of Science in Biology and Zoology, and is currently studying for another degree at University of Tulsa. He served as a team leader for the World Trade Center Recovery Effort in 2001 and in 2002. He is married to Carrie and they have two children. Rep. Lockhart is a member of First Baptist church of Heavner, the Poteau Chamber of Commerce, Masonic Lodge, LeFlore County Roundup Club, LeFlore County Cattlemans Association, and has his Oklahoma Teaching Certificate. Click here for more information (NewsOK.com)
Republican Glen Mulready, HD 68, is a 26-year veteran of the insurance industry. Rep. Mulready has also served as a youth director at his church and a foster parent for 10 years. His work with Big Brothers Big Sisters earned him Leadership Tulsa's Paragon Award. Rep. Mulready is married to Sally and they have three sons. Click here for Rep. Mulready's website. Click here for Rep. Mulready's Facebook page.
Republican Tom Newell, HD 28, teaches courses in economics, business management and personal finances at Seminole State College, helps youth through his service in FFA, and raises horses at his home near Seminole. He also serves as the senior pastor of Heartland Family Church in Seminole. Rep. Newell has been married to Holly for nearly 20 years and they have 3 sons. The family raises horses at their home near Seminole. Click here for Rep. Newell's website. Click here for Rep. Newell's Facebook page.
Republican Jadine Nollan, HD 66, is the executive director of Sand Springs Community Services and an emergency relief organization, and has served 11 years on the Sand Springs Board of Education, including a term as school board president. Rep. Nollan has been married to Phil for 29 years and they have three children. Click here for Rep. Nollan's Facebook page.
Republican Marty Quinn, HD 9, has been a representative of Shelter Insurance Company for the past 27 years. He served 10 years on the board of Hope Harbor Children's Home and currently serves on the Claremore School Foundation and the Claremore Sports Foundation. Rep. Quinn has been married to his wife, Kelley, for 26 years and they have two children. Click here for Rep. Quinn's website.
Republican Dustin Roberts, HD 21, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 2003 and over his five-year military career, 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, Rep. Roberts was honored as the Blue Jacket of the Year. He was promoted to 3rd Class Petty Officer and later awarded Junior Sailor of the Year. Today, Rep. Roberts is pursuing a degree in education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is a partner in his family's business, All Star Beverages. Rep. Roberts has been married to his wife Lindsay Valles for five years. Click here for Rep. Roberts' website.
Republican Sean Roberts, HD 36, worked his way through school as a manager at UPS and received his Masters from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Hominy Chamber of Commerce and a lifetime member of the NRA. He is married to his wife Amber and they have 2 sons. Click here for Rep. Roberts' Facebook page.
Republican Aaron Stiles, HD 45, was a military police officer for the Oklahoma Air National Guard following graduation from high school. While serving in the Guard, Aaron received a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from the University of Oklahoma. He then went on to the University of Oklahoma College of Law and received a Juris Doctor. Rep. Stiles has been married to wife JoAnne since 2000. Click here for Rep. Stiles' website. Click here for Rep. Stiles' Facebook page.
Republican Steve Vaughan, HD 37, is an investment, securities and insurance advisor as well as co-owner of the Buffalo Waller Ranch hunting preserve. Rep. Vaughan has been married to his wife, Diana, for over 30 years. They have five children. Click here for Rep. Vaughan's Facebook page.
Democrat Emily Virgin, HD 44, is a lifelong Norman resident and honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Rep. Virgin is and has been a volunteer for many Norman service organizations, including Thunderbird Clubhouse which provides free services to adults with mental health needs, the Access to Justice Organization where she worked with abused mothers and children, Food and Shelter for Friends, and her church where she is a third grade Sunday School teacher. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from OU with a degree in Political Science and a minor in criminology. She is employed as a law clerk for a Norman law firm. Click here for Rep. Virgin's website.
Total: 29 new House and Senate members; 25 Rs, 4 Ds