State Chamber of Oklahoma Endorses Martinez for State House

State Chamber of Oklahoma Endorses Martinez for State House

State Chamber President & CEO says Martinez is “dynamic leader” and a “steadfast voice for the small businesses and families of Edmond”

Oklahoma City (June 15, 2018) – The State Chamber of Oklahoma announced its endorsement of Ryan Martinez for the Republican primary for Oklahoma’s State House District 39. He faces one other Republicans in the June 26 primary, and the winner will face a Democrat and an Independent in the November election.

"Ryan Martinez is a dynamic leader that knows Oklahoma must stay true to conservative values like limited government, accountability and fiscal responsibility, said Fred Morgan, president and CEO of the State Chamber of Oklahoma. “As a first-generation college graduate, Ryan believes that we must empower schools and teachers while directing money to the classroom to create economic opportunity for our children and grandchildren.”

Morgan continued, “Ryan is one of the hardest working members of the Oklahoma Legislature. When he was first elected two years ago, he pledged to be a steadfast voice for the small businesses and families of Edmond, and he has fulfilled that commitment. He consistently voted to support our education system and fought for common-sense reforms.”

As a member of the House Transportation Committee, Ryan authored legislation that balanced the property rights of landowners and the ability of the oil and natural gas industry to utilize easements and rights-of-ways. Additionally, he presented legislation to eliminate unfunded state mandates on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation that diverted crucial transportation funding away from road and bridge projects across the state.

After working for U.S. Senator James Inhofe on transportation, infrastructure and energy issues, Ryan started a small business based in Edmond. Ryan married his high school sweetheart Katie, and they have been married for 8 years. Ryan and Katie are active members of Memorial Road Church of Christ.

House District 39 is north and west Edmond and extends from in central and eastern Edmond and extends 15th Street to Waterloo Road and from Western Avenue to Bryant Avenue.