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Oklahoma Senate District 37

A Special Election is being held to fill the unexpired term in Oklahoma Senate District 37 due to the resignation of Sen. Dan Newberry. The district is in Tulsa County and includes Jenks, Sand Springs, Bixby and parts of Glenpool and Tulsa. The primary election(Republican only) will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Since this is a special election no run-off election will be held. The winner of the Republican Primary will be the candidate with the most votes.The voter registration deadline for this election is August 16, 2017. The Absentee Ballot Request deadline for this race is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Early voting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 7, 8 AM - 6 PM; Friday, Sept. 8, 8 AM - 6 PM and Saturday, Sept. 9, 9 AM - 2 PM at the Tulsa County Election Board, 555 N. Denver, Tulsa, OKThe General Election will be on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The voter registration deadline for the General Election will be on August 18, 2017. Absentee Ballot requests must be submitted to the election board by 5:00 PM on November 8, 2017. Early voting for the General Election will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, 8 AM - 6 PM; Friday, November 10, 8 AM - 6 PM and on Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 AM - 2 PM. The following link is of a map of Oklahoma District 37http://www.oksenate.gov/Senators/districts/dist37/dist37_map.pdf
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  • Grady Grant (Rep)

  • Rick Hardesty (Rep)

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    R. Jay McAtee (Rep) Attorney and Municipal Judge

  • Nicole Nixon (Rep)

  • Phil Nollan (Rep)

  • Brian O'Hara (Rep)

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Given the recent problems with budget gaps and budget failure in Oklahoma, what changes do you advocate for Oklahoma fiscal policy?

What specific legislative proposals will you support to insure that the state carries out its constitutional requirement to provide public education for all Oklahoma children?

What policies would you support to lower the incarceration rate in Oklahoma?

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Address P. O. Box 1926 Sand Springs, OK 74063
Education B.S. from Oklahoma State University J.D. from Tulsa University School of Law
Professional Experience Owner of McAtee Law Office with emphasis on defending businesses and insurance carriers in Workers' Compensation cases.
Community Organizations in which you participate Member of Gideon's International Clerk of Session for First Presbyterian Church of Sand Springs Partner for Special Olympics
Campaign Phone (918) 732-9408
Twitter @rjaymcatee
I am in favor of addressing the budget concerns of the state at the beginning of the legislative session rather than in the last week of the session. No other unrelated policy question should be considered until the budget is set. Also, the Gross Production Tax on energy in this state needs to be restored to the 7% level for all wells which had been in place since the early 1970's. It is a huge corporate giveaway to reduce that tax to 2% for horizontal wells and it costs us over $500 Million annually to do so.
I will support legislation that protects our teachers and classrooms. I believe we can't keep promising to fund education and refuse to find a method of delivering on that promise. I do not support vouchers given our current economic crisis. We must fix our budget so we have the means of keeping our teachers in Oklahoma, doing what they love, teaching.
Oklahoma leads the nation in rates of female incarceration, school expulsion rates and places second in male incarceration (all per capita, of course). One in 12 Oklahoman's has a felony conviction. We must seek to find the root causes of the criminal conduct and address those causes in a manner that will stop the conduct. Most crimes are driven by drug addiction. We need to cure the addiction not jail the addict.
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