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Oklahoma Senate District 37

The state of Oklahoma has 48 state Senate districts. Each district elects one senator. There are 24 Senate seats up for election in 2020 with a primary to be held on June 30, a runoff (if necessary) on August 25 and the general election on November 3.The Oklahoma Senate is the upper chamber of the Oklahoma State Legislature. Together with the Oklahoma House of Representatives, they form a legislative branch of the Oklahoma state government and work directly with the governor of Oklahoma to create laws and establish a state budget. The Oklahoma Senate’s authority includes legislation on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.Oklahoma state Senators serve four-year terms and are limited to a total of 12 years of cumulative service in the House and Senate. They are scheduled to receive a pay increase in November 2020, from $35,021 to $47,500 annually. When the legislature is in session, they also receive a $156 daily "per diem" allowance.Members of the Senate must be twenty-five years of age at the time of their election. They must be qualified electors in their respective counties or districts and must live in those counties or districts during their term of office.

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    Allison Ikley-Freeman
    (Dem)

  • Cody Rogers
    (Rep)

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Education M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, B.A. Psychology
Professional Experience School/Community based Therapist, Child Welfare Specialist
Campaign Email Ally4Oklahoma@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (918) 641-4509
Twitter @Ally4OK
Volunteer Service Oklahomans for Equality, Volunteer Tulsa, Hospice of Green Country, Route 66 Main Street, Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Kendall Whittier Inc., A Third Place Community Garden
I am running for re-election because everyday in the legislature I see how much work is left to be done to support our core services and assist Oklahomans with the resources they need to make Oklahoma great.
As a state we still have many unresolved unemployment claims due to an outdated infrastructure. We must assess where maintenance has been deferred too long so that Oklahomans do not experience more crisis when reaching out to the state for help. We must increase our access to public mental health services for adults, provide opportunities for the uninsured to obtain health insurance, and show we value public education by decreasing the student to counselor ratios; giving teachers the support they deserve.
My professional and volunteer history in mental health, social services, and community supports as well as my personal history in poverty and homelessness give me a very unique understanding of how investments on the state level trickle down and how cuts truly impact services on the ground. It’s more than dollars to me, it’s people’s lives.
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