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Oklahoma Senate District 47

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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    Andrea Stone

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Campaign Address PO Box 8483
Edmond, OK 73083
Education Higher Education: MA, Organizational Communication and Development, 1998, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana BA, Southeastern Louisiana University, Organizational Communication, 1997 Southeastern Louisiana University AA, General Studies with Honors, 1994 Florida State University Professional Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, In Progress Institute for Learning Environment Design, Certified Learning Environment Architect, 2017 Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner, CPP, 2013 Educators Leadership Academy, University of Central Oklahoma, 2011 Certified Distance Learning Trainer, University of West Georgia, 2010 UCO Certified Distance Educator, University of Central Oklahoma, 2010 Experienced Trainer Certification, University of Oklahoma Outreach, 2007
Professional Experience Manager, Learning Design January, 2013 – present Enable Midstream Partners Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • Lead team of instructional designers, graphic designers, and technical writers to create learning content that meets training needs Instructional Designer and Curriculum Coordinator March, 2012 – January, 2013 Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • Lead instructional designer for Title III grant to increase the quality of STEM courses Instructional Designer III November, 2008 – March, 2012 Univ. of Central Oklahoma, Center for Professional and Distance Ed Edmond, Oklahoma • Consult with faculty in online course design and development within a structured workshop and on an ad hoc basis by evaluating and recommending new technologies and good principals of adult learning Training Coordinator December, 2005 – November, 2008 Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • Engage in strategic planning and assessment to meet organizational training needs and needs of school and lender clients
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Campaign Phone (405) 252-0941
Twitter @andreawstone
Volunteer Service Legislative Lead, Group Lead and Volunteer, Moms Demand Action, 2018 - present VP, Debate and former President, Edmond Santa Fe High School Performing Arts Council 2013-present Volunteer Debate Coach and Judge, Edmond Santa Fe High School, 2013-present Youth Sports Coach, YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, 2004 - 2017
Our district is moderate but is currently represented by an extreme State Senator. After the shooting in Parkland, I volunteered with Moms Demand Action, a gun violence prevention organization. I saw the moderate views of our district routinely ignored on issues like school safety, healthcare, education, and medical marijuana. We deserve a State Senator more interested in listening to the people than propelling his political career by lunching with lobbyists and getting donations from special interests. I am concerned about police brutality and systematic racism and want to move beyond rhetoric to real policy solutions. I am running to offer voters a choice between more of the same with a career politician versus a mother, a volunteer, an educator, and an oil and gas industry employee. The current balance of the legislature allows bad legislation to pass. A vote for me will advance a more balanced legislature that offers the prospect of better policies and a better state.
1. Economic and social recovery: Many Oklahomans are working and coping well, but the Oklahoma Standard tells us not to leave people behind. As our failed unemployment system shows, effective and efficient state services are crucial to spur recovery. 2. Education: The last months have challenged educators and families, but there will be more challenges and opportunities as education returns to normal. Our public schools and teachers must have the resources to serve students to grow our workforce of the future. 3. Healthcare: Our health rankings show expanded access to affordable healthcare solutions is needed. Voters approved Medicaid expansion, and I will ensure the will of the people is upheld. 4. Gun safety: I support common sense gun laws including background checks and school safety measures. Permits and training should be required when we entrust citizens to carry firearms in our restaurants, parks, and playgrounds.
I am not a politician. I am an employee, a former YMCA soccer coach, a school volunteer, and a working mom. I have a background in distance education and have overseen online course quality initiatives and developed countless online courses. I believe the legislature has a role in pandemic proofing Oklahoma’s schools for the future, and I will offer my expertise in the Senate. As a workforce development professional in the energy sector, I understand the economics of the industry. I also have experience consulting on the use of technology to deliver solutions that will benefit our state. As a former collegiate debater and debate coach, I am ready with a strong policy background and the ability to wade through volumes of information to understand issues and make good decisions on behalf of the people of the district. I am not headed to the legislature because I want an office or a title. I am there for one reason – to represent the voices in State Senate District 47.
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