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Oklahoma House District 46

The state of Oklahoma has 101 state House districts. Each district elects one representative. All 101 seats are 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 House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Oklahoma State Legislature. Together with the Oklahoma State Senate, 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 House of Representatives 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 representatives serve two-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 House of Representatives must be twenty-one 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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    Jacob Rosecrants
    (Dem)

  • Nancy Sangirardi
    (Rep)

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Education Bachelors of Arts History Classical Cultures Minor The University of Oklahoma 2008
Professional Experience I taught at OKCPS for 6 years before I was elected to represent House District 46; the office I still currently hold.
Campaign Email info@jacobrosecrants.com
Campaign Phone (405) 561-1306
I’m running for re-election of House District 46 so I can continue to represent the constituents of Norman and Noble. It is my goal to continue to be as accessible as possible, while working across the aisle to help pass legislation that will help all folks. I decided to run for office back in 2016 because, as a teacher, I saw that our public schools needed a warrior, somebody who would prioritize the funding of our schools and somebody who would listen to the folks on the frontlines: Our teachers. I have been and will continue to be that warrior for our public schools and for my constituents.
I am currently gearing up to pass the Oklahoma Play-based Learning Initiative, a piece of legislation that was a product of a work group I put together in 2019, that consisted of teachers, early childhood professors, parents, & medical professionals. It is designed to place a re-focus on the importance of hands-on play-based learning in our schools. This passed off the House floor almost unanimously last session, but died in the Senate due to the rise of the pandemic. I’m also going to run a bill that recognizes the 2nd week of October as Veterans Suicide Awareness Week, in honor of the son of one of my constituents. I’m looking at this as a first step to a larger goal of preventing veteran suicides in the future. This bill also passed last session, but it died due to the COVID-19. As a former educator, & as a member of both the Common Education Committee and the Education A&B Subcommittee, I will also run many other bills aimed at protecting and strengthening our public schools.
I believe that this job requires experience to be effective. It took me two special sessions in 2017 and a full session in 2018 to build the relationships that help me author, coauthor, and pass legislation. As the incumbent, I have that experience. I have created and cultivated relationships, especially across the aisle. Also, as a member of the minority party in the House, I can vote however my constituents wish, rather than how House leadership tells me to vote. I’m truly an independent voice for House District 46, which is what my constituents want and deserve.
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