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Oklahoma House District 56

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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  • Dick Lowe
    (Rep)

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    Craig Parham
    (Dem)

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Campaign Address PO Box 90
Amber, OK 73004
Education Graduated: Chickasha High School, Attended: USAO
Professional Experience 27 years of business ownership, 19 years as Mayor
Campaign Email parhamforhouse@gmail.com
Volunteer Service Mayor of Amber, Mayors Council of Oklahoma, Former Volunteer Firefighter
Rural Oklahoma is being left behind while the metro thrives. We are losing our hospitals, schools, family farms, and industry while our government gives tax credits to out-of-state corporations. We can't turn this state around with the same philosophy that created the mess.
Doing what's right isn't a difficult concept. I'll demand transparency in spending and hold government accountable to the people. I'll work to increase classroom funding so our kids are prepared to compete in the real world and bring our tax dollars back from Washington so they can be put to use locally.
Mayors are a different breed. Instead of listening to lobbyists, we earn the trust of our neighbors. As your representative, I will put people first, hold government accountable, and do what's right.