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Oklahoma House District 83

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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  • Chelsey Branham
    (Dem)

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    Eric Roberts
    (Rep)

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Education Southern Methodist University
Professional Experience 28 years in commercial development.
Campaign Phone (405) 640-2452
Volunteer Service MAPS 3 Citizens Oversight Committee Board Member Ozarks Teen Challenge Rotary club
I have always had a heart for service, and have always been interested in politics. I believe that we need more business people in the legislature. A good portion of my work is negotiating. I feel that skill set has been lost in todays political environment. Just because we come from different points of view doesn't mean that we t cant be civil to one another. I wish to be a fair and honest voice for all he people HD83.
Economic uncertainties due to CV19 Education Healthcare Criminal justice reform
I have over 28 years of business experience making real world decisions. I have the maturity and empathy to do the right thing without fear of reprisal from either side. With the current CV19 environment, we need to open the economy up and get Oklahomans back to work. This needs to be done in a safe responsible manner. After considering all the factors, I have the knowledge and wherewith all to make tough decisions to ensure the best outcome for the people for the district and State.