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Oklahoma House District 87

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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    Collin Walke
    (Dem)

  • Valerie Walker
    (Rep)

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Education B.A. Philosophy - Oklahoma State University J.D., magna cum laude, OCU School of Law
Professional Experience Attorney - 2008 to date State Representative for HD87 - 2016 to date Co-founder of non-profit AWAKEOKC, Inc.
Campaign Email walkelaw@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (405) 837-2982
Twitter @Walkefor87
Volunteer Service City Rescue Mission Board of Directors 2011 to date AwakeOKC 2018 to date Oklahoma Bar Association (various organizations 2008 to date) Oklahoma County Bar Association (various organizations 2008 to date) Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation (appx. 2016 to date)
To improve and reform our criminal justice system, protect medicaid expansion, and improve public education.
Next year's budget will be extremely difficult in light of the revenue shortfall. Therefore, my priority is ensuring adequate funding for core governmental services. Additionally, ensuring that mental health courts are instituted state wide and implementing data privacy protections for Oklahomans are two other legislative priorities.
I have had 5 bills signed into law in the last 2 years, proving that I can be an effective legislator as a Democrat. Further, having been through the 2016-2017 fiscal crisis, my experience in dealing with budgetary shortfalls will be extremely important going into the 2021 session.
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