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Oklahoma House District 96

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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  • Nicol Ragland
    (Dem)

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    Preston Stinson
    (Rep)

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Education University of Central Oklahoma - B.B.A. Finance Oklahoma Christian - M.B.A. - Finance
Professional Experience I've been in the billboard industry in some form or another for 20 years. I was a contractor for ODOT, a Real Estate Manager for Lamar Advertising, and (since 2015) I've owned a construction company that specializes in billboard construction, demolition and maintenance.
Campaign Email stinsonforhouse@gmail.com
Campaign Phone (405) 697-4246
Volunteer Service City Rescue Mission - Board Member Oklahoma Shakespeare - Board Member Oklahoma County Bar Association - Fee Grievance Committee - Lay Member
As I watched what happened to our state economy when we were dealt the dual blows of coronavirus and the collapse of oil prices, I decided that the time was now to do my civic duty and run for office. I would rather be a voice of reason in making the laws than a voice complaining about the shortage of reason in government.
I will focus on creating a pro-business environment in our state. The factors that will lead to that outcome are: 1. Ensuring that every student in Oklahoma finishes their secondary education well-prepared for their next step in life; whether that is entering a trade, enlisting in the military or enrolling in college. 2. Continuing to invest in our infrastructure so that it is not an impediment to business formation and/or growth. 3. Reducing unnecessary regulations and other points of friction for small and medium sized businesses. 4. Promoting new industries and ideas the capitalize on all of Oklahoma's natural advantages. 5. Working to promote better healthcare outcomes in Oklahoma, particularly in rural Oklahoma.
As the only candidate in this race who has signed both the front and back of a paycheck, I am the best suited to help formulate and oversee policies that create jobs, spur entrepreneurship, promote growth, and attract businesses to relocate to Oklahoma. I stand for common sense solutions to real problems, and I have little tolerance for spending the taxpayers' time and money on scoring political points.