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The state of Oklahoma has 48 state Senate districts. Each district elects one senator. There are 24 Senate seats 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 Senate is the upper chamber of the Oklahoma State Legislature. Together with the Oklahoma House of Representatives, 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 Senate’s 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 Senators serve four-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 Senate must be twenty-five 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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Jessica Garvin (Rep)

Nursing Home Administrator/Healthcare Consultant

Biographical Information

Campaign Address PO Box 263
Marlow, OK 73055
Education The University of Oklahoma: Bachelor of Arts: Communication Minor: Psychology Marlow High School: General Studies
Professional Experience Gregston's Nursing & Rehabilitation (Chief Operations Officer: 2015-Present) West Wind Assisted Living (Chief Operations Officer: 2013-Present) Bison Healthcare Management (Executive Vice President: 2019-Present)
Campaign Phone (580) 251-1203
Volunteer Service United Way of Stephens County, Beautiful Day Foundation, Epsilon Sigma Alpha - Sigma Nu Chapter, Chisholm Trail Church of Christ - Active Member, Past President - Marlow Youth Council, Marlow Lion's Club - Active Member & First Vice President, Volunteer Cheerleading Coach for various local schools

Why are you running for public office?

I have grown up in a home where public service was important and was constantly being demonstrated to me. My parents taught me to love like Jesus by serving like Him. I believe that He has called me to serve in a different capacity than ever before and I look forward to the journey and His plan!

What are your legislative and policy priorities?

Conservative values are the center of my focus and the areas I would like to improve public policy and legislation are rural economic development, mental health and substance abuse, and educational outcomes for Oklahoma's future.

What makes you the best person for the job?

I have a heart for service. I know that in order to do great things, I have to surround myself with people who know more and have personal experiences than me. I want to serve with an open heart and an open mind, while being a fair, honest, strong and independent voice for our district. I believe my life experiences have set me up with a village of people who will continue to pour ideas and wisdom into me that will help make me a strong voice for Oklahomans.

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Terri Reimer (Dem)

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