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TABLE OF CONTENTS Message from the Chair...................... page 4 Government Relations Staff...............page 5 2019 Public Policy Priorities...............page 6 Pro-Business Scorecard.................... page 16 Greater OKC Chamber PAC............. page 18 Elected Officials Directory................ page 19 Chamber Leadership........................ page 42
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Message from the Chair
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber takes pride in its role as the voice of business for the region, and one of the most important ways we fill that role is by participating in the political process. As we begin the legislative session, the Chamber’s voice is crucial to the region’s continued success. The decisions
made at the State Capitol this year on important topics like education funding, health care and transportation will set the course for our city and state for years to come. The document you have in your hands is a playbook for the important topics our elected officials will debate this year, issues that will impact Oklahoma City’s economy and the success of its companies. The Chamber didn’t decide the issues on which it will engage in a vacuum. The priorities you have in your hand come from many hours of conversation, debate and consideration with hundreds of Chamber members and government stakeholders. We believe collaboration is key to keeping Oklahoma City’s momentum and positive growth, especially during the legislative session. The Chamber is committed to working with elected officials to find positive solutions to our state’s challenges. As a member of the business and civic community of Oklahoma City, we encourage you to do your part by remaining engaged in the political process in 2019. Please read the 2019 Public Policy Guide and use the information inside to contact your elected officials and let your opinions be known. PERCY KIRK Chair, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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www.OKCBusinessAdvocate.com, makes having a voice at the Capitol simple. With just a few clicks, you can identify your elected officials and communicate with them, ensuring you have an impact on the decisions of our state’s leaders. You can also stay up-to-date during the legislative session by signing up for The Business Advocate, the Chamber’s newsletter solely focused on key developments at the Capitol during the legislative session. Together, we can build a stronger business climate for the Greater Oklahoma City area.
Contact the Government Relations Team Throughout the year, the Chamber’s team works to ensure that Greater Oklahoma City is moving forward and growing stronger. From promoting pro-business policies at the Capitol to economic development, the Chamber is the voice of business in Greater Oklahoma City. The Chamber staff is always available to assist your business in any way possible.
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2019 Public Policy Priorities State Issues County Government Reform The Chamber supports legislation and/or an Initiative Petition to empower Oklahoma counties to alter their form of governance to meet their unique needs. Workers’ Comp Reform The Chamber supports defending and improving the comprehensive workers’ compensation reform legislation passed by the legislature and signed by The Chamber supports retaining the state’s premier economic/community development programs which are critical in attracting new businesses to the state, assisting existing companies expand and encouraging investment in communities across the state. Following are the key programs the Chamber will work to protect: • Quality Jobs Act, 21st Century QJA, Small Employer QJA and the Prime Contractor QJA • Aerospace Engineer Tax Credit • Investment/New Jobs Tax Credit • Historical Building Rehabilitation Tax Credit • Freeport (Inventory) Exemption • Five-year ad valorem abatement and sales tax exemption for manufacturing facilities • Oklahoma Regional Home Office Insurance Premium Tax Credit The Chamber will pursue legislation to enact or modify an incentive to address the statewide shortage of software engineers and work to protect the Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit. Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIFs) and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) The Chamber supports retaining economic development programs that create and maintain jobs and investments in Oklahoma including tax increment financing districts and business improvement districts. the governor during the 2013 session. Economic Development Programs
Incentive Evaluation Commission The Chamber supports the Oklahoma Incentive Evaluation Commission, which was established to make recommendations to the legislature and governor on which incentive programs are serving their intended purpose and creating economic/ community development. If an incentive program cannot show a positive return to the state, it should be scaled back or repealed. Gun Legislation The Chamber is fully supportive of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the responsible expansion of gun-owner’s rights in Oklahoma. However, the Chamber will oppose legislation that would allow open/concealed carry of guns into high-economic impact events, including horse shows, the Oklahoma State Fair, Olympic-qualifying events on the Oklahoma River, high school basketball and wrestling tournaments at the State Fairgrounds and NCAA and Big XII sporting events (including the Women’s College World Series, college baseball at Bricktown Ballpark and NCAA and Big XII basketball tournaments). The Chamber will also oppose legislation that would allow guns to be carried on college campuses, limit a business owner’s rights to prohibit weapons or allow guns to be carried by individuals who haven’t been tested/trained and do not have a permit. The Chamber will lead and support the efforts of the Oklahomans for Business and Property Owners’ Rights coalition to defend against harmful gun legislation. Criminal Justice/Sentencing Reform The Chamber supports legislation and funding for sentencing reforms and rehabilitation programs to ease the financial drain on Oklahoma’s criminal justice system, lessen the burden on jails and prisons throughout the state and allow non-violent offenders to enter the workforce more quickly. The Chamber supports the efforts of the Criminal Justice Reclassification Council created pursuant to HB 1098 (2018) and the Task Force on Fines
Fees and Costs created pursuant to SB 342 (2017) to review and recommend changes to the Oklahoma criminal code to reduce the state’s prison population. The Chamber supports Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform Policy Agenda to: 1) continue smart sentencing reform; 2) improve bail and jail practices; 3) improve fairness in the pretrial and jury trial process; 4) improve family connections for incarcerated Oklahomans; 5) make reentry and supervision improvements that reduce fines and fees, enhance workforce opportunities and increase public safety; 6) secure treatment funding; 7) better inform future policymaking and oversight; and 8) improve collection and release of data related to courts, jails, policing and prisons. The Chamber supports legislation to increase the fines/penalties for the possession and/or use of credit card skimming devices. Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Reform Advisory Council The Chamber supports the work of the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Reform Advisory Council, an inter-local government council, designed to institutionalize cooperation and planning for the criminal justice system in Oklahoma County. Medical Marijuana The Chamber supports legislation to protect an employer’s right to maintain a drug-free workplace and to enforce policies to prohibit employee impairment during work hours.
Wind Incentives The Chamber supports ending the Manufacturer’s Sales Tax Exemption for new wind facilities. The Chamber also supports requiring the Zero- Emissions Tax Credit to be claimed only as a credit and not as a refund. Pension Reform The Chamber supports protecting the pension reforms which have improved the long-term fiscal condition of the state. Water The Chamber will work with the governor, Oklahoma State Legislature, City of Oklahoma City and other stakeholders to ensure the availability of a long-term water supply for central Oklahoma. Oil & Gas Tax The Chamber supports a stable oil and gas tax structure which promotes the investment of drilling capital in Oklahoma. i2E The Chamber supports additional funding for i2E programs, including the Seed Capital Fund. Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) The Chamber supports the constitutional provisions of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) to support the public health of Oklahomans. Competitive Markets for Vision Care Reduce and eliminate protectionist laws designed to reduce competition for products and services. FEDERAL ISSUES Immigration Reform The Chamber supports federal immigration reform to secure the borders and establish reasonable and effective visa policies/procedures to attract essential workers to the United States. MUNICIPAL ISSUES MAPS The Chamber supports timely completion of all MAPS 3 projects and continuing the discussion on MAPS 4.
2019 Education and Workforce Development Priorities STATE ISSUES Early Childhood Education The Chamber steadfastly supports early childhood through higher education and into employment. Accurate data would enhance critical programmatic and funding decisions. Public Charter Schools
childhood education and full funding of pre-K and kindergarten programs. Targeted spending on our youngest children is simply a smart investment. The Chamber supports legislative initiatives to maintain early childhood education programs and initiatives. Long-Term, Strategic Education Funding The Chamber supports development of a long- term, strategic plan that will enable improvement in classroom teaching and academic performance. We encourage development of detailed legislation that will address the teacher shortage by rewarding teacher performance and experience or incentivizes teachers to work in high priority areas. Teacher Preparation, Recruitment and Retention Oklahoma and the nation have a teacher shortage. Oklahoma’s teacher preparation system needs to be improved in order to train, attract and retain high-quality teachers. We support the review/ revision of policies/laws to improve the recruitment and retention of high-quality teachers. This includes support of other alternative pathways, such as Teach for America, that enhance the diversity and skill sets in the teaching profession. Education Funding Transparency Business leaders want education funding to focus on improving quality of instruction in the classroom. We support efforts to increase funding transparency that makes it easier to understand per-pupil spending and ensure that as much funding as possible goes directly to classroom activity. Longitudinal Data System The business community encourages development and implementation of a new pre-K to 20 longitudinal data system that will measure performance and progress. A working system would measure the progress, challenges and success of our education systems from early
The Chamber supports charter schools and education choices. Charter schools are public schools, with public school students and are required to adhere to Oklahoma statutes and performance standards. We support creating high-quality charter schools and enabling successful charter schools to grow. This includes schools designed to meet the needs of targeted underserved populations or provide specific curriculum. We support creating a solution to ensure all public schools are funded equitably, and we support creating a solution to address the facility needs of Oklahoma charter schools. Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) has consistently ranked among the nation’s top public high schools. More than half of OSSM graduates stay in Oklahoma, and 85 percent are choosing STEM careers. The Chamber supports full funding of the OSSM FY 2019 budget request. Specialty Schools We support state funding for schools that serve homeless populations of students who can thrive in schools that target specific needs. We support schools like Positive Tomorrows, a private non- profit school in Oklahoma City exclusively serving homeless students with services that help stabilize their families, bring the students up to grade level and prepare them for success in public school. School and Campus Safety The Chamber continues to oppose efforts that would allow firearms to be present on college and career tech campuses. The Chamber believes firearms should not be part of life on campus. The Chamber opposes efforts to permit the carrying of weapons at early childhood, pre-K-12, college and career tech facilities.
Concurrent Enrollment The Chamber recognizes the excellent learning opportunities offered at our community colleges and career tech facilities. They reduce the amount of time it takes to complete a degree at a post- secondary institution, which reduces costs and speeds entry into the workforce. Students should be allowed and encouraged to begin pursuit of a degree or other certification while still in high school. We support fully funding access for seniors in support of current law and expanding access to concurrent enrollment for high school juniors as
workforce oriented certificates and degrees, and improved math outcomes to meet STEM degree demands. Oklahoma’s Promise Oklahoma’s Promise is one of the most successful college access programs in the nation. We oppose legislation that would diminish the program’s focus on college access. We support efforts to increase the number of college graduates and to maintain the direct allocation of state funds, which ensures full funding of the scholarships earned by Oklahoma students. Career Tech – Business and Industry Training The Oklahoma
funding is available. Higher Education – Reform and Investment The Chamber supports the engagement of an independent third party to conduct a comprehensive study of the higher education
CareerTech system is acknowledged as one of the top systems in the nation. CareerTech is a key ingredient in attracting industry to Oklahoma through its Training for Industry Program (TIP). The Chamber supports funding to assure training needs for new and existing industry. Career Readiness and Certification The Chamber believes Oklahoma needs
system and make recommendations
about the governing structures, operations, functions, and funding. Such a study should be jointly funded by state and private dollars and address the following topics: 1. Prioritizing/ improving the capabilities of our higher education system. 2. Reforming higher education’s overall governing structure to include no more than two (2) sets of Regents, who should pursue/consider: • Consolidation of administrative costs • Increased on-line and alternative learning options • Consolidation/reduction of facilities 3. Creating a strategic, long-term higher education investment and funding plan 4. Encouraging academic innovation, such as joint degree programs, shortened degree programs,
more of our workforce to have the opportunities to earn more post-secondary education, including certifications, degrees and other training targeting skills that are in demand and meet industry needs. • We support key scholarship programs: Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grants (OTEG) and Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grants (OTAG) • We support concurrent enrollment. These will help achieve the Complete College America goals by enabling more students enter college and obtain a college degree. • We support development of more work-based learning opportunities such as internships and apprenticeship programs.
2019 Health Care Priorities STATE ISSUES Health Insurance Coverage for Oklahomans The Chamber supports: • Extending Health Insurance Coverage to More Oklahomans residents through pursuit of all available funds to cover the costs of uncompensated care that is currently shifted to employers and health care providers. • Broadening Insure Oklahoma The Chamber further supports broadening Insure Oklahoma to provide health insurance coverage to more of the state’s uninsured. Research and Development The Chamber supports efforts to foster an environment that is conducive to further research and will oppose efforts to unreasonably restrict the continued development of the state’s bioscience and research programs. Mandates The Chamber opposes new health insurance mandates and liabilities that will undermine an employer’s ability to provide quality health insurance at reasonable cost to employees. The Chamber further opposes new mandates being placed on physicians, hospitals and providers that will increase the cost of providing quality health care in Oklahoma. The Chamber supports extending health insurance coverage to more Oklahoma
Medical Education Funding The Chamber supports maintaining physician training funding for the state’s two largest medical schools in the base budgets of the University Hospitals Authority and Oklahoma State University Medical Authority. Physician Shortage/Rural Access The Chamber supports the following initiatives to address health care disparities: 1) incentivizing the recruitment and retention of primary care physicians, specialty physicians and allied health professionals in rural and underserved areas and 2) expanding residency programs for the state’s medical schools. The Chamber supports efforts to identify new funding streams dedicated to these initiatives. The Chamber also supports the appropriate expansion of technology platforms (such as telemedicine and telehealth) and data platforms to enhance access to health care for underserved Oklahomans. Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) The Chamber supports the constitutional provisions of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) to support the public health of Oklahomans. Appropriations Support of Community Health Centers The Chamber supports adequate state funding for community health centers to provide quality health care to underserved Oklahomans, prevent cost
shifting to other entities and maintain a healthy workforce for Oklahoma employers. Health Care Funding The Chamber supports protecting health care revenue, including revenue in health care revolving funds, from being diverted to fund other areas of government. The Chamber opposes cuts to the Medicaid budget that would increase the burden of uncompensated care and shifts costs to employers and health care providers. Wellness/Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan The Chamber supports the following state initiatives including wellness, disease prevention and care programs that serve to improve the physical, behavioral and mental health of Oklahoma citizens: The Oklahoma State Health Innovation Plan; the five-year Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) supported through the State Department of Health; the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative; the Oklahoma City-County Wellness Now Health Improvement Plan; tobacco prevention programs; studies of the potential health effects of e-cigarettes; public outreach initiatives, efforts to address health disparities and workplace and school-based wellness; health education and healthy eating programs. Medical Marijuana The Chamber supports inclusion of medical marijuana under the Oklahoma Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act to ensure medical marijuana is placed under the same restrictions as tobacco by allowing public venues and businesses to prohibit smoking. Prevention of Disease The Chamber recognizes the detrimental impact of chronic and communicable diseases (including substance use disorder) on the quality of life for Collaborating for BUSINESS
Oklahoma’s residents and the severe economic costs they impose on health care providers and employers. Therefore, the Chamber will support efforts by the state’s elected officials and medical and research communities to develop avenues to successfully prevent and combat congenital, chronic, pandemic and communicable diseases.
FEDERAL ISSUES Single-Payer Health Care
The Chamber supports improving health care quality, access and affordability without imposing new mandates and/or taxes on business. Therefore, the Chamber opposes a single-payer government-run/public option or health care
system with government mandates. Employer-Driven Market Reforms
The Chamber believes that employers drive innovation in health benefits and, therefore, we support market-driven health reforms are the best approach to reducing costs while promoting market stability, efficiency, wellness and quality of care. Medicaid Cuts The Chamber opposes Medicaid cuts that would place increased pressure on reimbursement rates, negatively impact the adequate delivery of critical services to the most vulnerable, exacerbate an already high administrative burden for health care businesses and increase the burden of uncompensated care shifted to employers and health care providers.
The decisions made at the Capitol have far-reaching impacts on all Oklahomans and Oklahoma business owners. The Chamber recognizes that all businesses in the state should have the opportunity to grow and succeed in a positive business climate. By collaborating with various partner organizations on issues, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber can help
promote a business-friendly environment throughout Greater Oklahoma City and the State of Oklahoma. During the 2019 legislative session, the Chamber will partner with the Tulsa Regional Chamber and the State Chamber of Oklahoma on a joint agenda. The agenda can be read at www.okcchamber.com/legislative.
2019 Transportation Priorities STATE ISSUES Major Projects
and specifically, the following Oklahoma City-area projects: 1) The construction of a new turnpike facility to link I-40 and I-44 (Turner Turnpike) in eastern Oklahoma County to ease congestion on I-35; and 2) the construction of a new southwest extension of the existing Kilpatrick Turnpike between I-40 and State Highway 152/Airport Road to ease congestion at the I-40/I-44 (K Interchange). The Chamber supports future turnpike planning consideration to include widening the Turner
The Chamber will advocate for full funding and timely completion of work on major interchanges located at I-44/Broadway Extension and I-240/I-35 (Crossroads), as well as the following major projects: I-40 corridor east of I-35 (Tinker Air Force Base) including expansion of I-40 facility to six lanes; necessary improvements to State Highway 74 (north of Lake Hefner Parkway); and future
development of I-44 corridor to provide for future mobility needs due to commercial expansion. ODOT Eight-Year Plan The Chamber supports providing adequate annual dedicated funding necessary to preserve and implement ODOT’s eight- year construction work plan. Furthermore, the Chamber will strongly oppose any effort to divert dedicated transportation funding to other areas of government. State Bridge Improvement Plan The Chamber supports providing adequate annual dedicated funding to implement the Oklahoma
Turnpike to six lanes from the current construction at mile post 203 extending west to Oklahoma City. Ports of Entry The Chamber supports providing adequate annual dedicated funding and staffing levels for the timely completion and effective use of weigh stations at Oklahoma’s ports of entry to ensure the protection of Oklahoma’s roads and bridges from unnecessary damage caused by overweight freight loads.
State Transit Funding The Chamber supports
protecting state revenues allocated into the State of Oklahoma’s Public Transit Revolving Fund to meet citizen demand for public transit. Heartland Flyer Passenger rail service is a key component of the development of the Oklahoma City intermodal hub and the future development of commuter rail throughout the central Oklahoma region. The Chamber will work with the Oklahoma congressional delegation, the Oklahoma State Legislature, ODOT, the City of Oklahoma City, the Class 1 railroads and the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) to oppose efforts to reduce or eliminate state or federal funding received by Oklahoma to operate the Heartland Flyer Amtrak service to Fort Worth, Texas. Moreover, the Chamber supports ongoing efforts
Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Bridge Improvement Plan to repair or replace all of Oklahoma’s structurally deficient bridges on the state’s highway system by 2020 and further ensure that ODOT is able to maintain a nationally leading bridge improvement program. Sustainable Funding To address the declining transportation revenues associated with fuel tax the Chamber supports the research and development of sustainable funding alternatives in support of transportation infrastructure. State Turnpike Plan The Chamber supports the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s “Driving Forward” Turnpike Program,
by ODOT to negotiate with the State of Texas and Amtrak to ensure Amtrak can be maintained as the passenger rail carrier. The Chamber supports continued dialogue on extending the Heartland Flyer Amtrak service to Newton, Kansas, which would connect Oklahoma City to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and other locations on the Amtrak system. ODOT Long Range Freight Rail Plan and Freight Plan The Chamber supports the implementation of ODOT’s long-range freight rail plan and freight plan. The Chamber supports implementation of transit programs that will best serve central Oklahoma including the Central Oklahoma Transit and Parking Authority (COTPA) 2005 Fixed Guideway Transit Study and its following components: • Association of Central Oklahoma Government’s (ACOG) Regional Transit Dialogue Committees to identify regional transit alternatives/solutions for central Oklahoma. • ACOG’s Commuter Corridors Study recommendations to implement mitigation strategies for future congestion. The Chamber further supports efforts by the Regional Transit Authority (RTA), consisting of six core central Oklahoma cities, to launch future regional transit services. The Chamber will work with ACOG, municipal governments, ODOT and Class 1 railroads to MUNICIPAL ISSUES Mass Transit/Commuter Rail
consideration should be given to potential future expansion of rail service to the Shawnee and Yukon areas. Intermodal Hub The Chamber will work with the City of Oklahoma City (COTPA), the Class 1 railroads, ODOT, the Oklahoma State Legislature and ACOG to ensure the continued viability of the intermodal hub at the Santa Fe station that will effectively integrate various modes of transportation (including OKC Streetcar, Amtrak, bus, future bus rapid transit and future commuter rail) and enhance economic development opportunities. The Chamber supports efforts to work with stakeholders to maximize alignment and development of future locally preferred alternatives for mass transportation. Street Improvements The Chamber supports consideration and pursuit of all available funds for ongoing and future street improvements. OKC Streetcar The Chamber supports efforts to ensure the viability of the Oklahoma City Streetcar system. Bus Service The Chamber supports greater frequency, expanded routes and expanded service hours for bus routes. The Chamber further encourages regional dialogue on providing enhanced bus service. Bus Rapid Transit The Chamber supports implementing bus rapid transit on key routes in Oklahoma City tied to the 2005 Fixed Guideway Transit Study.
conduct early- stage planning for introducing commuter rail
service into downtown
Oklahoma City from Norman, Edmond and Midwest City. Further planning
Parking The Chamber supports continued construction of additional parking, as appropriate on a case-by- case basis, to allow continued economic development downtown. Alternative Transportation The Chamber supports increased construction of sidewalks, trails and bike lanes. In addition, the Chamber supports proper implementation and consideration of bike shares, car shares, scooter shares and future technologies Federal Highway Trust Fund The Chamber will work with the Oklahoma Congressional delegation and ODOT to secure a permanent funding solution for the Federal Highway Trust Fund (including mass transit programs). The Chamber supports adequate funding levels to properly maintain the national transportation system. FAA Air Traffic Control Privatization The Chamber will work with the Oklahoma congressional delegation to oppose any attempt by Congress or the executive branch to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. Federal Capital Improvement Grants The Chamber supports continued funding for SMALL STARTS, NEW STARTS, INFRA and BUILD grants. Freight Rail Regulation The Chamber opposes any effort by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to impose additional regulation on freight rail operators. on a case-by-case basis. FEDERAL ISSUES
HowWe Determine Our Priorities As the voice of the business community, the
on the agenda in any given year begins nearly six months in advance and involves input from hundreds of local businesses and government stakeholders. The following is a visual representation of how the Chamber determines its annual legislative priorities.
Chamber advocates for pro-business legislation at the Capitol during each legislative session. Prior to the session each year, the Chamber creates its legislative agenda. The Chamber works hand-in- hand with its partners to promote a strong future for Oklahoma businesses. The collaborative process of determining which priorities will be
Annual Business Retention & Expansion interviews with 300+ companies
Conversations with local businesses and stakeholders
Education Steering Committee
Government Relations Steering Committee
Chamber Executive Committee
Chamber Board of Directors
Oklahoma State Legislature Pro-Business Scores It is critical for the business community to support candidates and elected officials who will advance pro-business legislation at the Capitol. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s government relations division uses information prepared by the statewide Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) to identify elected officials’ votes on issues important to the business community. Alongside the RIED scores, the Chamber also assigns a score to legislators based on issues important to the Greater Oklahoma City region and state. In 2018, the Chamber tracked votes on key pro- bills the Chamber scored last session were: The Step Up Plan (HB 1033XX, House only); Constitutional Carry (SB 1212); Special Judges (SB 363); repeal of the Hotel/ Motel Tax (HB 1012XX); and extension of the Oklahoma Quality Events Act (SB 1252). Additionally, the Chamber awarded bonus points to legislators for carrying legislation recommended by the governor’s task force on criminal justice reform. See all scoring criteria at www.okcchamber.com/scorecard. The following charts represent the voting records for State House and Senate members based on the issues identified by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and RIED for 2018. RIED scores for previous years can be found at www.riedreport.com. Disclaimer: All data in these charts are obtained from legislative, government and private sector sources. The data, information and estimations herein are not warranted as to accuracy and are presented as is and without warranty either expressed or implied. The purpose of this material is to inform. Further, the material is not intended to be and does not constitute an endorsement of any kind or as an official source. Interested persons should formulate their own opinions relative to the data, information and estimations herein or to any information related thereto. business legislation and assigned a score to legislators based on their support for these measures. The top five
Oklahoma State Senate
RIED OKC Senator
Allen, Mark Bass, Randy Bergstrom, Micheal
Murdock, Casey Newhouse, Joe Paxton, Lonnie
R 27 R 25 R 23
D 32 67% 66%
85% 90% 85% 66% 95% 90%
Pederson, Roland R 19
R 22 85% 80%
R 7 R 6 D 44 R 36 R 33 R 18 D 34 R 21
77% 63% 46% 40% 90% 100% 51% 66% 62% 50% 62% 83% 90% 90% 100% 100%
Pittman, Anastasia D 48 90% 100% Pugh, Adam R 41 74% 83% Quinn, Marty R 2 95% 70% Rader, Dave R 39 85% 90% Rosino, Paul R 45 85% 90% Schulz, Mike R 38 95% 69% Scott, Paul R 43 95% 70% Sharp, Ron R 17 95% 90% Shaw, Wayne R 3 87% 90% Silk, Joseph R 5 46% 43% Simpson, Frank R 14 95% 90% Smalley, Jason R 28 69% 80% Sparks, John D 16 90% 100% Standridge, Rob R 15 56% 66% Stanislawski, Gary R 35 92% 90% Sykes, Anthony R 24 42% 53% Thompson, Roger R 8 95% 90% Treat, Greg R 47 72% 71% Yen, Ervin R 40 100% 93%
Brecheen, Josh Brooks, Michael
Dahm, Nathan Daniels, Julie David, Kim Dossett, JJ Dugger, Tom Fields, Eddie
R 29 92% 70%
R 10 77% 80% D 46 90% 100%
Floyd, Kay Fry, Jack Griffin, A.J. Holt, David
R 20 95% 90%
R 30 D 37
NG 100% 90% 90%
Ikley Freeman, Allison
Jech, Darcy Kidd, Chris
R 26 95% 90%
95% 83% 85% 56% 74% 100% 95% 90%
Leewright, James R 12 Matthews, Kevin D 11 McCortney, Greg R 13
NG = No grade; I = Incomplete; Rather than counting against a legislator’s score, an absent vote will be given 3 points towards the final score; Senator Holt resigned from Senate to become Oklahoma City mayor on April 10, 2018. Therefore, he wasn’t present for several votes, but was scored on the votes he was present. Casey Murdock was sworn in as State Senator on February 26, 2018; his vote total reflects his combined House and Senate votes. Senator Newhouse was deployed for the entirety of the 2018 session. Senator Mike Schulz had a family illness, therefore his score does not reflect how he may have voted.
Oklahoma House of Representatives Representative Party District
RIED OKC Representative
McDaniel, Randy McDugle, Kevin McEachin, Scott McEntire, Marcus Meredith, Matt Moore, Lewis Mulready, Glen Munson, Cyndi Murdock, Casey Murphey, Jason Nichols, Monroe Nollan, Jadine O'Donnell, Terry Ortega, Charles Osborn, Leslie Newton, Carl Osburn, Mike Ownbey, Pat Park, Scooter Pfeiffer, John Proctor, Eric Renegar, Brian Roberts, Dustin Roberts, Sean Rogers, Michael Perryman, David Ritze, Mike Stone, Shane Strohm, Chuck Tadlock, Johnny Taylor, Zack Teague, Tess Thomsen, Todd Vaughan, Steve Virgin, Emily Walke, Collin Wallace, Kevin Watson, Weldon West, Josh West, Kevin West, Rick West, Tammy Williams, Cory Worthen, Rande Wright, Harold Young, George Russ, Todd Sanders, Mike Sears, Earl
R 83 R 12 R 67 R 50 D 4 R 96 R 68 D 85 R 61 R 31 R 58 D 72 R 66 R 23 R 52 R 47 R 81 R 48 R 65 D 56 R 38 D 77 D 17 R 80 R 21 R 36 R 98 R 55 R 59 R 11 D 89 R 69 D 1 R 28 R 101 R 25 R 37 D 44 D 87 R 32 R 79 R 5 R 54 R 3 R 84 D 34 R 64 R 57 D 99
95% 90% 65% 83% 86% 70% 93% 83% 67% 70% 72% 76% 81% 70% 72% 90% 91% 80% 19% 30% 81% 76% 58% 59% 84% 83% 56% 81% 74% 79% 51% 79% 74% 74% 93% 93% 84% 83% 49% 66% 91% 90% 37% 43% 60% 56% 33% 33% 91% 83% 49% 40% 23% 58% 81% 90% 70% 73% 81% 90% 86% 73% 63% 60% 23% 33% 53% 60% 95% 83% 77% 80% 79% 76% 95% 90% 58% 63% 67% 70% 47% 62% 81% 93% 88% 90% 53% 43% 42% 43% 95% 90% 33% 43% 65% 86% 81% 83% 91% 80% I I
Baker, Rhonda Bennett, Forrest Bennett, John Blancett, Meloyde
R 60 D 92 R 2 D 78 R 51 R 70 R 40 R 82 D 15 R 35 R 20 R 27 D 18 R 63 R 74 D 93 R 42 R 10 R 90 R 41 R 14 R 16 R 95 R 76 R 13 D 75 R 8 D 73 D 45 R 49 R 71 R 29 D 6 R 19 D 94 R 43 R 91 R 26 D 24 R 30 R 9 D 7 D 97 R 39 R 53 R 22
77% 90% 63% 63% 35% 46% 72% 76% 89% 90% 84% 86% 86% 83% 63% 53% 84% 83% 84% 83% 56% 60% 86% 93% 91% 90% 53% 50% 51% 46% 77% 70% 65% 73% 51% 60% 88% 83% 86% 71% 63% 90% 49% 50% 74% 90% 81% 100% 81% 76% 42% 66% 91% 90% 79% 76% 33% 40% 77% 70% 77% 86% 33% 50% 74% 86% 91% 90% 79% 59% 77% 80% 81% 70% 81% 90% 79% 83% 95% 90% 63% 70% 77% 76% 86% 80% 81% 90% 72% 70% 91% 90% 53% 79% 91% 80%
Montgomery, John R 62
Boles, Brad Bush, Carol
Caldwell, Chad Calvey, Kevin Cannaday, Ed Casey, Dennis Cleveland, Bobby Cockroft, Josh Condit, Donnie
Coody, Jeff Derby, Dale
Dollens, Mickey Downing, Tim Dunlap, Travis
Dunnington, Jason D 88
Echols, Jon Enns, John
Faught, George Fetgatter, Scott
Ford, Roger Ford, Ross
Fourkiller, William D 86
Rosecrants, Jacob D 46
Goodwin, Regina Griffith, Claudia
R 100 100% 100%
Hardin, Tommy Henke, Katie
Hoskin, Chuck Humphrey, Justin
Jordan, John Paul
Kouplen, Steve Lawson, Mark Lepak, Mark Loring, Ben Lowe, Jason Martinez, Ryan McBride, Mark McCall, Charles
I = Incomplete; Rather than counting against a legislator’s score, an absent vote will be given 3 points towards the final score; Representative Brad Boles won the special election for HD 51 (Biggs’ seat), and was sworn in on March 16, 2018 Therefore, he was not present as a legislator for several votes, but was scored on votes he was present. Casey Murdock was sworn in as State Senator on February 26, 2018; his vote total reflects his combined House and Senate votes. Representative Michael Rogers had a family illness, therefore his score does not reflect how he may have voted
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber PAC A Unified Voice for Oklahoma City’s Businesses One of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s primary goals is to improve Oklahoma’s business climate and foster economic development. The Greater OKC Chamber Political Action Committee was formed to aggressively pursue the election and re-election of candidates who take a stand for Oklahoma
City’s key economic development priorities. Since its founding in 2010, the Greater OKC Chamber PAC has strengthened the Chamber’s ability to advocate on behalf of the Oklahoma City business community by contributing $465,350 to help elect pro-business candidates. The Greater OKC Chamber PAC raised $115,875 during the most recent 2017-2018 election cycle. Given the historically high number of open seats created by term limits and resignations, the Chamber PAC was able to invest the resources necessary to make a record number of contributions to pro-business candidates competing in races in every region of Oklahoma. The Chamber PAC contributed a total of $130,000 to pro- business candidates competing in the 2017 and 2018 elections. During that specific cycle, the Greater OKC Chamber PAC made 100 contributions to candidates in state legislative and local races. Of these 100 contributions, 83 were made to successful candidates, giving the Chamber PAC an overall winning percentage
of 83 percent. This success rate demonstrates the strong influence the Chamber PAC has in electing pro-business candidates across the state who will be more likely to support the Chamber’s public policy agenda. The Greater OKC Chamber PAC’s strongly unified voice has a proven track record in making a substantial impact on the political direction of Oklahoma and exists to allow every business the opportunity to voice its support for pro-business candidates. You can be a part of this effort – make a contribution to help the Chamber ensure a stronger economic climate by helping elect candidates who will support the Chamber’s public policy agenda at the state and local levels.
For more information about the Greater OKC Chamber PAC or to make a contribution, visit www.okcchamber.com/PAC or contact Mark VanLandingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-297-8925.
Oklahoma’s Congressional Delegation
UNITED STATES SENATE
Senator James Lankford (R) (202) 224-5754 1015 N Broadway Ave., Suite 310 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 (405) 231-4941 www.lankford.senate.gov D.C. office: 316 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510
Senator Jim Inhofe (R) (202) 224-4721 (202) 228-0380 (fax) 3817 Northwest Expressway, Suite 780 Oklahoma City, OK 73112 (405) 208-8841 (405) 604-0917 (fax) www.inhofe.senate.gov D.C. office: 205 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-3603 Congressman Kevin Hern (R) District 1 (202) 225-2211 2448 East 81st St., Suite 5150 Tulsa, OK 74137 (918) 935-3222 www.hern.house.gov D.C. office: 216 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Congressman Frank Lucas (R) District 3 (202) 225-5565 10952 NW Expressway, Suite B Yukon, OK 73099 (405) 373-1958 www.lucas.house.gov D.C. office: 2405 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R) District 2 (202) 225-2701
3109 Azalea Park Dr. Muskogee, OK 74401 (918) 687-2533 www.mullin.house.gov D.C. office: 1113 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Congressman Tom Cole (R) District 4 (202) 225-6165 2424 Springer Dr., Suite 201 Norman, OK 73069 (405) 329-6500 www.cole.house.gov D.C. office: 2467 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
Congresswoman Kendra Horn (D) District 5 (202) 225-2132
400 N. Walker, Suite 210 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 www.horn.house.gov D.C. office: 415 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
Oklahoma County Congressional Map
County Line Council Rockwell Mac Arthur Meridian Portland May Pennsylvania High / Kelley Eastern / MLK Bryant Sunnylane Sooner Air Depot Midwest Blvd Douglas Post Westminster Anderson Hiwassee Henny Choctaw Indian Meridian Triple X Peebly Luther Dobbs Harrah Pottawatomie Western Santa Fe
Governor Kevin Stitt 2300 N Lincoln Blvd., Room 212 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-2342 (405) 521-3353 (fax) www.ok.gov/governor Mansion address: 820 NE 23rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7999
Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell 2300 N Lincoln Blvd., Room 211 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-2161 (405) 522-8694 (fax) www.ok.gov/ltgovernor
Oklahoma State Government Elections carried out by State Election Board www.ok.gov/elections (405) 521-2391 Oklahoma’s state government consists of the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The executive offices are elected to four-year terms, except for members of the Corporation Commission, who are elected to staggered six- year terms.
Oklahoma’s bicameral legislature is composed of 48 State Senators and 101 State Representatives. The state is divided into nine Supreme Court judicial districts, with three judges elected every two years during the general elections.
State Agencies (Names of statewide elected officials included) Attorney General The Honorable Mike Hunter 313 NE 21st Street Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-3921 www.oag.ok.gov
Department of Labor The Honorable Leslie Osborn, Commissioner
Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department 900 N Stiles Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104
3017 N Stiles, Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-6100 www.ok.gov/odol
1 (800) 652-6552 otrd.travelok.com
Auditor and Inspector The Honorable Cindy Byrd 2300 N Lincoln Blvd., Room 123 Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Secretary of State, Education and Workforce Development 421 NW 13th, Suite 210/220 Oklahoma City, OK 73103 (405) 521-3912 www.sos.ok.gov State Treasurer The Honorable Randy McDaniel
Department of Public Safety 3600 N Martin Luther King Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111
(405) 521-3495 www.sai.ok.gov
(405) 425-2424 www.ok.gov/dps
Corporation Commission The Honorable Bob Anthony The Honorable Todd Hiett The Honorable Dana Murphy 2101 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-2211 www.occ.state.ok.us Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry 2800 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-3864 www.oda.state.ok.us Department of Commerce 900 N Stiles Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (405) 815-6552 www.okcommerce.gov Department of Education The Honorable Joy Hofmeister 2500 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-3301 www.ok.gov/sde
Department of Transportation 200 NE 21st St. Oklahoma City, OK 73105
2300 N Lincoln Blvd., #217 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 521-3191 www.ok.gov/treasurer Oklahoma Tax Commission Steve Burrage, Chairman M.C. Conners Building 2501 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73194
(405) 522-8000 www.ok.gov/odot
Employment Security Commission Will Rogers Memorial Bldg. 2401 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 557-7100 www.ok.gov/oesc Insurance Department The Honorable Glen Mulready Five Corporate Plaza
(405) 521-3160 www.ok.gov/tax
Water Resources Board 3800 N Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118 (405) 530-8800 www.owrb.ok.gov
3625 NW 56th, Ste. 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 521-2828 www.ok.gov/oid
Oklahoma Development Finance Authority 9220 N Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73131 (405) 848-9761 Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment 204 N Robinson Ave., Suite 1010 Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Workers’ Compensation Court of Existing Claims Denver Davison Building
1915 N Stiles Ave., Suite 127 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 (405) 522-8600 cec.ok.gov
Department of Health 1000 NE 10th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73117 (405) 271-5600 www.ok.gov/health
*names in bold are elected officials
(405) 522-7099 www.ee.ok.gov
Oklahoma State Senate
Capitol website: www.oklegislature.gov State Senate website: www.oksenate.gov Senate switchboard: (405) 524-0126 Fax (405) 521-5507 Send mail to: The Honorable (State Senator’s Name)
Oklahoma State Senate State Capitol Building 2300 N Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Treat, Greg (R-47) President Pro Tempore
Floyd, Kay (D-46) Democratic Leader
Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell President of the Senate
Allen, Mark (R-4) Room: 234; (405) 521-5576 email@example.com
Bergstrom, Micheal (R-1) Room: 428B; (405) 521-5561 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bice, Stephanie (R-22) Room: 424A; (405) 521-5592 email@example.com
Boggs, Larry (R-7) Room: 530; (405) 521-5604 firstname.lastname@example.org
Boren, Mary (D-16) Room: 520B; (405) 521-5553 email@example.com
Brooks, Michael (D-44) Room: 522B; (405) 521-5557 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bullard, David (R-6) Room: TBD; (405) 521-5586 email@example.com
Coleman, Bill (R-10) Room: 526; (405) 521-5581 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dahm, Nathan (R-33) Room: 237; (405) 521-5634 email@example.com
Daniels, Julie (R-29) Room: 531; (405) 521-5590 firstname.lastname@example.org
David, Kim (R-18) Room: 537; (405) 521-5566 email@example.com
Dossett, JJ (D-34) Room: 522B; (405) 521-5572 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dugger, Tom (R-21) Room: 524; (405) 521-5581 email@example.com
Floyd, Kay (D-46) Room: 520A; (405) 521-5584 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hall, Chuck (R-20) Room: 534; (405) 521-5628 email@example.com
Haste, John (R-36) Room: 232; (405) 521-5602 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hicks, Carri (D-40) Room: 412; (405) 521-5543 email@example.com
Howard, Brent (R-38) Room: 422; (405) 521-5612 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ikley-Freeman, Allison (D-37) Room: 521B; (405) 521-5600 Ikley-Freeman@oksenate.gov
Jech, Darcy (R-26) Room: 415; (405) 521-5563 email@example.com
Kidd, Chris (R-31) Room: 411A; (405) 521-5528 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirt, Julia (D-30) Room: TBD; (405) 521-5636 email@example.com
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Matthews, Kevin (D-11) Room: 522A; (405) 521-5598 email@example.com
McCortney, Greg (R-13) Room: 528B; (405) 521-5541 firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery, John (R-32) Room: 523; (405) 521-5567 email@example.com
Murdock, Casey (R-27) Room: 525; (405) 521-5626 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newhouse, Joe (R-25) Room: 527B; (405) 521-5675 email@example.com
Paxton, Lonnie (R-23) Room: 428B; (405) 521-5537 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pederson, Roland (R-19) Room: 529B; (405) 521-5630 email@example.com
Pemberton, Dewayne (R-9) Room: 427; (405) 521-5533 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pugh, Adam (R-41) Room: 528A; (405) 521-5622 email@example.com
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