Education Caucus Nearly Triples in Oklahoma Legislature
Oklahoma City.-The Oklahoma Education Association was happy to report that the Education Caucus has more than doubled in the Oklahoma Legislature, growing from 9 members to 25 members.
“It’s clear that Oklahomans decided we needed more state lawmakers with classroom experience. In response to outcries across Oklahoma about the state of public education, Education Caucus candidates and volunteers took on the status quo and won. There are now more educators in the state legislature than ever before. No matter how you look at it, public education won” said Doug Folks-OEA Communications Specialist.
Teachers won. Public schools won. Most importantly, our students won.
Education Caucus Stats
SIXTEEN members of the Education Caucus (educators, administrators and support professionals) were elected to the Oklahoma Legislature on Nov. 6. Nine are Republicans. Seven are Democrats.
SIX members of the Education Caucus were elected during the primary/runoff or by acclamation. Four are Republicans. Two are Democrats.
TWENTY-FIVE Oklahoma lawmakers are educators, administrators and support professionals after the Nov. 6 election. Before the election, the Education Caucus had nine members. Sixteen are Republicans. Nine are Democrats.
Education Caucus Candidates Elected Nov. 6
David Bullard, Senate District 6
Mary Boren, Senate District 16
Carri Hicks, Senate District 40
Brenda Stanley, Senate District 42
Lundy Kiger, House District 3
Randy Randleman, House District 15
Sherrie Conley, House District 20
Ronny Johns, House District 25
Trish Ranson, House District 34
Ty Burns, House District 35
Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, House District 46
Toni Hasenbeck, House District 65
John Waldron, House District 77
Melissa Provenzano, House District 79
Kelly Albright, House District 95
Dean Davis, House District 98
Education Caucus Candidates Elected Before November
Sen. JJ Dossett, Senate District 34
Danny Sterling, House District 27
John Thomas Talley, House District 33
Rep. Rhonda Baker, House District 60
Mark Vancuren, House District 74
Rep. Mickey Dollens, House District 93
Education Caucus Lawmakers Not Up for Election in 2018
• Sen. Michael Bergstrom, Senate District 1
• Sen. Dewayne Pemberton, Senate District 9
• Sen. Ron Sharp, Senate District 17