Officials

State Representation

Representative Judd Strom

District 10

Biography
Offices:
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Room  439
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 557-7358

imageRepresentative Derrel Fincher

District 11

Biography
A graduate of Bartlesville Sooner High School and Oklahoma State University, Derrel has proven career expertise in industry, education, technology, and public service.

Like many in District 11, Derrel has U.S. and international experience. With Schlumberger, an oilfield service company, Derrel worked in the oilfields of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Wyoming as a field engineer, and as a manufacturing engineer and engineering project manager in Texas. He also served as an engineering manager at Schlumberger’s Japan research and engineering facility charged with producing first-in-the-world downhole tools. During this time, he earned a master’s degree in engineering from Utah State University.

Changing career directions, Derrel earned teacher certification and taught in three schools, beginning as a middle school mathematics teacher and then becoming a director of technology. Because he wanted to become a better teacher, he obtained a master’s degree in educational technology from Pepperdine University while teaching. In order to better serve more students and schools, he returned to Pepperdine and earned a doctorate in education.

Derrel has presented at conferences in Oklahoma, nationally, and internationally on research and practice in education. He was also the South America coordinator for the U.S. Department of State project for planning school continuity in the event an American overseas school had to temporarily close due to political events or natural disasters.

Derrel currently holds industry certification in education technology leadership and has Oklahoma teaching certifications in elementary education and advanced mathematics.

Most recently, Derrel worked in several Oklahoma state agencies to help schools across the state improve classroom technology and their connection to the digital world. He also worked with health care providers to improve their ability to remotely deliver critical services to their patients.

Supporting that work were his leadership roles in the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance, the interagency Oklahoma Connect and Learn Initiative, and his connections to other state agencies. Another asset was his collaboration with national organizations of educators and policy makers from all states, including work with the national State Educational Technology Directors Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the National Governors Association. He has also worked with federal agencies to advocate on behalf of Oklahoma schools and libraries.

Derrel's wife of 40 years, Bridgette, is a thirty-one-year veteran of K-12 classroom teaching. She left the classroom to earn a doctorate from the University of Arkansas and is now an elementary science and mathematics university professor preparing future teachers. Derrel and Bridgette are proud parents and proud grandparents of their fifth-generation Bartian grandchildren, and they are active members of the First Presbyterian Church of Bartlesville.

Offices:
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Room  250
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 557-7402

imageSenator Julie Daniels

District 29

Biography
Senator Julie Daniels was elected to the State Senate in 2016. She is honored to represent the people of District 29, which includes Washington, Nowata and northern Rogers Counties.
Prior to her election Julie spent three decades in volunteer leadership in her adopted hometown of Bartlesville. She currently serves on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville, Arvest Bank Bartlesville, Bluestem Medical Foundation, and the Oklahoma Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
Daniels is a former Mayor of Bartlesville and served eight years on the City Council. During her council tenure she focused on local government reform, long-term water supply, downtown redevelopment, park and recreation improvements and historic preservation projects.
Senator Daniels served on the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission and the Oklahoma Centennial Commemoration Commission. She participated in the public phase of the preparation of the 2012 State Water Plan. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Bartlesville.
Julie was born and raised in Oklahoma City. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa College of Law. She and husband Charlie have been married forty years. They have two sons and a lovely daughter in law. The Daniels are members of Bartlesville First United Methodist Church.
Offices:
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 531
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5634
daniels@oksenate.gov

imageGovernor Mary Fallin

Governor of Oklahoma

Biography
In 2010, Mary Copeland Fallin was elected the first woman governor of Oklahoma.
She was reelected in 2014 to her second term by a 15-point margin, carrying 71 out of 77 Oklahoma counties.
Since Fallin took office in 2011, Oklahoma has consistently ranked among the top states for job creation in the nation.
Prior to serving as governor, Fallin represented the people of Oklahoma in a number of state and federal positions. She served two terms as a state representative before becoming Oklahoma’s first Republican and first woman lieutenant governor in 1995. After serving as lieutenant governor for 12 years, Fallin served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011.
Governor Fallin has signed bills to modernize and streamline government operations, responsibly cut the income tax, increase compensation for public employees, and address the state’s fiscally unstable pension system. The governor has also signed into law historic lawsuit reform and a complete overhaul of the state’s workers' compensation system.
At the governor’s direction, the state has increased funding for K-12 education by over $154 million, putting more money into the classroom and helping to boost student performance.
As the former chairman of the National Governors Association, Governor Fallin lead a nation-wide initiative --"America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs" -- seeking to  better align education with twenty-first century workforce needs.
The governor is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. She is married to Wade Christensen, Oklahoma’s first “First Gentleman.” The couple has six children between them.
Offices:
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 212
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-2342

Federal Representation

imageSenator James Lankford

District 5

Biography
After serving four years in the U.S. House of Representatives, James was elected to the U.S. Senate to complete an unexpired term on November 4, 2014 and re-elected to a full six-year senate term on November 8, 2016.
As chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, Lankford fights unnecessary and burdensome regulation and advocates for a more restrained federal government.
Personal faith, local decision-making, and opportunity for every person, regardless of their background, are core values for Senator Lankford. Before his time in Congress, from 1995 to 2009, James served as Director of Student Ministry at the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma and Director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp, the largest youth camp in the United States, with more than 51,000 individuals attending each summer.
James lives in Edmond with his wife Cindy. They have been married for 25 years and have two daughters: Hannah and Jordan. He enjoys spending time with his family, sport shooting, and reading.
Offices:
1015 North Broadway Avenue
Suite 310
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 231-4941
224 South Boulder
Suite 210
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 581-7651
316 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-5754

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Senator Jim Inhofe

District 1

Biography
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imageRepresentative Jim Bridenstine

District 1

Biography
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