Carolyn McLarty, DVM was first elected as the National Committeewoman from Oklahoma in May of 2008. She has served on the RNC Resolutions Committee and is now Chairman of the RNC Resolutions Committee. She has served as the Chairman of the Conservative Steering Committee and as a founding member of the Republican National Conservative Caucus. She has also attended five Republican National Conventions.
Currently, Dr. McLarty is the Vice President of the Woodward County Republican Women and has served this group in many capacities. She is a member of many organizations including the Oklahoma First Ladies, the Oklahoma Eagle Forum, the National Rifle Association, the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women, the Mutual Christian Church, and the Woodward Chamber of Commerce. McLarty is currently serving as Parliamentarian for the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women.
Previously, Dr. McLarty served as the Oklahoma Federation of Republican Women Chaplain and the Co-Coordinator of the National Day of Prayer in Woodward. She was a Speaker of the Oklahoma House Appointee on the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women and was also appointed to the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority. McLarty served as the Alternate District Director and President for the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association’s Northwest District, and was a member of the Admissions Committee for Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Steve Fair was elected as the National Committeeman from Oklahoma and is currently serving his third term as 4th District Chairman and his 10th as chairman of the Stephens County party. Over the years, he has built strong grassroots-driven local party organizations in southwest Oklahoma, developing a how-to manual in the process and creating the state’s second-largest annual Republican gathering, the Stephens County Republican Party Fish Fry. It’s telling that the 4th District hasn’t seen a serious Democratic congressional candidate since 2002. State legislative seats in southwest Oklahoma, once a solidly Democrat-dominated area, have turned from blue to red during Steve’s two decades of leadership.
In addition to those chairmanships, Steve has served on the state party’s executive committee and budget board, an as the Oklahoma Republican Party Treasurer. His day job involves marketing for an Oklahoma-based food manufacturer.
Steve is active in his church as music director. He and his wife Debbie have two grown children (one of whom, Jeremy Fair, was recently installed as pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, a conservative evangelical congregation in Tulsa), and three grandchildren.
Mary Fallin became the first female governor of Oklahoma on January 10, 2011. She currently serves as chair of the National Governors Association. During her first session as governor, Fallin saw many of her legislative priorities signed into law including lawsuit reform, workers’ comp reform, comprehensive education reform and government modernizations. Fallin launched an initiative to increase the number of college graduates in Oklahoma to help the state attract and retain jobs. She also put forward a road and bridge plan to eliminate nearly all of the deficient bridges on the state’s highway system. She served two terms in the Oklahoma House before becoming the first woman to be elected lieutenant governor of Oklahoma in 1994. In 2006, she was elected to the U.S. Congress. Fallin is married to Wade Christensen, Oklahoma’s first “First Gentleman,” and the couple has six children between them.
LANKFORD, James, a Senator and a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., March 4, 1968; B.S., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1990; M.Div., Southwestern Theological Baptist Seminary, Ft. Worth, Tex., 1994; youth camp director, 1996-2009; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-January 3, 2015); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in the November 4, 2014, special election to the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 2017, left vacant by the resignation of Thomas Coburn; took the oath of office on January 3, 2015.
INHOFE, James Mountain, a Senator and a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Des Moines, Iowa, November 17, 1934; attended public schools in Tulsa, Okla.; B.A., University of Tulsa 1973; served in the U.S. Army 1957-1958; president, Quaker Life Insurance Company; member, Oklahoma State house of representatives 1967-1969; State senate 1969-1977; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Oklahoma 1974, and for the U. S. House of Representatives 1976; mayor of Tulsa 1978-1984; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1987, to November 15, 1994, when he resigned, having been elected to the United States Senate in the November 8, 1994, special election to the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1997, left vacant by the resignation of David L. Boren; took the oath of office on November 17, 1994; elected for a full term in 1996; reelected in 2002, 2008, and again 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021; chair, Committee on Environment and Public Works (One Hundred Eighth, One Hundred Ninth, and One Hundred Fourteenth Congresses).
RUSSELL, Steve, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., on May 25, 1963; graduated from Del City High School, Del City, Okla., 1981; B.A., Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Ark., 1985; U.S. Army, 1985-2006; author; small business owner; member of the Oklahoma state senate, 2008-2012; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).
MULLIN, Markwayne, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., July 26, 1977; graduated from Stillwell High School, Stillwell, Okla.; attended Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo., 1996; A.A.S., Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee, Okla., 2010; business owner; plumber; rancher; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).
BRIDENSTINE, Jim, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich., June 15, 1975; graduated from Jenks High School, Tulsa, Okla.; B.A., Rice University, Houston, Texas, 1998; M.B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 2009; United States Navy, 1998-2007; United States Navy Reserve, 2010-present; defense consultant; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).
LUCAS, Frank D., a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Cheyenne, Roger Mills County, Okla., January 6, 1960; B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1982; chairman, Roger Mills County, Okla., Republican party; staff, United States Senator Don Nickles of Oklahoma; member of the Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Glenn English and reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses (May 10, 1994-present); chair, Committee on Agriculture (One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred Thirteenth Congresses).
COLE, Tom, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., on April 28, 1949; graduated from Moore High School, Moore, Okla.; B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 1971; M.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1974; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., 1984; consultant; faculty, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.; faculty, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla.; staff, United States Representative Marvin (Mickey) Edwards of Oklahoma, 1982-1984; chairman, Oklahoma Republican party, 1985-1989; member of the Oklahoma state senate, 1988-1991; Oklahoma secretary of state, 1995-1999; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).