Steve Russell (R)

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 2:18 pm
By: News 9

Education: B.A. Public Speaking, Ouachita Baptist University; M.A. History, CGSC, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Hometown: Del City, OK

What is your reason for running? "Restore constitutional government to the people, protect life and individual liberty embodied in the Bill of Rights, and balance the Federal budget."

Why should Oklahomans vote for you? "I am experienced and seasoned leader who has defended the Constitution since the age of 18, nearly giving my life for it several times and have led large organizations making crucial and instant decisions where the stakes were not someone's comfort or convenience but was their lives. I know how to lead and how to solve tough problems." Learn more at, and

What is your political experience?
Elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2008

Served as Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, authoring landmark legislation to protect life and veterans, advanced the 2nd Amendment, and created adoption reform.

Major Laws Passed: Soldier Relief Act – exempted all serving military from state tax, Soldier Credentialing Act – allowed for immediate skill testing for returning veterans

Adoption Reform – tightened loopholes that curbed human trafficking and expanded adoption

2nd Amendment Reform – Reduced CCL wait times, stopped veteran discrimination on CCL applications, allowed Career Tech parking CCL, expanded carry laws