Josh Brecheen

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Josh Brecheen
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Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 6th district
Assumed office
2010
Preceded byJay Paul Gumm
Personal details
Born (1979-06-19) June 19, 1979 (age 45)
Ada, Oklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kacie
ChildrenMicah, Mikayla, Colt
ResidenceCoalgate, Oklahoma
Alma materOklahoma State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Occupationmotivational speaker

Josh Brecheen is an American politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. He currently serves in the Oklahoma Senate, representing the 6th district, which includes parts of Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Johnston, Marshall counties.

Personal life

Brecheen attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, until he was elected as the state National FFA Organization president [1] in April 1997.[2] After retiring from the FFA, he graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2002 with a dual degree in animal science and agricultural communications.

He owns a motivational speaking business, called Brecheen Keynotes and Seminars.[1]

Senate career

Brecheen was elected to the Senate in 2010.

He serves on the Education, Judiciary, Retirement and Insurance, and the Rules committee in the Senate,[1] as well as the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.

Brecheen has repeatedly introduced legislation into the state house that would promote the teaching of religious views of creation in tax-payer funded public schools.[3] These efforts have, to date, been unsuccessful. During the teacher walkouts of April 2018, Breechen introduced an amendment to tax zero-emission industries in order to fund education, rather than taxing oil and gas companies that are well-represented in Oklahoma.

Election results

2014 Oklahoma State Senate District 6 election[4]
Republican Josh Brecheen 9,505 53.6%
Democratic Joe B. Hill 7,888 44.5%
Independent Vicki J. Gaylor 339 1.9%
Turnout 17,732
Party Candidate Votes % ±
2010 Oklahoma State Senate District 6 election[5]
Republican Josh Brecheen 11,719 56.77%
Democratic Jay Paul Gumm 8,925 43.23%
Turnout 20,644
Party Candidate Votes % ±

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Senate - Oklahoma Legislature". Oklahoma State Legislature. Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  2. "OkFFA-Champions-Josh Brecheen". Oklahoma FFA. Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  3. "Antiscience bill in Oklahoma - NCSE". ncse.com. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  4. "Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Races General Election — November 4, 2014". Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  5. "SUMMARY RESULTS: General Election -- November 2, 2010". Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jay Paul Gumm
Member of the Oklahoma Senate from the 6th District
2010 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent