Senator Frank Simpson - District 14
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Occupation: Part time Pastor, United Methodist Church
Education: Attended Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2010 - present
Hometown: Springer, Oklahoma
Party: Republican
 

Senator Simpson was encouraged to run for the Oklahoma State Senate by friends, family and mentors. He was elected to his first term of office on November 2, 2010. He is proud to serve the citizens of Love, Carter, Murray, and Johnston Counties. Frank and his wife Linda moved to southern Oklahoma in 1995. Although not native Oklahoman’s, Sen. Simpson says he and Linda like to say, “We got here as quick as we could.”

Sen. Simpson is a native of Arkansas and graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1963. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served 26 years active duty retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1988. During his naval career, Sen. Simpson served on nine sea commands; including a six month deployment with the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon. He received the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and numerous other awards and citations.

Sen. Simpson’s civilian career involved positions with Kmart, Dollar General, and Big Lots where he served in facility management and logistics. He managed the construction of major distribution centers for all three retailers.

Sen. Simpson has also served in the ministry since 2000. He has pastored United Methodist churches in Thackerville, and Gene Autry, Oklahoma, and currently pastors the First United Methodist Church in Mannsville.

He is married to the former Linda Patoka. They have four daughters, Teresa, Cynthia, Tonya, and Lyn. They have fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Sen. Simpson is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, and is past president of the Southern Oklahoma Chapter and past president of the State Council of Chapters. He is also a member of the American Legion.

Sen. Simpson serves as Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, serves on the Finance Committee, Energy Committee, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.

 

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Committee Membership

 

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Offices

Capitol Address
District Address
Senator Frank Simpson
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 414
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5607
simpson@oksenate.gov
Executive Assistant: Glenda Colbert
 

 

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District Information: District 14

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Zip codes Represented

  • 73030, 73032, 73086, 73098, 73401, 73425, 73430, 73437, 73438, 73441, 73443, 73444, 73447, 73448, 73450, 73453, 73455, 73456, 73458, 73459, 73460, 73461, 73463, 73481, 73487, 74530, 74820, 74836, 74856, 74865, and 74871

 

Counties Represented:

  • Carter
  • Johnston
  • Love
  • Murray

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