David Brumbaugh

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This article is about the Oklahoma State Representative David Brumbaugh. For the U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, see D. Emmert Brumbaugh.
David Brumbaugh
Representative David Brumbaugh.jpg
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 76th district
Assumed office
Preceded by John A. Wright
Constituency 76th House District
Personal details
Born (1960-12-02) December 2, 1960 (age 53)
Abington, Pennsylvania[disambiguation needed], USA
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Shelley Brumbaugh
Children Abigail, Hannah
Residence Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Alma mater B.A. Belmont Abbey College M.B.A. Pacific Western University
Occupation President, DRB Industries LLC
Religion Christian

David Brumbaugh (born December 2, 1960) is an American businessman and Republican politician from Oklahoma. Brumbaugh is the current Representative in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for District 76, located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Education and professional experience[edit]

Brumbaugh attended Belmont Abbey College, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Theology. He attended Pacific Western University where he earned a Master of Business Administration in Commercial and Industrial Economies. In 2009, Brumbaugh attended the William S. Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University, receiving Executive Education in Energy Policy. In 2005, Brumbaugh founded DRB Industries LLC, a leading company in the electric power industry, where he remains owner and president. A noted speaker and published author, Brumbaugh is listed in Strathmore's Who's Who of Outstanding U.S. Executives.

Military and public service[edit]

Brumbaugh served in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army, in a Rapid Deployment Air Assault Infantry Unit, and was decorated with the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He serves or has served in many local committees and organizations, including the Legislative and Public Affairs Committee; the Transportation, Infrastructure, and Communications Committee; and the Government Relations Division in the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce. As a Tulsa City - County Library Commissioner, Brumbaugh served on the Budget and Finance Committee and the Physical Facilities Committee. He has been a Precinct Chairman of the Tulsa County Republican Party since 2009 and serves on the Executive Committee and is also a delegate to the County and State Convention. Brumbaugh is also a member of the American Legion.


David Brumbaugh ran for office when Republican State Representative John A. Wright was termed out of office in 2010. Brumbaugh faced Tony Curtis Griffith in the Republican Primary in July 2010, defeating Griffith by the largest margin of any 2010 Oklahoma Republican Primary.[1] In the general election of November 2010, Brumbaugh was unopposed.

After the legislative session in 2011, David was named the Freshman Lawmaker of the Year by the Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper. Brumbaugh was also appointed to serve on the Energy Council as a member on behalf of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The Energy Council is a legislation organization of twelve energy-producing states, five Canadian provinces, and one South American nation.

In 2012 David Brumbaugh faced a general election challenge from Glenda Puett. Brumbaugh won re-election with a convincing 68% to 32% for his challenger.


Since his 2010 election, Brumbaugh authored 13 bills (11 House bills and 2 Senate bills) which have been signed into law.[2]

His HB 1989 created the "Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013 ". It prevents certain aspects of student data from being shared by government officials.[3] Brumbaugh sponsored the bill after privacy concerns were raised regarding the data collection attributes of common core standards.[4] The bill received gubernatorial approval on May 29 of 2013.

Brumbaugh has led the effort to modernize and reform the state's centralized fleet management polices. To this end, he won approval for HB 1984 in 2013 and HB 2647 in 2012. The Legislature and Governor approved both bills. Brumbaugh also worked to streamline state government's real property management practices. He won approval for HB 1990 which accompanied House Speaker TW Shannon's real property management legislation.[5]

HB 1489 from the 2011 session, known as the "Taxpayer Transparency Act," makes all state road funding available online to the public. Brumbaugh stated, "With the problem of almost 80% of road funding through some sources going to non-transportation agencies, this will help make everything more transparent, accessible, and understandable. Hopefully this will be a start in the process of getting resources to our crumbling roads and bridges where they need to be." HB 1489 was eventually signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin on May 19, 2011.

Brumbaugh authored HB 1488 to extend incentives for oil and gas production and keep jobs in Oklahoma. It was signed into law on May 20, 2011.

In 2012, Brumbaugh proposed legislation to eventually end Oklahoma's state income tax. “In the past decade, states without a personal income tax outpaced Oklahoma in economic growth and job creation,” said Brumbaugh. “Those states also doubled Oklahoma’s rate of state and local tax revenue growth. Basically, as those states attracted productive individuals, those individuals gave more to state and local governments through sales and property taxes and the like”.[6] The bill, sponsored by 23 members of the House of Representatives, would gradually phase out state income tax by decreasing percentages until 2022 when the percentage would be zero.

Committee memberships[edit]

Brumbaugh serves as the Vice-Chairman for the *Appropriations and Budget Non-Appropriated Government Entities Committee

In the 54th Oklahoma Legislature, David Brumbaugh is a member of the following committees:

Election history[edit]

Nov 6, 2012 General Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 76
Candidates Party Votes %
David Brumbaugh Republican 10,679 67.7%
Glenda Puett Democrat 5,100 32.3%
Source: Oklahoma State Election Board
July 27, 2010 Republican Primary Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 76
Candidates Party Votes %
David Brumbaugh Republican 2,067 79.93%
Tony Curtis Griffith Republican 693 20.07%
Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

Personal life[edit]

David Brumbaugh is married to Shelley Brumbaugh, and they have two daughters, Abigail and Hannah. Brumbaugh is an ordained deacon, former chairman of the deacon board, and Sunday School teacher at Tulsa Bible Church. He has also taught in seminary.