David Dank

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David M. Dank
Oklahoma State Representative
Assumed office
Preceded by Odilia Dank
Constituency 85th House District
Personal details
Born (1938-07-14) July 14, 1938 (age 76)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Odilia Dank (married c. 1977-2013, her death)
Children One daughter, Trina

Two grandchildren

Residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Alma mater Bishop McGuinness High School

University of Oklahoma

Occupation Political consultant
Insurance agent
Religion Roman Catholic
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David M. Dank (born July 14, 1938) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from the Nichols Hills section of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a position that he has held since 2007, when he succeeded his term-limited wife, Odilia Dank, the first woman to serve as chairman of the House Education Committee, who died in August 2013.[1]

Early life[edit]

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dank graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman.

Private career[edit]

Dank is the president of Dank Consulting in Oklahoma City.[2]

Formerly, Dank was the publisher of the Moore Monitor and the Oklahoma Conservative Review newspapers. He is a former political analyst and commentator for KTOK radio, the Oklahoma News Network, and the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority. As a former executive vice president of the Oklahoma Retail Merchants Association, Dank worked for passage of his state's consumer credit code and the law requiring photo identity on drivers’ licenses. Dank is a member of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the National Rifle Association, and the executive committees of the Republican parties of the state of Oklahoma as well as Oklahoma County. He is a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. He has one daughter, Trina, son-in-law, Gale, and two grandchildren, Hannah and Daniel.[2]

Political career[edit]

Dank is the chairman of two House committees: (1) House Tax Credit and Economic Incentive Oversight and (2) Long-term Care and Senior Services. He is the chairman as well of the House and Senate Conference Committee on Long-term Care and Senior Services.[2]


  1. ^ Former Oklahoma state representative Rep. Odelia Dank dies at 74
  2. ^ a b c "Representative Dank, David, District 85". okhouse.gov. Retrieved August 21, 2013.