Jim Wilson (Oklahoma politician)
|Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 3rd district
|Succeeded by||Wayne Shaw|
March 9, 1947 |
Lake Mills, Wisconsin
|Alma mater||Oklahoma State University|
Jim Wilson was an Oklahoma Senator from District 3, which includes Adair, Cherokee and Sequoyah counties, from 2004 to 2012. He earlier was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2000 through 2004. He ran unsuccessfully against Democratic Incumbent US Rep. Dan Boren in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District in the July 27th Democratic primary.
Wilson introduced SB 393 and SB 394 in January 2011; these would make several changes to homeschooling in the state, including making homeschool students subject to truancy laws; these proposed laws are being opposed as an "attack on homeschooling". In response to a bill granting full rights of personhood to fertilized eggs, Wilson introduced an unsuccessful amendment which would have made the fathers of the embryos responsible for the housing, transportation, nourishment and healthcare of the mother during the pregnancy.
|Dan Boren||Democratic Party||66,439||75.55%|
|Jim Wilson||Democratic Party||21,496||24.45%|
|Source: 2010 Primary Election Results|
- Senator Jim Wilson - District 3 official State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart - Jim Wilson (OK) profile
- Follow the Money - Jim Wilson
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