Josh Brecheen

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Josh Brecheen
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Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 6th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010
Preceded by Jay Paul Gumm
Personal details
Born (1979-06-19) June 19, 1979 (age 35)
Ada, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kacie
Children Micah, Mikayla, Colt
Residence Coalgate, Oklahoma
Alma mater Oklahoma State University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Occupation motivational speaker
Religion Christian

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[edit]

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] He has given presentations to over 600,000 people in many U.S. states. He also served as a field representative for U.S. Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma for almost six years before his election. In this position, he worked directly with constituents, and assessed government programs for fraud, waste, and abuse.

Senate career[edit]

Brecheen was elected to the Senate in 2010. According to his biography on the state legislature webpage ([1]), he will focus on job creation, low taxation, and reduction of government waste while in the Senate.

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, in effect, promote the teaching of religious views of creation in tax-payer funded public schools ([2]). These efforts have, to date, been unsuccessful.

Election results[edit]

2014 Oklahoma State Senate District 6 election[3]
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[3]
Republican Josh Brecheen 11,719 56.77%
Democratic Jay Paul Gumm 8,925 43.23%
Turnout 20,644
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Senate - Oklahoma Legistature". Oklahoma State Legislature. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "OkFFA-Champions-Josh Brecheen". Oklahoma FFA. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "SUMMARY RESULTS: General Election -- November 4, 2014". 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