Mike Schulz

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Mike Schulz
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Majority Floor Leader
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 2, 2010
State Senator from Oklahoma's 12th State Senate district
In office
2006 – Incumbent
Preceded by Bob Kerr
Personal details
Born (1964-03-05) March 5, 1964 (age 50)
Cheyenne, Oklahoma
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Reenie
Residence Altus, Oklahoma
Religion Christian

Mike Schulz (born March 5, 1964) is a Republican United States politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma and is the Majority Floor Leader of the Oklahoma Senate.

A farmer from Southwestern Oklahoma, Schulz was first elected to office in 2006.[1] He will be term limited in 2018.

Early life and career[edit]

Mike Schulz attended Oklahoma State University and received a bachelor's degree in Agriculture.[2] He has worked with several agricultural organizations in Oklahoma, including the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau.

Political career[edit]

Mike Schulz first entered Oklahoma politics in May of 2006, when he won a Senate seat in a special election. He is currently serving as the Majority Floor Leader in the Oklahoma Senate.[3] In his position, he serves as an ex-officio member of all Senate committees.[4] In the Senate, he has voted to repeal the state's income tax, restrict abortions, and prohibit federal health care mandates.[5]

Schulz authored legislation meant to protect Oklahoma agriculture by having the Oklahoma agriculture department regulate livestock as he explained in a 2009 guest column to The Oklahoman.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's who in Oklahoma leadership The Oklahoman February 6, 2011 (accessed March 29, 2013)
  2. ^ "Senator Mike Schulz - District 38". Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ McGuigan, Patrick. "Brian Bingman, Mike Schulz designated Senate leaders". CapitolBeat OK. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Biography Senator Mike Schulz". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mike Schulz - Key Votes". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Schulz, Mike. Seeking to protect important industry The Oklahoman April 3, 2009 (accessed March 29, 2013).