|Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 34th district
|Preceded by||Grover Campbell|
|Succeeded by||Richard Brinkley|
|Constituency||34th Senate District|
|Children||Chris and Bryan|
|Website||Senator Brogdon's Official Website|
Randy Brogdon is an American businessman and Republican Party politician in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. He ran for governor on a platform of tax cuts and reducing the role of government. Brogdon, a former state senator from Owasso, was first elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2002. He was a Republican candidate for the 2010 Oklahoma gubernatorial election.
Senator Randy Brogdon was elected to his first term in the Oklahoma Senate in 2002. His district includes large portions of the Tulsa suburban area, including Owasso, Collinsville, Catoosa, Sperry and the fast growing areas of northeast Tulsa County and Rogers County.
He started his political career by serving on the Owasso City Council and was later elected as Mayor. In a three-way primary he defeated the incumbent mayor and a third candidate by an absolute majority, thus avoiding a runoff.
In 2003 the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee (OCPAC) named him "Legislative Newcomer of the Year." In his first year, he had a "perfect voting" record in not missing a single vote for the entire session. In all of his six years of service, OCPAC selected him as "Senate Legislator of the Year." for having the highest conservative voting record in the Senate. In 2005 Senator Brogdon was the first senator in 20 years to receive a 100% on the Conservative Vote Index. For the 2005-2006 legislative session, he was elected to a leadership position by his caucus to serve as Senate Republican Whip and in 2007-2008 he served as the Assistant Republican Floor Leader. In 2007, he was the recipient of the Phyllis Schlafly Oklahoma Eagle Award for his consistent support of Constitutional Conservative legislation. In 2008, he was appointed as chairman of Appropriation of Transportation and General Government sub-committee.
On April 18, 2009, Senator Brogdon announced his candidacy for Oklahoma Governor in the 2010 election. He was defeated in his bid for the Republican nomination by Congresswoman Mary Fallin. Fallin won 136,460 votes, defeating Brogdon, who won 98,159 votes.
In 2011 Brogdon joined the Oklahoma Department of Insurance after being appointed by Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak as Deputy Commissioner of Fraud and Investigations Unit. This appointment caused some initial controversy after his appointment was challenged as unconstitutional; however, the Oklahoma Attorney General in years past has issued opinions that defend appointments similar to Brogdon's.
- Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation - Chair
- Business and Labor
- Energy and Environment - Vice Chair
|Randy Brogdon||Republican Party||11,185||51.48%|
|Mary Jane Tinkler||Democratic Party||10,541||48.52%|
|Randy Brogdon||Republican Party||11,846||60.64%|
|James S. Ward||Democratic Party||7,688||39.36%|
- Election Results 2002, Oklahoma State Election Board (accessed February 5, 2010).
- Senator Brogdon's Official Website
- District 34
- Randy Brogdon's Campaign Website
- Draft Brogdon for Governor site
- Oklahoma State Election Board, 2002
- Oklahoma State Election Board, 2006
- "Senator Randy Brogdon - District 34". Oklahoma State Senate.
- "Senator Randy Brogdon". Official Campaign Website.