Scott Inman

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Scott Inman
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Minority Leader of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 5, 2010
Preceded by Danny Morgan
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from the 97th district.
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2, 2007
Preceded by Kevin Calvey
Personal details
Born (1978-10-02) October 2, 1978 (age 36)
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Occupation Politician, Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

Scott Inman (born October 2, 1978) is a Democratic politician from U.S. state of Oklahoma. He serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives as the Minority Leader and representative of state House District 94. He was first elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in November 2006 and is currently serving his third term.

Early life and career[edit]

Inman was born and raised in Del City, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he graduated in 2001 Summa Cum Laude with a degree in political science with a Spanish minor. Inman also attended the University of Oklahoma School of Law where he received his juris doctor in 2004.[1] Upon graduating from law school, he practiced law with a firm in downtown Oklahoma City specializing in insurance defense.

Political career[edit]

When state House District 94 became vacant in the spring of 2006, Inman put his law practice on hold and ran for office. Upon his election in the fall of 2006, Inman became the first graduate of Del City High School to ever serve the city of Del City at the Oklahoma Legislature in its history. And in May 2009, Scott was elected to serve as Leader of the House Democratic Caucus,[2] and re-elected by his colleagues to another two years in May 2011.[3] With these leadership appointments, Scott Inman broke a long-held record by becoming the youngest person to ever lead a caucus in the House or Senate. He is the first state representative from Oklahoma County to lead the traditionally rural Democratic caucus in more than 40 years.

At the start of the 2012 legislative session, Inman announced the legislative agenda of the House Democratic caucus, prioritizing the areas of job creation, public education, transportation and natural resource policies.[4]

Inman and House Speaker Kris Steele introduced a 2012 proposal to reject a pay raise for statewide officials and judges.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Inman is married to his high school sweetheart, Dessa, and together they have two daughters.[1]

Organizations[edit]

  • Del City Rotary, President
  • Del City Chamber of Commerce
  • DelQuest Future Leaders of America Program
  • Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club
  • National Parkinson Foundation, Oklahoma Chapter
  • Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Program
  • George Nigh Leadership & Public Service Scholar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Representative Scott Inman, Project Vote Smart. Accessed August 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Democrats name Inman leader designate". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  3. ^ Oklahoma House Democrats re-elect Inman as leader, Tulsa World Published May 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Associated Press. Oklahoma House Democrats eye 2012 legislative agenda, Tulsa World. Published February 2, 2012.
  5. ^ McNutt, Michael. Pay-raise rejection proposal gains approval from Oklahoma House, Tulsa World. Published February 16, 2012.
  6. ^ Associated Press. House panel OKs bill to quash Oklahoma pay hikes, Tulsa World. February 15, 2012.