|Minority Leader of the Oklahoma House of Representatives|
|Assumed office |
November 16, 2022
|Preceded by||Emily Virgin|
|Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives|
from the 85th district
|Assumed office |
September 17, 2015
|Preceded by||David Dank|
|Born||May 24, 1985|
Monterey, California, U.S.
|Education||University of Central Oklahoma (BA)|
University of Nebraska, Lincoln (MS)
Cyndi Munson (born May 24, 1985) is an American politician from Oklahoma. She is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing the 85th district since 2015. She won a special election to replace David Dank with over 54% of the vote.
Early life and education
Munson was born in Monterey, California and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. Munson's father was a member of the military. Munson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Central Oklahoma and Master of Science in leadership education from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. As an undergraduate, Munson participated in a program in non-profit and voluntary services at Georgetown University.
Prior to entering politics, Munson has worked as a non-profit executive. Munson was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2015, the first Asian-American to serve in the Oklahoma Legislature. In 2019, Munson was selected to serve on the Oversight Committee for the Legislative Office for Fiscal Transparency. In 2022, Munson succeeded Emily Virgin as minority leader of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
- ^ Salamat, Poya (Sep 8, 2015). "Democratic nominee Cyndi Munson wins Rep. David Dank's House Seat". KOKH. Retrieved Jan 7, 2021.
- ^ "Asian Avenue magazine - November 2015". Issuu. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
- ^ "Representative Cyndi Munson - Oklahoma House of Representatives". www.okhouse.gov. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
- ^ "New Oklahoma State Representative Sworn into Office". KTUL. Associated Press. 2015-09-16. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
- ^ Felder, Ben (24 December 2022). "Cyndi Munson, the new Democratic House leader, sees a path forward for her party". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 24 December 2022.
- 1985 births
- 21st-century American politicians
- 21st-century American women politicians
- Asian American and Pacific Islander state legislators in Oklahoma
- Democratic Party members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Georgetown University alumni
- Living people
- People from Lawton, Oklahoma
- People from Monterey, California
- University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni
- University of Central Oklahoma alumni
- Women state legislators in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma politician stubs