Mike Schulz

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Mike Schulz
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President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Brian Bingman
Majority Floor Leader
In office
November 2, 2010 – January 3, 2017
Succeeded by Greg Treat
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 53)
Cheyenne, Oklahoma
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Reenie
Residence Altus, Oklahoma
Website Senate website

Mike Schulz (born March 5, 1964) is a Republican United States politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma and is the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate. He was previously 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 2006, when he won a Senate seat in a special election. He is currently serving as the President pro tempore in the Oklahoma Senate.[3] He was previously the Majority Floor Leader in the Oklahoma Senate.[4] In his position, he serves as an ex-officio member of all Senate committees.[5] In the Senate, he has voted to repeal the state's income tax, restrict abortions, and prohibit federal health care mandates.[6]

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.[7]

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. ^ Green, Rick. "Schulz is selected as Oklahoma state Senate president pro tem designee". The Oklahoman April 28, 2016 (accessed January 31, 2017). 
  4. ^ McGuigan, Patrick. "Brian Bingman, Mike Schulz designated Senate leaders". CapitolBeat OK. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Biography Senator Mike Schulz". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mike Schulz - Key Votes". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Schulz, Mike. Seeking to protect important industry The Oklahoman April 3, 2009 (accessed March 29, 2013).