Rob Standridge

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Rob Standridge
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Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
2012
Preceded by Jonathan Nichols
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lisa
Alma mater University of Oklahoma
Occupation pharmacist, businessman

Rob Standridge is an American pharmacy owner and politician who has served in the Oklahoma Senate since his election in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Standridge sold newspapers as a boy, worked as an emergency medical technician in 1985 and operated a landscaping company until his graduation from the University of Oklahoma in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy.[1]

In 1995, he purchased a small pharmacy in Blanchard, Oklahoma and expanded the pharmacy into an interactive online pharmacy.[1] In 2005, it was transformed into a pharmacy that specialized in juveniles and the mentally disabled.[1]

Political career[edit]

Standridge won a runoff in the Republican primary by a wide margin.[1]

He faced Democratic Party opponent Claudia Griffith, a registered nurse, in his 2012 campaign for the Oklahoma Senate District 15 seat.[2] He received 18,789 votes, or more than 60 percent of the vote on November 6, 2012.[3]

Standridge was sworn in November 14, 2012.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hampton, Joy. "Standridge wins runoff," http://www.normantranscript.com/news/local_news/standridge-wins-runoff/article_fc866565-1186-5756-90bb-9c04aaf3d69d.html Norman Transcript, August 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma State Senate District 15 Candidates," http://newsok.com/oklahoma-state-senate-district-15-candidates/article/3725326 November 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Official Results, Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Races, General Election — November 6, 2012," http://www.ok.gov/elections/support/12gen_seb.html Oklahoma State Election Board (accessed April 19, 2013)
  4. ^ Rolland, Megan. "Oklahoma state senators sworn in," http://newsok.com/oklahoma-state-senators-sworn-in-for-new-session/article/3728740 The Oklahoman, November 15, 2012.