Scott Inman

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Scott Inman
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Minority Leader of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 5, 2010
Preceded byDanny Morgan
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 94th district
In office
November 2006 – January 2019
Preceded byKevin Calvey
Succeeded byAndy Fugate
Personal details
Born (1978-10-02) October 2, 1978 (age 40)
Midwest City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma (BA, JD)

Scott Inman (born October 2, 1978) is a former Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives as the Minority Leader and representative of state House District 94 from 2006 to 2019.

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 and a Spanish minor. Inman also attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he received his J.D. 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 represent the city of Del City, Oklahoma at the Oklahoma Legislature. In May 2009, Inman 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] Inman became the youngest person to lead a caucus in the Oklahoma House or Senate, and 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]

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

In 2017, Inman campaigned to become Governor of Oklahoma in the 2018 election. In October 2017 he dropped his bid for governor and announced that he planned to resign from the Oklahoma House of Representatives. In December 2017, Inman announced that he would serve out the remainder of his final term.[7] Inman was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits in 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Inman was married to his high school sweetheart, Dessa, and together they have two daughters.[1] Dessa Baker-Inman filled for divorce in April 2018.[8]

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.
  7. ^ "Oklahoma House Democratic leader says he won't resign seat". KOCO. Associated Press. December 23, 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Oklahoma County marriage, divorce records for April 17, 2018". newsok.com. 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2018-06-09.