TULSA, OK – Former small business owner and licensed insurance producer, Amanda Teegarden has announced her candidacy for State Senate District 39.
Teegarden is the former executive director of a non-profit organization where she spent her time researching legislation and teaching others across the state and country how to make a positive impact in their local government.
Teegarden is a lifelong Republican and has been active within the Tulsa County Republican Party for many years. She and husband Mark have two children and one grandchild. Senate District 39 will be vacated by state Sen. Brian Crain, Tulsa-39 (R) whom is term limited in 2016.
Teegarden detailed, “Over the last 10 years of effective political involvement I have been asked many times to run for elected office. The timing was never right – until now. More than ever, it is evident that now is the time for people of faith and determination to step up and serve in the Oklahoma Legislature.”
State Senate District 39 encompasses a large part of Midtown, from 11th and Yale to the Creek Turnpike.
Teegarden continued, “I am not running to be a career politician, I am running to be a citizen legislator with a heart for the people of Oklahoma and desire to bring my common sense conservative ideas to the table. For these reasons I have decided to run for Senate District 39 in Tulsa. I would appreciate your prayers and support in this effort.”
Elections for Oklahoma Senate District 39 will be held along with other major elections in June of 2016. You can find more information about the candidates on FortySix News 2016 Elections page.