Steve Day, who currently serves as Woodward Fire Chief, recently announced that he is a Republican candidate in House District 58.
“I’ve spent my whole life in Woodward. I’ve raised my family here and have always sought to serve our community,” Day said. “Now, I hope to serve the people of all of House District 58 as our next State Representative. There’s an old saying: ‘It’s not always easy to do the right thing, but it is always right.’ If elected, my promise to you is that I will always try to do the right thing.”
House District 58 will be an open seat this year because the incumbent, House Speaker Jeff Hickman, is leaving due to term limits. The district covers the northeast half of Woodward County, along with all of Woods, Major and Alfalfa counties.
Born and raised in Woodward, Day graduated from Woodward High School in 1976. A second-generation firefighter, Day began his firefighting career in 1978. As Fire Chief, Day manages 24 full-time and 20 part-time employees and is responsible for the overall operation and budgeting of the Woodward Fire Department.
Day and his wife, Twila, have been married for 34 years and have three adult children and three young grandchildren. The couple have been active members of Faith United Methodist Church for the past 30 years.
The Days have been active in the community throughout their lives, doing everything from coaching softball and basketball teams to serving as Daisy leaders, Girl Scout Cookie Chairman, blood donor, and school volunteers. Day also served 20 years on the board of directors for Kid’s Inc.
He has been a member of the Oklahoma State Firefighters Association’s Safety and Health Committee for the past 20 years, and currently serves on the Fire Services Committee, which supports volunteer and combination fire departments in Oklahoma. He is a Region I Council Member for the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security EMT, and a Woodward County Wildland Fire Task Force Leader. Day has been a Fire Service Instructor for the past 30 years.
In 2012, Day received the Fire Fighter of the Year Award for outstanding service to the Woodward area and surrounding communities by the Woodward Moose Lodge.
In addition, Day is a small businessman. From 1996 to 2005, he owned and operated a vending company.
“As a committed Christian with deeply rooted conservative values, I will work to protect our liberties and family values, ensure public safety, improve education, properly finance roads and bridges, and support policies that produce job opportunities for the people of Northwest Oklahoma,” Day said. “In the weeks and months leading up to the June 28 Republican primary, I will be campaigning throughout the district to meet with as many Republican voters as possible and personally ask for their vote,” he added.
Elections for Oklahoma House District 58 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.