|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 7|
|November 18, 2014-present|
|November 22, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Loring served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Public Safety|
|• Tourism and International Relations|
Bednar's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
The Most Unfair Tax of All
- Excerpt: "Well, here we are seven (7) other turnpikes and sixty-seven years later and we are still paying this unfair tax. I talked with one Ottawa County businessman that says he pays between $5,000 and $7,000 in turnpike fees every month just to move his product to customers. That translates to as much as $84,000 that a potential competitor on I-40 or I-35 wouldn’t have to pay each year. More importantly, there is no easy solution to this problem as the O. T. A. has outstanding bonds until 2031 and it cannot legally be dissolved until the bonds are paid in full."
Here are my problems with the turnpike tax:
- Excerpt: "The tax is fundamentally unfair. It is expected that the state provide us with adequate roads. So we have I-40 and I-35. All Oklahomans pay taxes for those roads. But I-44? There are no general state taxes that pay for it. It is primarily those of us that live, work and have businesses along it who have to pay this extra tax for it to exist."
Elections for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Ben Loring defeated Donnie Howe in the Democratic primary. Loring was unchallenged in the general election.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014|
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- Profile from the Oklahoma House of Representatives
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- Ben Loring on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Loring for State Rep., "Issues," accessed May 28, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Officials 2014," accessed April 15, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results Statewide Primary Election — June 24, 2014," accessed July 10, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official General Election Results, Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Races — November 4, 2014," accessed November 5, 2014
Larry Glenn (D)
|Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 7
November 18, 2014-present
| Succeeded by|
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