Ben Sherrer

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Ben Sherrer
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 8
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
November 22, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
High schoolInola High School
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University, 1990 and 1991
J.D.Oklahoma City University, 1997
Personal
BirthdayJune 18, 1968
Place of birthAnchorage, Alaska
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ben Sherrer (b. June 18, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. He is the current Minority Floor Leader. He previously served as Minority Whip and Minority Floor Leader

Biography

Sherrer earned his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University in 1990 and 1991, respectively and his J.D. from Oklahoma City University in 1997. His professional experience includes working as an attorney at the Ben Sherrer Law Office.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sherrer served on the following committees:

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar
Energy and Aerospace
Human Services
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sherrer served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sherrer served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Ben Sherrer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Sherrer was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sherrer ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 8. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sherrer won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed. The general election was November 2, 2010. Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.[9][10][11][12]

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sherrer won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Because he ran unopposed, the number of votes was not published.[13] $31,225 was raised for this campaign.[14]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ben Sherrer is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Ben Sherrer raised a total of $241,951 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[15]

Ben Sherrer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 8 Won $34,512
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 8 Won $62,912
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 8 Won $31,225
2006 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 8 Won $44,410
2004 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 8 Won $68,892
Grand Total Raised $241,951

2012

Ben Sherrer won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ben Sherrer raised a total of $34,512.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ben Sherrer's campaign in 2012
Sherrer, Robert & Virginia$5,000
Sherrer, Robert & Virginia$5,000
Chickasaw Nation$2,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$1,750
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$34,512
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ben Sherrer won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ben Sherrer raised a total of $62,912.

2008

Ben Sherrer won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Ben Sherrer raised a total of $31,225.

2006

Ben Sherrer won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Ben Sherrer raised a total of $44,410.

2004

Ben Sherrer won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Ben Sherrer raised a total of $68,892.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 7 to May 27. In 2012, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 6 to May 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

Personal

Sherrer and his wife, Margo, have three children.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Ben Sherrer," accessed May 28, 2014
  2. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Officials 2014," accessed April 15, 2014
  3. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results Statewide Primary Election — June 24, 2014," accessed July 10, 2014
  4. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official General Election Results, Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Races — November 4, 2014," accessed November 5, 2014
  5. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
  6. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Primary Election Results— June 26, 2012," July 6, 2012
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Runoff Primary Election Results— August 28, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Election Board, "General Election Results— November 6, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  9. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma Candidates for State Elective Office 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  10. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Primary Election — July 27, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  11. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Runoff Primary Election — August 24, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  12. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results General Election — November 2, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  13. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Unopposed Candidates Elected- 2008 General Election," accessed May 25, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 26, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Sherrer, Ben," accessed July 19, 2013
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