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Chad Caldwell

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Chad Caldwell
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Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 40
Incumbent
In office
November 18, 2014-present
Term ends
November 22, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chad Caldwell is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Caldwell served on the following committees:

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2015
Common Education
Rules
Utilities

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Caldwell's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

  • Excerpt: "I believe the #1 priority for our tax dollars should be to provide for our core services - schools, roads, and public safety."
  • Excerpt: "I believe ours is not a problem of not enough resources, but rather a problem of waste and inefficiency. The role of our government isn’t to be all things to all people and it is past time we stop trying to be."
  • Excerpt: "I believe we must continue to strive for excellence in our schools. We need to hold our schools, our teachers, our parents, and most importantly our children accountable for their education. I believe this is best achieved by promoting local control of our schools and by allowing teachers, administrators, and parents a strong voice in the way in which we educate our children."
  • Excerpt: "I believe in protecting our second amendment rights and will fight any infringement of that right by our federal government and outside interest groups."
  • Excerpt: "I believe that life begins at conception and I’m 100% pro-life."

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. Chad Caldwell defeated Mike Stuber in the Republican primary, while Pierce Jones was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Caldwell defeated Jones in the general election.[2][3][4]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 40 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Caldwell 75.9% 5,179
     Democratic Pierce Jones 24.1% 1,648
Total Votes 6,827
Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 40 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChad Caldwell 59.6% 1,708
Mike Stuber 40.4% 1,157
Total Votes 2,865

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Jackson (R)
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 40
2014–present
Succeeded by
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