Curtis McDaniel

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Curtis McDaniel
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 1
Former member
In office
2012 - 2014
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University
Master'sOklahoma State University
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Curtis McDaniel (b. January 17, 1952) is a former Democratic member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 1 from 2012 to 2014. He previously served as Minority Caucus Secretary.

He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on February 14, 2012, to replace Rusty Farley (R), who passed away on July 4, 2011. McDaniel was sworn in on February 22, 2012.[1][2]

He was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 5 of the Oklahoma State Senate.

Biography

McDaniel earned his bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University in 1975 and his M.Ed. in Administration from Oklahoma State University in 1998.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Wildlife
Common Education
Tourism and International Relations

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

McDaniel's campaign Facebook page highlighted the following issues:[4]

Economy

  • Excerpt: "I will fight for Southeastern Oklahoma to receive our fair share of the resources our state has to offer to improve our chances of getting new businesses in our area. To grow an economy you need natural resources (ex: water), an infrastructure, a good education system as well as a work force."

Water

  • Excerpt: "We must protect our natural resources, especially our water. We should never sell our water to anyone but keep it here to be used by us and the companies who locate here."

Education

  • Excerpt: "We must continue to improve our education which is the largest single employer in most every community in rural Oklahoma. We must demand that the control of our public education be returned to the local level and all unfunded mandates be eliminated."

Natural Gas

  • Excerpt: "Convert it and use it."

Senior Citizens

  • Excerpt: "We must fight for the right for our Seniors to be provided for and taken care of. They are a deserving generation like any other."

Infrastructure

  • Excerpt: "We must continue to extend our four lane highways, east and west, as well as north and south. We must also improve our communications and housing."

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate 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. Joe M. Silk defeated Brent Shain in the Republican primary, while Curtis McDaniel was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Silk defeated McDaniel in the general election.[5][6][7]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 5 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Silk 54.3% 8,505
     Democratic Curtis McDaniel 45.7% 7,159
Total Votes 15,664

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

McDaniel ran for re-election to Oklahoma House District 1. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9][10][11]

Special

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

McDaniel defeated Joe M. Silk (R), Bethany Farley (I), and James Skipper (I) in the special election on February 14, 2012. McDaniel garnered 61.8% of the vote. Both major party candidates won contested primaries on November 8, 2011.[12][13][14]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 1, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCurtis McDaniel 61.8% 2,190
     Republican Joe M. Silk 28.1% 995
     Independent Bethany Farley 7.6% 271
     Independent James Skipper 2.5% 89
Total Votes 3,545

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Curtis McDaniel is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Curtis McDaniel raised a total of $63,017 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 19, 2013.[15]

Curtis McDaniel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 1 Won $63,017
Grand Total Raised $63,017

2012

General election

Curtis McDaniel won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Curtis McDaniel raised a total of $24,236.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Curtis McDaniel's campaign in 2012
McDaniel, Curtis L$9,286
Electrical Workers$2,500
Chickasaw Nation$2,000
Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing$2,000
Oklahoma State AFL-CIO$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$24,236
Source:Follow the Money

Special election

Curtis McDaniel won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Curtis McDaniel raised a total of $38,781.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Curtis McDaniel's campaign in 2012
Mcdaniel, Curtis L$11,531
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Chickasaw Nation$2,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$2,000
Oklahoma Public Employees Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$38,781
Source:Follow the Money

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.

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References

  1. www.ocolly.com, "Oklahomans mourn death of state legislator," July 5, 2011
  2. Bartlesville Examiner Express, "New Democratic lawmakers sworn into office," February 23, 2012
  3. Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Curtis McDaniel," accessed May 23, 2014
  4. Facebook.com, "About: Curtis McDaniel for State Senate 2014," accessed September 19, 2014
  5. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Officials 2014," accessed April 15, 2014
  6. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results Statewide Primary Election — June 24, 2014," accessed July 10, 2014
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official General Election Results, Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Races — November 4, 2014," accessed November 5, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
  9. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Primary Election Results— June 26, 2012," July 6, 2012
  10. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Runoff Primary Election Results— August 28, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  11. Oklahoma State Election Board, "General Election Results— November 6, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  12. Journal Record, "Special election to choose successor to Farley set for Feb. 14 of next year," July 26th, 2011
  13. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Special Primary Election for State Representative, District 1," November 8, 2011
  14. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Special Election Results for February 14, 2012," accessed May 27, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "McDaniel, Curtis," accessed July 19, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Rusty Farley (D)
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 1
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Johnny Tadlock (D)