George Faught

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George Faught
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Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 14
Incumbent
In office
November 18, 2014-present
Term ends
November 22, 2016
Years in position 0
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
Prior offices
Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 14
2006 - 2012
Personal
BirthdayJuly 14, 1962
Place of birthBrownfield, Texas
ProfessionOwner/Operator, Clean Pro
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

George Faught (b. July 14, 1962) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 14 from 2006 to 2012. He served as an Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

Faught ran against and was defeated by Markwayne Mullin in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the votes to win the nomination in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[1][2]

Biography

Faught graduated from Bryan Institute in 1982. After receiving his Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration certification, he became owner and operator of a cleaning business.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Faught served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Faught's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]

Strong Economy

  • Excerpt: "To promote a strong economy we must help foster an environment that allows businesses to grow and create jobs. We can do that by having lower taxes, providing real workers compensation reform and rewarding job creators with less government interference. Oklahoma must capitalize on the abundant natural resources our state is blessed with, which will help our Nation become more energy independent."

Quality Education

  • Excerpt: "Quality education begins with local control, not federal government control. We must be creative in the way we approach education in Oklahoma. Our educational dollars need to pass down to the classroom and teachers, rather than fund higher administrative costs. Every child deserves the chance to learn and parents need to be empowered to make the right educational choices that are best for their own children."

Building Stronger Families

  • Excerpt: "Building stronger families builds a stronger Oklahoma. Protecting the life of the unborn is the first step to promoting healthy families. We must respect LIFE at all stages and know that God is the giver of life. Passing down this principle leads to a life that is productive and benefits all communities. I believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman and that strong, loving families are the cornerstone of society."

Leadership with Integrity

  • Excerpt: "Leadership requires actions, more than words. I have invested my life in this community, married, started a successful business and raised my family here. I know the struggles people face because I am just like you. We all want a better future for our family, community and State and I pledge to you to serve to the best of my ability."

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. Jack A. Reavis was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while George Faught was unopposed in the Republican primary. Faught defeated Reavis in the general election.[4][5][6]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 14 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Faught 56.8% 4,471
     Democratic Jack Reavis 43.2% 3,399
Total Votes 7,870

2012

See also: Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

In mid-July 2011, Faught announced he would run in 2012 for a seat representing Oklahoma in the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat was held by Democrat Dan Boren, who did not be seek a fifth term in office.[7] Faught faced Markwayne Mullin, Wayne Pettigrew, Dustin Rowe, Dwayne Thompson, and Dakota Wood in the primary on June 26, 2012. He was defeated by Markwayne Mullin in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the votes to win the nomination in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[1][8]
[9]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 2 Runoff Election Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarkwayne Mullin 56.8% 12,059
George Faught 43.2% 9,167
Total Votes 21,226

Endorsements

  • Gov. Mike Huckabee[10]
  • Concerned Women for America
  • Family Research Council
  • Former OK GOP chairman Gary Jones

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Faught won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed. The general election was November 2, 2010.[11][12][13][14] Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Faught won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[15] $136,105 was raised for this campaign.[16]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png GEORGE FAUGHT (R) 7,449
EUGENE BLANKENSHIP (D) 5,962

Polls

2012 election

A Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates poll commissioned by the Mullin campaign shows Mullin leading the GOP field.[17]

Oklahoma's Congressional District 2, 2012
Poll Markwayne Mullin (R) George Faught (R)Wayne Pettigrew (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
[1]
(June 4-5, 2012)
30%15%4%34%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign donors

2012

As of March 31, 2012, Faught raised $294,898 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $141,911, leaving him with $152,987 cash on hand. Of that, 93 percent came from individual contributions, five percent came from PAC contributions, and two percent came from candidate self-financing.[18]

2010

In 2010, a year in which Faught was up for re-election, he collected $66,875 in donations.[19]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Oklahoma House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to George Faught's campaign in 2010
Oklahoma Society Of Anesthesiologists$3,000
Smith, Luther$2,550
Young, Ryker$2,500
Oklahoma Public Employees Association$2,000
Koch Industries$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $66,875

2008

In 2008, Faught collected $136,105 in donations.[20]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
MEINDERS, HERMAN $5,000
MUSKOGEE COUNTY REPUBLICANS $4,000
HARVEY, RALPH L $3,000
ROBERTS, JEFF $3,000
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF OKLAHOMA $2,500
$2,500 $2,500

Scorecards

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Personal

Faught and his wife, Becky, have three children: Tyler, Jamison and Savannah.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oklahoma Elections Division, "Election Results" accessed June 26, 2012
  2. AP Results, "U.S. House runoff primary results" accessed August 28, 2012
  3. George Faught campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 19, 2014
  4. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Officials 2014," accessed April 15, 2014
  5. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results Statewide Primary Election — June 24, 2014," accessed July 10, 2014
  6. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official General Election Results, Federal, State, Legislative and Judicial Races — November 4, 2014," accessed November 5, 2014
  7. Muskogee Phoenix.com, "State rep announces bid for US House," July 15, 2011 (dead link)
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  9. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "Primary Runoff Election Results," September 4, 2012
  10. Hotair.com, "Interview with George Faught, Candidate for Congress in the 2nd District of Oklahoma" accessed June 24, 2012
  11. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma Candidates for State Elective Office 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  12. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Primary Election — July 27, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  13. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Runoff Primary Election — August 24, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  14. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results General Election — November 2, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  15. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma House of Representatives official election results for 2008," accessed May 26, 2014
  16. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 26, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "Oklahoma: Markwayne Mullin Internal Poll Shows Him Ahead in GOP Primary" accessed Jun 16, 2012
  18. opensecrets.org Accessed June 14, 2012
  19. Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed September 19, 2014
  20. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed September 19, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Hulbert (R)
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 14
November 18, 2014-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 14
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Arthur Hulbert (R)