Josh Cockroft

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Josh Cockroft
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 27
Incumbent
In office
November 17, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 22, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Josh Cockroft (b. February 6, 1989) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 27. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He is currently serving as Assistant Majority Whip.

Biography

Cockroft's professional experience includes working for Efficient Heating and Cooling. He has been active with the Young Republicans and youth to develop leadership skills with TeenPact across the state.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar
Energy and Aerospace
General Government
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Cockroft's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Life, Liberty, and our God Given Rights

  • Excerpt: "Josh understands a culture cannot have prosperity or liberty without life. That is why he is 100% pro-life. Traditional family values are essential to ensuring a strong culture. Defining marriage between one man and one woman, a strong understanding of the 2nd amendment, and the protection of of our constitution, are parts of Josh's core beliefs."

Personal Responsibility and the Oklahoma Way of Life

  • Excerpt: "Josh knows that local control in education, traditional values, and strong families hold the keys to success for all Oklahomans. He has made exceptional schools a priority while rejecting overreach by federal or state governments. He believes that unnecessary entitlements rob individuals of their potential and creates a dependency upon government instead of personal responsibility. He believes the greatest welfare program available is a strong family and a good paying job."

Right Sizing State Government

  • Excerpt: "Josh believes in many ways state government has lost its focus, becoming too big, intrusive, costly and too often aimless in its objective. He seeks to right-size government, downsizing state-owned assets and consolidating agencies, to allow efficiency. State government should be lean and able to provide every essential service needed. He also will work to modernize government systems, bringing Oklahoma squarely into the 21st Century."

Prosperity through Freedom

  • Excerpt: "Josh supports a tax structure that encourages investment, attracts new industry, creates jobs and encourages hard work. He has worked hard to eliminate over-regulation and bureaucratic red tape, which stifle prosperity and kill jobs. In addition, Rep. Cockroft wants to return many state services to the private sector, unleashing new opportunities for ingenuity and cost savings. He firmly believes that conservative principles work. Period."

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 Josh Cockroft defeated Lani Habrock in the Republican primary. Cockroft was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cockroft ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 27. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Randy R Gilbert in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8][9]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJosh Cockroft Incumbent 61.9% 8,072
     Democratic Randy R Gilbert 38.1% 4,966
Total Votes 13,038

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cockroft ran for re-election 2010 election for Oklahoma State House District 27. Cockroft defeated Democrat Chris Odneal in the general election on November 2, 2010. Cockroft defeated Norm Seaburg, Donald Rominger, Jr., and Richard Bennett in the Republican primary election on July 27, 2010. Cockroft defeated Bennett in the August 24 primary runoff election.[10][11][12][13]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Josh Cockroft (R) 5,667
Chris Odneal (D) 3,810

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Josh Cockroft is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Josh Cockroft raised a total of $151,303 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[14]

Josh Cockroft's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27 Won $96,001
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27 Won $55,302
Grand Total Raised $151,303

2012

Josh Cockroft won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Josh Cockroft raised a total of $96,001.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Josh Cockroft's campaign in 2012
Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma$5,000
Prosperity PAC$4,000
Roi PAC$4,000
Oklahoma Society Of Anesthesiologists$3,850
Antosh, Jim$3,500
Total Raised in 2012$96,001
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Josh Cockroft won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Josh Cockroft raised a total of $55,302.

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

Cockroft is married to his wife Jessica.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shane Jett (R)
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 27
2010–present
Succeeded by
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