|Oklahoma House of Representatives District 27|
|November 17, 2010 - Present|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||12 years total in state legislative chambers|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cockroft served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy and Aerospace|
|• General Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cockroft served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Modernization|
|• Public Safety|
Cockroft's campaign website highlights the following issues:
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 for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place 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 is unchallenged in the general election.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Josh Cockroft Incumbent||77.3%||2,015|
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.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Josh Cockroft Incumbent||61.9%||8,072|
|Democratic||Randy R Gilbert||38.1%||4,966|
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.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27|
|Josh Cockroft (R)||5,667|
|Chris Odneal (D)||3,810|
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.
|Josh Cockroft's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27||$96,001|
|2010||Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 27||$55,302|
|Grand Total Raised||$151,303|
2012Josh 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|
|Oklahoma Society Of Anesthesiologists||$3,850|
|Total Raised in 2012||$96,001|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Josh Cockroft won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Josh Cockroft raised a total of $55,302.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Josh Cockroft's campaign in 2010|
|Oklahomans for a Healthy Future||$5,000|
|Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists||$5,000|
|Oklahoma Association of Healthcare Providers||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$55,302|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Cockroft is married to his wife Jessica.
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- Oklahoma House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Oklahoma State Legislature
- Oklahoma state legislative districts
- Josh Cockroft's personal website
- Official campaign website
- Profile from the Oklahoma House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Josh Cockroft on Facebook
- Josh Cockroft on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012 2010
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Josh Cockroft," accessed May 28, 2014
- Friends of Josh Cockroft, "Where I stand," accessed May 28, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Officials 2014," accessed April 15, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results Statewide Primary Election — June 24, 2014," accessed July 10, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Primary Election Results— June 26, 2012," July 6, 2012
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Runoff Primary Election Results— August 28, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "General Election Results— November 6, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma Candidates for State Elective Office 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Primary Election — July 27, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Runoff Primary Election — August 24, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results General Election — November 2, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Cockroft, Josh," accessed July 22, 2013
Shane Jett (R)
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