Kay Floyd

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Kay Floyd
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Oklahoma State Senate, District 46
Incumbent
In office
November 18, 2014-present
Term ends
November 20, 2018
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Minority Floor Leader, Oklahoma State Senate
2015-present
Minority Whip, Oklahoma State Senate
2015-present
Minority Caucus Leader, Oklahoma State Senate
2015-present
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits12 years total in the legislature
Prior offices
Oklahoma House of Representatives District 88
2012-2014
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University
J.D.University of Oklahoma
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kay Floyd is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 46. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014. She currently serves as Assistant Minority Floor Leader, Minority Whip and Minority Caucus Leader.

She served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 88 from 2012 to 2014.

Biography

Floyd earned her B.S. in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma. Her professional experience includes serving as a former Assistant Attorney General, a former State Administrative Law Judge and a former Special Municipal Court Judge in Oklahoma City.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations
General Government
Health and Human Services
Judiciary
Rules

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Floyd served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • Excerpt: "Kay understands government services are essential to the public good and also understands that our state faces budget challenges year in and year out. Instead of looking toward poorly planned “consolidation” of these services, Kay believes we need a smarter, more efficient government which will balance the government services we need and the costs of those services."
  • Excerpt: "Kay also believes the majority of our legislative leaders must stop passing frivolous and unconstitutional legislation which is being challenged in court and often times defeated. These lawsuits not only cost Oklahomans valuable taxpayers dollars, but as importantly, they erode the faith of all of us in the legislative process. That’s why she has authored legislation to provide a fiscal analysis on every bill that could be challenged in court, so everyone knows the cost to the taxpayers before legislators vote on unconstitutional legislation."

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. Kay Floyd defeated Wilfredo Santos-Rivera in the Democratic primary. Floyd was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 46 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Floyd 79.7% 1,632
Wilfredo Santos-Rivera 20.3% 415
Total Votes 2,047

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Floyd ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 88. Floyd and Mike Dover advanced to the August 28 primary runoff. Floyd defeated Mike Dover in the primary runoff. She defeated Aaron Kaspereit (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7][8][9]

Oklahoma House of Representatives District 88, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKay Floyd 69.1% 7,471
     Republican Aaron Kaspereit 30.9% 3,337
Total Votes 10,808
Oklahoma House of Representatives District 88 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKay Floyd (advanced to runoff) 48.4% 757
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Dover (advanced to runoff) 21.6% 338
Matt Harney 15.2% 238
Steve Cortes 14.7% 230
Total Votes 1,563

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kay Floyd is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kay Floyd raised a total of $164,628 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[10]

Kay Floyd's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 88 Won $164,628
Grand Total Raised $164,628

2012

Kay Floyd won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kay Floyd raised a total of $164,628.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kay Floyd's campaign in 2012
Floyd, Kay$5,100
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$5,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$5,000
Oklahoma Education Association$5,000
Krumme, George W$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$164,628
Source: Follow the Money

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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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Political offices
Preceded by
Al McAffrey (D)
Oklahoma State Senate District 46
2014-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Al McAffrey (D)
Oklahoma House of Representatives District 88
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Jason Dunnington (D)