Ken Walker

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Ken Walker
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 70
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in the legislature
Education
High schoolArundel Senior High School
Associate'sBaltimore International Culinary College
Bachelor'sRhema Bible Training Center (2004), Oral Roberts University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Walker is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 70. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Walker earned his associate's degree in Professional Cooking from Baltimore International Culinary College and he studied leadership, management and public policy at Oral Roberts University. His professional experience includes working as a restaurant critic for the Tulsa Beacon Newspaper. He served in the U.S. Army.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Rules, Government Oversight and Repealer
Government Modernization
Public Safety, Vice-chair
States' Rights

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Incumbent Ken Walker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Walker is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Walker ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 70. Walker and Shane Saunders advanced to the August 28 primary runoff; Walker defeated Saunders in that contest. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

Oklahoma House of Representatives District 70 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Walker (advanced to runoff) 42.2% 1,750
Green check mark transparent.pngShane Saunders (advanced to runoff) 39% 1,618
David W. Davis 18.7% 776
Total Votes 4,144

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ken Walker is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ken Walker raised a total of $44,105 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 23, 2013.[8]

Ken Walker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 70 Won $44,105
Grand Total Raised $44,105

2012

Ken Walker won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ken Walker raised a total of $44,105.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ken Walker's campaign in 2012
Walker, Kenneth J$8,500
Wicks & Associates LLC$5,000
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Mcdugle, Kevin$1,500
Associated Anesthesiologists$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$44,105
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
Ron Peters (R)
Oklahoma House of Representatives District 14
2012–present
Succeeded by
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