Kenneth Corn

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Kenneth Corn
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Oklahoma State Senate District 4
Former member
In office
2002-2010
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Oklahoma House of Representatives
1998-2002
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma, 2005
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Kenneth Corn was a potential Democratic U.S. Senate candidate for the 2014 special election in Oklahoma.[1] He did not file to run for the seat.[2]

He served in the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 4 from 2002 to 2010. He was a term-limited in 2010. He ran for lieutenant governor in 2010, but he lost to Todd Lamb (R).

While he served, Corn was the youngest serving senator and the second youngest state senator in state history. Prior to serving as senator, Corn served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002. In 2005, Corn served as Majority Caucus Chairman. He last served as State Senate Minority Caucus Leader.

Biography

Corn earned his B.S. in political science from the University of Oklahoma in 2005.[3]

Committee assignments

The following is a list of Corn's final committee assignments prior to his retirement:

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate special election in Oklahoma, 2014

Corn was a potential Democratic U.S. Senate candidate for the 2014 special election.[1] He did not file to run for the seat.[2]

2010

See also: Oklahoma lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Corn could not seek re-election to the senate due to term limits. He instead ran for lieutenant governor. Corn was defeated by Todd Lamb (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Lamb 64% 659,242
     Democratic Kenneth Corn 32.5% 334,711
     Independent Richard Prawdzienski 3.5% 35,665
Total Votes 1,029,618
Election Results via Oklahoma State Board of Elections

2006

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Corn was elected to Oklahoma Senate District 4.[5]

Corn raised $216,937 for his campaign.[6]

Oklahoma Senate District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png KENNETH CORN (D) 12,589
THOMAS E. LANNIGAN (R) 3,469

Campaign donors

2008

Below are Corn's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:

Contributor 2008 total
Cherokee Nation $5,000
Oklahoma Education Association $5,000
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists $1,500
Motorola $1,000
T. Dan Friedkin $1,000

Personal

Corn was born in Poteau, Oklahoma in 1976 to Elester and Katy Corn.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Oklahoma State Senate District 4
2002–2010
Succeeded by
Mark Allen (R)