Kevin Matthews

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Kevin Matthews
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Oklahoma State Senate, District 11
Incumbent
In office
April 15, 2015 - present
Term ends
November 23, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionApril 7, 2015
First electedApril 7, 2015
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years total in the legislature
Prior offices
Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 73
2012-2015
Websites
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Kevin Matthews is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on April 7, 2015.[1]

Matthews served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 73 from 2012 to 2015.

Biography

Matthews' professional experience includes being a former Administrative Fire Chief at the Tulsa Fire Department.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2015
County & Municipal Government
Economic Development, Commerce & Real Estate
Public Safety

2013-2014

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

Elections

2015

See also: Oklahoma state legislative special elections, 2015

Kevin Matthews defeated Heather Nash and Regina Goodwin in the Democratic primary on April 7.[1] Because no Republicans or independent candidates filed for the seat, Matthews won the seat in the Democratic primary.[3][4]

The seat was vacant following Jabar Shumate's (D) resignation on January 6, 2015, to accept a job in the private sector.[5]

A special election for the position of Oklahoma State Senate District 11 was called for June 9, but because only Democrats filed for the seat, the primary was treated as the special election. A primary election took place on April 7. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 21, 2015.[6]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 11, Special Election, 2015
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Matthews 47.3% 1,619
     Democratic Regina Goodwin 38.5% 1,317
     Democratic Heather Nash 14.2% 486
Total Votes 3,422

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 Kevin Matthews was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Matthews was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8][9]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Matthews won election in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 73. Matthews ran unopposed and was unchallenged in the general election that took place on November 6, 2012.[10][11][12][13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kevin Matthews is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kevin Matthews raised a total of $69,709 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[14]

Kevin Matthews's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 73 Won $11,092
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 73 Defeated $33,200
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 73 Defeated $25,417
Grand Total Raised $69,709

2012

Matthews won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Matthews raised a total of $11,092.

2010

Matthews lost the election for the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Matthews raised a total of $33,200.

2008

Matthews lost the election for the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Matthews raised a total of $25,417.

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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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Personal

Matthews has two children, Kevin and Sterling.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jabar Shumate (D)
Oklahoma State Senate District 11
2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jabar Shumate (D)
Oklahoma House of Representatives District 14
2012–2015
Succeeded by
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