|Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of North Texas, 1972|
|Master's||University of North Texas, 1974|
Workman earned his bachelor's degree in instrumental music education from the University of North Texas in 1972. He then earned his master's degree in education supervision focusing on music supervision in 1974. He later performed post-graduate studies in educational administration focusing on curriculum and instruction and arts administration at the University of Texas at Austin from 1976 to 1978.
Workman submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:
- Excerpt: "Workplace safety was not improved when the incumbent dealt with asbestos problems by cutting the number of inspectors in the Asbestos Abatement/Inspection Unit. I would restore it to previous levels to protect working conditions and the safety of those using public and private buildings in Oklahoma."
- Minimum wage
- Excerpt: "I support an increase to $10.10 per hour and to have it indexed for inflation. We should also phase-out the current exceptions where mostly food-service workers can be paid less than minimum wage. If neither the federal government nor the Oklahoma Legislature acts on this issue, I will lead an effort to put a State Question on the ballot."
- Wages for public employees
- Excerpt: "I also support taking steps towards a Livable Wage and would lead by example. All state employees in the Department of Labor will make at least $15 per hour. And I would advocate that all public employees in Oklahoma also make at least $15 per hour."
|Oklahoma Labor Commissioner, 2014|
|Republican||Mark Costello Incumbent||62.8%||504,307|
|Election Results via Oklahoma State Election Board.|
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- Facebook, "Workman for Oklahoma Labor Commissioner," accessed August 29, 2013
- Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on September 23, 2014
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