Paul D. Roan

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Paul D. Roan
Oklahoma House of Representatives District 20
In office
2000 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEast Central University (1968)
Master'sEast Central University (1971)
BirthdayJanuary 11, 1943
Place of birthAda, Oklahoma
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Office website

Paul D. Roan (b. January 11, 1943) is a former Democratic member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He represented the 20th District from 2000-2012.

Roan served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from East Central University in 1968. He worked as a public school educator from 1968 to 1970. His law enforcement career beganincludes tenure as a police officer at East Central University from 1970 to 1972; Deputy Sheriff, Pontotoc County Sheriff Department from 1972 to 1975; and State Trooper from 1975 to 2000.

Committee assignments

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roan served on these committees:


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roan served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roan served on the following committees:



See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roan did not run for re-election in 2012.[1][2][3][4]


Roan won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. He also ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5][6][7][8] Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.


On November 4, 2008, Roan won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Because he ran unopposed, the number of votes was not published.[9] $14,500 was raised for this campaign.[10]

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Roan was up for re-election, he collected $35,860 in donations.[11]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Oklahoma House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul D. Roan's campaign in 2010
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma$5,000
Jobe, Dr Noble$1,000
Farmers Insurance Group$1,000
Koch Industries$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $35,860


In 2008, Roan collected $14,500 in donations.[12]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount

Speed traps legislation

In 2007, Roan helped pass an amendment that repealed Oklahoma’s anti-speed trap law, except on interstate highways. It did this by removing the authority of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) to revoke the ticket writing authority of towns determined to be speed traps. The amendment was controversial primarily because it was attached to a bill that was considered "cleanup" language, and thus the amendment was not scrutinized by legislators.[13]

One legislator voted against the original amendment -- Glen Bud Smithson (D) -- realizing the bill's true intention. "When I found out about it, I was sick. I still am," Smithson said.[14]

The amendment revoked the right of citizens to lodge a complaint with and request an investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) of alleged speed traps. Previously anyone could lodge a complaint against and request an investigation of an alleged speed trap.[13]

However, legislators revoked the amendment once they realized what had happened. At the end of the 2007 session, the legislature halted the ability of five towns -- Moffett, Stringtown, Big Cabin, Caney and Shamrock -- which had been granted additional rights to collect fines.[15]

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Preceded by
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 20
Succeeded by
Bobby Cleveland (R)