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Paul D. Roan

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

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

Biography

Roan earned his B.A. in Education from East Central University in 1968 and his M.Ed. from East Central University in 1971. His professional experience includes working as a public school educator from 1968 to 1970, as a police officer at East Central University from 1970 to 1972, as Deputy Sheriff at the Pontotoc County Sheriff Department from 1972 to 1975 and as a State Trooper from 1975 to 2000. Roan served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1965.[1]

Committee assignments

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

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In 2007, Roan helped pass an amendment that repealed Oklahoma’s anti-speed trap law, except on interstate highways.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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[2]

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.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roan did not run for re-election in 2012.[5][6][7][8]

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[9][10][11][12] Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

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.[13] $14,500 was raised for this campaign.[14]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Roan was up for re-election, he collected $35,860 in donations.[15]

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

2008

In 2008, Roan collected $14,500 in donations.[16]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
CHICKASAW NATION $1,400
CHOCTAW NATION OF OKLAHOMA $1,000
FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP $1,000
OKLAHOMA ASSOCIATION OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES $550

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed December 31, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bubbaworld blog, "Speed Trap Oklahoma," May 16, 2007
  3. Thenewspaper.com, "Oklahoma: Sneaky Provision Guts Speed Trap Law," May 14, 2007
  4. Tulsa World, "All sides celebrate session's success," May 26, 2007
  5. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
  6. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Primary Election Results— June 26, 2012," July 6, 2012
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Runoff Primary Election Results— August 28, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  8. Oklahoma State Election Board, "General Election Results— November 6, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  9. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Oklahoma Candidates for State Elective Office 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  10. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Primary Election — July 27, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  11. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results Runoff Primary Election — August 24, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  12. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Summary Results General Election — November 2, 2010," accessed May 25, 2014
  13. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Unopposed Candidates Elected- 2008 General Election," accessed May 25, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 26, 2014
  15. Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed December 19, 2014
  16. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed December 18, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 20
2000–2012
Succeeded by
Bobby Cleveland (R)