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Ralph Shortey
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Oklahoma State Senate District 44
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Websites
Office website
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Ralph Shortey is a Republican member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 44. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Shortney attended Heartland Baptist College. His professional experience includes working as an oil and gas production consultant before quitting his job to run for office.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Shortey served on the following committees:

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Public Safety
Transportation
Veterans and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

Issues

Human fetuses in food

In January 2012, Shortey introduced legislation to ban the use of aborted human fetuses in food.[2] Shortey told members of the media that he had conducted Internet research which led him to believe a ban was necessary. The United States Food and Drug Administration said it is unaware of any concern. Specifically, the legislation would prohibit the manufacture or sale of any food in which aborted fetuses were used in developing any of the ingredients. Shortey said that he was not aware of any Oklahoma companies that use aborted human fetuses.[3]

SB 1418 -- received its first reading on February 6, 2012.

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Incumbent Ralph Shortey was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Michael Brooks-Jimenez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Constance Fawcett is running as an Independent candidate. Shortey, Brooks-Jimenez and Fawcett will face off in the general election.[4][5]

2010

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010

Shortey, was initially defeated in a four-way Republican primary on July 27, falling to winner James Davenport. However, Shortey defeated Davenport in the August 24 runoff primary by a margin of 1,306-934. Shortey defeated Randy Rose (D) in the general election.[6][7][8][9]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 44
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ralph Shortey (R) 6,060
Randy Rose (D) 4,509

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ralph Shortey is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ralph Shortey raised a total of $91,638 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 15, 2013.[10]

Ralph Shortey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma State Senate, District 44 Not up for election $29,360
2010 Oklahoma State Senate, District 44 Won $62,278
Grand Total Raised $91,638

2012

Ralph Shortey was not up for election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ralph Shortey raised a total of $29,360.
Oklahoma State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ralph Shortey's campaign in 2012
Turner, Mike$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$29,360
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ralph Shortey won election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Ralph Shortey raised a total of $62,278.

Personal

Shortey and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Debbe Leftwich (D)
Oklahoma State Senate District 44
2010–present
Succeeded by
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