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Sally Kern

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Sally Kern
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 84
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$147/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas, Arlington (1971)
Personal
BirthdayNovember 27, 1946
Place of birthJonesboro, Arkansas
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification

Sally R. Kern (b. November 27, 1946) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 84. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Kern earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas, Arlington, in 1971. She received her teacher certification in Social Studies from East Texas State University in 1986. Her professional experience includes working as a teacher, real estate agent and an invoice clerk.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Budget
Common Education
Human Services

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Incumbent Sally Kern is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kern ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 84. Kern defeated Curtis Moore in the June 26 Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election that took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

An October 2012 article in The Daily named Kern one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.[5]

Oklahoma House of Representatives District 84 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSally Kern Incumbent 72.9% 1,500
Curtis Moore 27.1% 557
Total Votes 2,057

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kern won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary. She defeated Brittany M. Novotny (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 84
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Sally Kern (R) 5,717
Brittany M. Novotny (D) 2,958

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kern won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[7] $69,490 was raised for this campaign.[8]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 84
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png SALLY KERN (R) 7,232
RON MARLETT (D) 5,249

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sally Kern is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Sally Kern raised a total of $281,371 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[9]

Sally Kern's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 84 Won $52,292
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 84 Won $89,134
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 84 Won $69,490
2006 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 84 Won $29,920
2004 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 84 Won $40,535
Grand Total Raised $281,371

2012

Sally Kern won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sally Kern raised a total of $52,292.

2010

Sally Kern won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sally Kern raised a total of $89,134.

2008

Sally Kern won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Sally Kern raised a total of $69,490.

2006

Sally Kern won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Sally Kern raised a total of $29,920.

2004

Sally Kern won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Sally Kern raised a total of $40,535.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sally Kern endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

Personal

Kern and her husband, Steve, have two children. They live in Oklahoma City, OK.

Controversies

Views on homosexuality

Kern has long ignited controversy on the subject of homosexuality. In 2008, Kern compared homosexuality to terrorism, saying, "I honestly think it's the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam - which I think is a big threat, okay?"[11]

In June 2009, Kern, along with other legislators, civic and religious leaders, announced they would gather at the State Capitol to sign the "Oklahoma Citizens Proclamation for Morality." The proclamation attacked, among other things, gay pride festivals, stating, "Whereas, deeply disturbed that the Office of the president of these United States disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior."[11]

Views on blacks and women

During a Statehouse debate in April 2011, Kern claimed minorities earn less money than white people because they are not willing to work as hard. Kern stated, "Is this just because they are black that they are in prison, or could it be because they didn't want to work hard in school. I taught school for 20 years and I saw a lot of people of color that didn't want to work as hard. They wanted it given to them."[12]

Kern said the reason that women earn less money is because they "tend to think more about their family, wanting to stay at home more, wanting to be with their family, have more leisure time."[12]

Personal

Kern and husband, Steve, have two sons.[13]

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