Sally Kern

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sally Kern
KernSally.jpg
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$153/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
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.[1]

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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Incumbent Sally Kern was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kern is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

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.[4][5][6][7]

An October 2012 article in The Daily named Kern one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.[8]

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.[9][10][11][12]

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.[13] $69,490 was raised for this campaign.[14]

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.[15]

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.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sally Kern's campaign in 2012
Roi Pac$5,000
Tatum, J$2,000
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$1,500
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$52,292
Source:Follow the Money

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.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Oklahoma

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Oklahoma scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2013-2014

In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 7 to May 27. In 2012, the 53rd Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 6 to May 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with business, industry, job creation and economic growth issues deemed important by the private sector.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the environment.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record for bills dealing with the growth and development of the Oklahoma City region.

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. [16]

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?"[17]

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."[17]

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."[18]

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."[18]

Personal

Kern and husband, Steve, have two sons.[1]

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Sally + Kern + Oklahoma + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.

Sally Kern News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Sally Kern," accessed June 4, 2014
  2. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Officials 2014," accessed April 15, 2014
  3. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results Statewide Primary Election — June 24, 2014," accessed July 10, 2014
  4. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
  5. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Primary Election Results— June 26, 2012," July 6, 2012
  6. Oklahoma State Election Board, "Runoff Primary Election Results— August 28, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  7. Oklahoma State Election Board, "General Election Results— November 6, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
  8. The Daily, "The worst candidates of 2012," accessed October 29, 2012(Archived)
  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, "Oklahoma House of Representatives official election results for 2008," accessed May 26, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 26, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Kern, Sally," accessed July 24, 2013
  16. The American Presidency Project, "Press Release - Oklahoma Conservative Legislators Endorse Santorum For President Oklahoma Conservative Legislators Endorse Santorum For President," March 4, 2012
  17. 17.0 17.1 News 9, "Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern's Views on Homosexuality Ignite Controversy Again," June 26, 2009
  18. 18.0 18.1 Daily Mail, "'Black people don't want to work as hard': Republican State Sen. causes outrage with racist and sexist comments," April 29, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
'
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 84
2004–present
Succeeded by
NA