Steve Kouplen

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Steve Kouplen
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 24
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sOklahoma State University
Master'sOklahoma State University
Personal
Place of birthBeggs, Oklahoma
ProfessionFarmer/Rancher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steve Kouplen is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Kouplen earned both his B.A. and his M.A. in Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and rancher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar
Energy and Aerospace
Insurance
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kouplen 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 Steve Kouplen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kouplen is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kouplen ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 24. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kouplen ran for re-election 2010 election for Oklahoma State House District 24. Kouplen was unchallenged in the general election on November 2, 2010. Kouplen was unopposed in the Republican primary election on July 27, 2010.[8][9][10][11]

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kouplen won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Because he ran unopposed, the number of votes was not published.[12] $67,695 was raised for this campaign.[13]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steve Kouplen is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Steve Kouplen raised a total of $161,089 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[14]

Steve Kouplen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 24 Won $46,155
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 24 Won $47,239
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 24 Won $67,695
Grand Total Raised $161,089

2012

Steve Kouplen won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Steve Kouplen raised a total of $46,155.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Kouplen's campaign in 2012
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association$1,500
Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives$1,500
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma$1,000
Farmers Insurance Group$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$46,155
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Steve Kouplen won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Steve Kouplen raised a total of $47,239.

2008

Steve Kouplen won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Steve Kouplen raised a total of $67,695.

Scorecards

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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.

Personal

Kouplen is a widower with two children, Sean and Shanna.[1]

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