Wayne Pettigrew

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Wayne Pettigrew
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 2
Prior offices
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
1994 - 2004
High schoolMcAlester High School
Bachelor'sEast Central University
Place of birthMcAlester, Oklahoma
ProfessionBusiness owner
Campaign website
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Wayne Pettigrew was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Oklahoma.[1] Pettigrew was defeated in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[2]


Pettigrew began his career in insurance brokerage in 1984. In 2004, he founded two companies in Oklahoma specializing in life and health insurance. Pettigrew served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1994 to 2004. During his time in office, Pettigrew was elected Assistant Minority Leader by his peers, and served as the Republican's Chairman for Candidate Recruitment.



See also: Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Pettigrew ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Oklahoma's 2nd District. Wallace sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates who wished to run was April 13, 2012. Pettigrew faced Markwayne Mullin, George Faught, Dustin Rowe, Dwayne Thompson and Dakota Wood in the primary on June 26, 2012. The incumbent from the 2nd Congressional District is Dan Boren (D), who did not seek re-election in 2012. Pettigrew was defeated in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[2]


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2012 election

A Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates poll commissioned by the Mullin campaign showed Mullin leading the GOP field.[3]

Oklahoma's Congressional District 2, 2012
Poll Markwayne Mullin (R) George Faught (R)Wayne Pettigrew (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
(June 4-5, 2012)
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.


As of the 2012 election, Pettigrew and his wife, Toni, had two children. Alex, who was a senior at the University of Oklahoma, and Drew, aged 14 during the election cycle.

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