Andrew Rice

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Andrew Rice
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Oklahoma State Senate District 46
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Bachelor'sColby College, 1996
Master'sHarvard University Divinity School, 1999
Date of birthApril 23, 1973
Place of birthOklahoma City, OK
ProfessionFreelance Documentary Producer and Editor
Andrew Rice is a former Democratic member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 46 from 2006 to January 15, 2012. While in office, he served as State Senate Minority Leader.

On October 18, 2011, he announced that he would be resigning from the Senate effective January 15, 2012. Rice stated he would be supporting his wife "in her pursuit of a career opportunity outside the state of Oklahoma."[1]


Rice earned his B.A. from Colby College (Maine) in 1996 and his M.A. from Harvard University Divinity School in 1999. His professional experience includes being the founder of the Progressive Alliance Foundation which focuses on working with the state of Oklahoma to advance "progressive, fair-minded and constitutional solutions to public policy problems." Rice also started the Red River Democracy Project.

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See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010

Rice won re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate against Joshua Jantz (R).[2][3][4][5] Neither candidate was opposed in the primary election on July 27, 2010.[6] The election took place on November 2, 2010.

Oklahoma State Senate, District 44
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Rice (D) 6,060
Joshua Jantz (R) 3,507


See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Rice was elected to Oklahoma Senate District 46.[7]

Rice raised $265,366 for his campaign.[8]

Oklahoma Senate District 46
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png ANDREW RICE (D) 7,342

Campaign donors


In 2010, Rice received $180,546 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[9]


Below are Rice's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:

Contributor 2008 total
Robert D. Lemon (Lawyers & Lobbyists) $1,000
Astrazeneca (Health) $750
Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians $550
Oklahoma Academy of Physicians Assistants $550
Oklahoma Physical Therapy PAC $500


Rice was born April 23, 1973, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He and his wife, Apple, have one child, Noah David.

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Preceded by
Oklahoma State Senate District 46
Succeeded by
Al McAffrey (D)