Cliff Branan

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Cliff Branan
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Oklahoma State Senate District 40
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma, 1984
Personal
BirthdayJune 23, 1961
Place of birthOklahoma City, OK
ProfessionOwner, Branan Property Company
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Cliff Branan (b. June 23, 1961) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He currently serves as Assistant Majority Floor Leader. He previously served as a Majority Whip.

Branan is a Republican candidate for Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner in the 2014 elections.[1]

Biography

Branan earned his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Oklahoma in 1984. His professional experience includes working in the commercial real estate business and running Branan Property Company since 1995.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Energy, Chair
Pension
Rules
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Branan ran for election to the office of Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner. Branan failed to win the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24.[1]

Primary results

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Hiett 52.2% 128,083
Cliff Branan 47.8% 117,086
Total Votes 245,169
Election Results Via:Oklahoma State Election Board Unofficial Results.

2010

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010

Branan ran for re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate against Liz Donnelly (D). Donnelly withdrew from the general election, leaving Branan unopposed. The election took place on November 2, 2010. Vote totals were not reported.[3][4][5][6]

2006

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Branan was elected to Oklahoma Senate District 40.[7]

Branan raised $364,437 for his campaign.[8]

Oklahoma Senate District 40
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png CLIFF BRANAN (R) 12,691
PAT POTTS (D) 8,759

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cliff Branan is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Cliff Branan raised a total of $1,024,602 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 15, 2013.[9]

Cliff Branan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $145,444
2010 Oklahoma State Senate, District 40 Won $232,297
2008 Oklahoma State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $16,431
2006 Oklahoma State Senate, District 40 Won $364,437
2004 Oklahoma State Senate, District 40 Not up for election $30,051
2002 Oklahoma State Senate, District 40 Won $235,942
Grand Total Raised $1,024,602

2012

Cliff Branan was not up for election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cliff Branan raised a total of $145,444.
Oklahoma State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cliff Branan's campaign in 2012
Exxonmobil$2,250
ITC Holdings Corp$1,300
Smith, Jeffery E$1,000
Newfield Exploration Co$1,000
Nextera Energy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$145,444
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cliff Branan won re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Cliff Branan raised a total of $232,297.

2008

Cliff Branan was not up for election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Cliff Branan raised a total of $16,431.

2006

Cliff Branan won re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Cliff Branan raised a total of $364,437.

2004

Cliff Branan was not up for election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Cliff Branan raised a total of $30,051.

2002

Cliff Branan won election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Cliff Branan raised a total of $235,942.

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

Branan was born June 23, 1961, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is married to his wife, Connell, and together they have two children: Ford and Langley. They currently reside in Oklahoma City.[2]

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Oklahoma State Senate District 40
2002–present
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