Mark Faulk

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Mark Faulk
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 88
Former candidate
PartyDemocratic
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Mark Faulk was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 88 of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Faulk's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

$10.10 for 88

  • Excerpt: "I strongly support a living wage of $10.10 per hour in Oklahoma, with an equally fair wage to tipped employees, either through legislation or by state or local initiative petitions. Paying employees a living wage will lift the working poor out of poverty, save millions in taxpayer money, and will channel money into the economy and increase revenues and profit for businesses."

Share the Wealth

  • Excerpt: "I support ending direct and indirect subsidies to Corporate Welfare Queens such as Wal-Mart and McDonalds, and unnecessary tax subsidies to our largest oil and gas companies. I also support a progressive state income tax, so that our wealthiest citizens pay their fair share. All of those savings and additional revenue can be redirected to supporting our local economy and small businesses, and to public education, mental and physical healthcare, and public safety."

Treatment, not Time

  • Excerpt: "I support an end to the War on Drugs in Oklahoma, and to the morally reprehensible and financially unsustainable Prison Industrial Complex, and an end to private prisons in Oklahoma. The savings will easily fund a renaissance in the way we treat addiction, job training, and mental health in Oklahoma."

Cannabis Prohibition

  • Excerpt: "It's time to end the prohibition against medical and recreational marijuana, and to legalize industrial hemp as a cash crop for our farmers. The revenue generated would give us a tax revenue base that would help us achieve a world-class educational system, revitalize our farms, rebuild our infrastructure, and effectively treat hard drug and prescription addiction and alcoholism."

Human Rights

  • Excerpt: "There has been an all out assault on the rights of people of color, women's rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrants' rights, and the poor. These attacks are unconstitutional, morally wrong, and a waste of time and taxpayers' money. They need to stop. Now. Additionally, Our federal government has greatly overstepped their constitutional authority in the surveillance and harassment of our lawful citizens, and many state and local enforcement agencies have utilized excessive and even deadly force against innocent citizens. I support legislation to assert state rights to put a halt to these unconstitutional practices."

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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 11, 2014. Jason Dunnington and Paula Sophia defeated John Gibbons and Mark Faulk in the Democratic primary. Dunnington and Sophia will face off in the August 26 Democratic runoff. The winner will be unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

Note: No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 24, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election will be held between the top two candidates.

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Faulk ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 88. He was disqualified by the Oklahoma Board of Election because he declined to appear before them to state his case regarding a complaint filed concerning his residency eligibility.[4] Faulk would have faced Mike Dover, Matt Harney, Steve Cortes, and Kay Floyd in the Democratic primary on June 26. Douglas R. Garcia and Aaron Kaspereit ran in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

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