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Mark Faulk

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


Campaign themes


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."



See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Oklahoma House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held 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 advanced past John Gibbons and Mark Faulk in the Democratic primary. Dunnington defeated Sophia in a runoff election on August 26, 2014, leaving him unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 88 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Dunnington (advanced to runoff) 40.5% 884
Green check mark transparent.pngPaula Sophia (advanced to runoff) 23.5% 514
Mark Faulk 19.6% 428
John Gibbons 16.4% 359
Total Votes 2,185


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.[5] 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.[6][7][8][9]

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