Ron Sharp

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Ron Sharp
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Oklahoma State Senate District 17
In office
Term ends
November 23, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years total in the legislature
High schoolShawnee High School
Bachelor'sSoutheastern State College
Master'sCentral State University
Ph.D.Kensington University
Office website
Campaign website
Ron Sharp is a Republican member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Sharp earned his B.A. from Southeastern State College, his M.A. from Central State University and his Ph.D. in political science from Kensington University.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Sharp served on the following committees:

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2015
Business and Commerce
Education, Vice-Chair
Tourism and Wildlife


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Sharp served on the following committees:



See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012

Sharp ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma Senate District 17. Sharp and Ed Moore advanced to the August 28 primary runoff, and Sharp defeated Ed Moore in the primary runoff election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Oklahoma State Senate District 17 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Moore (advanced to runoff) 34% 1,463
Green check mark transparent.pngRon Sharp (advanced to runoff) 31.1% 1,339
Mike Jestes 19.3% 831
Ernest R. Clark 15.6% 673
Total Votes 4,306

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ron Sharp is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ron Sharp raised a total of $117,038 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[6]

Ron Sharp's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma State Senate, District 17 Won $117,038
Grand Total Raised $117,038


Ron Sharp won election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ron Sharp raised a total of $117,038.


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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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charlie Laster (D)
Oklahoma State Senate District 17
Succeeded by