Tom Newell

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Tom Newell
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 28
Incumbent
In office
November 17, 2010 - Present
Term ends
November 22, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Websites
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Campaign website
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Tom Newell (b. December 4, 1968) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Newell earned his B.A. in Bible and Pastoral Ministry from Mid-America Christian University and his M.B.A. from Liberty University. His professional experience includes working as a pastor, and teaching business and economics classes at Seminole State College.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Wildlife
Appropriations and Budget, Vice-chair
Judiciary
Long-Term Care and Senior Services

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Newell's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

A True, Small-Government Conservative

  • Excerpt: "Tom Newell is a Constitutional conservative who believes government has grown too large and out of control. He knows we can shrink the size of government if we work to eliminate the millions and millions of dollars of waste in state government."

Cut spending and focus on priorities

  • Excerpt: "While Tom wants to trim excessive government spending, he knows we need to focus on priorities. Tom grew up in a law enforcement family. He is an instructor at Seminole State College, and his kids attend Seminole Public Schools. Tom will work to achieve a balance between cutting wasteful areas and making sure necessary functions of government are adequately supported."

Allow the free market to work

  • Excerpt: "Tom understands that the best way to improve Oklahoma’s economy is to give small business owners the room to create jobs, and to let families control more of their own money."

A plan to spark job growth

  • Excerpt: "Tom believes we should stop penalizing Oklahomans who have the courage to start a small business, and do more to attract large employers to the state. That’s why he wants to remove regulations on both small and large employers, so they can afford to create more of the quality, high-paying jobs our families need."

Elections

2014

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. Incumbent Tom Newell was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Jason Leonard was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Newell defeated Leonard in the general election.[3][4]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 28 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Newell Incumbent 69.3% 4,941
     Democratic Jason Leonard 30.7% 2,184
Total Votes 7,125

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Newell ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 28. He ran unopposed in the June 26 Republican primary and defeated Marilyn Rainwater in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Newell Incumbent 62.8% 7,097
     Democratic Marilyn Rainwater 37.2% 4,202
Total Votes 11,299

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Newell defeated Bryan D. Cain in the Republican primary on July 27 by a margin of 1,114-717. He defeated Ed Smith (D) in the general election.[9][10][11][12]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 28
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Newell (R) 5,339
Ed Smith (D) 3,425

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tom Newell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Tom Newell raised a total of $216,779 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 22, 2013.[13]

Tom Newell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 28 Won $112,445
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 28 Won $104,334
Grand Total Raised $216,779

2012

Tom Newell won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Tom Newell raised a total of $112,445.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tom Newell's campaign in 2012
Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma$5,250
Oklahoma Public Employees Association$5,000
Roi PAC$5,000
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association$4,500
Total Raised in 2012$112,445
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Tom Newell won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Tom Newell raised a total of $104,334.

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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

Newell and his wife, Holly, have three sons, Ethan, Andrew and Levi.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ryan Kiesel (D)
Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 28
2010–present
Succeeded by
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