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|U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 2|
|Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives|
|1994 - 2004|
|High school||McAlester High School|
|Bachelor's||East Central University|
|Place of birth||McAlester, Oklahoma|
Pettigrew began his career in insurance brokerage in 1984. In 2004, he founded two companies in OKlahoma specializing in life and health insurance. Pettigrew served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1994 to 2004, where he earned a reputation as a genuine conservative and reformer. During his time in office, Pettigrew was elected Assistant Minority Leader by his peers, and served as the Republican's Chairman for Candidate Recruitment.
Pettigrew ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 2nd District. Wallace sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was April 13, 2012. Pettigrew faced Markwayne Mullin, George Faught, Dustin Rowe, Dwayne Thompson, and Dakota Wood in the primary on June 26, 2012. The incumbent from the 2nd Congressional District is Dan Boren (D), who did not seek re-election in 2012. Pettigrew was defeated in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. The top two vote getters, George Faught and Markwayne Mullin, will run in a runoff primary after no candidate received enough of the vote to win the nomination.
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A Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates poll commissioned by the Mullin campaign shows Mullin leading the GOP field.
|Oklahoma's Congressional District 2, 2012|
(June 4-5, 2012)
|Markwayne Mullin (R)||30%||30%|
|George Faught (R)||15%||15%|
|Wayne Pettigrew (R)||4%||4%|
|Margin of error||+/-4.9||4.9%|
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to email@example.com|
Pettigrew and his wife, Toni, have two children. Alex, a senior at the University of Oklahoma and Drew, 14.
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As of March 31, 2012, Pettigrew raised $211,841 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $155,746, leaving him with $56,095 cash on hand. Of that, 69 percent came from candidate self-financing, while 29 percent came from individual contributions.
- ↑ McAlesternews.com Wayne Pettigrew jumps into congressional race December 17, 2011
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Oklahoma Elections Division "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012
- ↑ Roll Call "Oklahoma: Markwayne Mullin Internal Poll Shows Him Ahead in GOP Primary" Accessed Jun 16, 2012
- ↑ opensecrets.org "Accessed June 14, 2012