Weldon Watson

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Weldon Watson
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 79
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Oklahoma, 1970
Personal
BirthdayDecember 8, 1947
ProfessionExecutive, Oil and Gas Industry (retired)
ReligionAssembly of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification

Weldon Watson (b. December 8, 1947) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing District 79. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Watson is the current Majority Caucus Leader. He previously served as Deputy Majority Whip.

Biography

Watson earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1970. His professional experience includes being a retired oil and gas industry executive.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Budget
Energy and Aerospace, Vice-chair
Rules
Utility and Environmental Regulation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Watson served on the following committees:

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. Incumbent Weldon Watson defeated Lois Jacobs in the Republican primary. Watson is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watson ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 79. Watson defeated challenger Lois Jacobs in the June 26 Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election that took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6][7]

Oklahoma House of Representatives District 79 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWeldon Watson Incumbent 73.1% 2,200
Lois Jacobs 26.9% 811
Total Votes 3,011

2010

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2010

Watson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. He was also unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.[8][9][10][11]

2008

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Watson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[12] $59,150 was raised for this campaign.[13]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 79
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png WELDON WATSON (R) 9,705
CHAD HAWKINS (D) 5,397

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Weldon Watson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Weldon Watson raised a total of $314,778 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 24, 2013.[14]

Weldon Watson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 79 Won $121,437
2010 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 79 Won $69,923
2008 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 79 Won $59,150
2006 Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 79 Won $64,268
Grand Total Raised $314,778

2012

Weldon Watson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Weldon Watson raised a total of $121,437.
Oklahoma House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Weldon Watson's campaign in 2012
Watson, Weldon$7,500
Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives$3,000
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association$2,500
Chesapeake Energy$2,500
American Electric Power$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$121,437
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Weldon Watson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Weldon Watson raised a total of $69,923.

2008

Weldon Watson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Weldon Watson raised a total of $59,150.

2006

Weldon Watson won election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Weldon Watson raised a total of $64,268.

Personal

Watson and his wife, Cheyrle, have two children: Matthew and Stephen.[1]

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