Chris Benge

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Chris Benge
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Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 68
2010
Term in office began
1998
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Sales Representative (retired)
Chris Benge (b. September 9, 1962) was a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He represented District 68 from 1998 to 2010. He was Speaker of the House. Benge was not eligible to seek re-election due to term limits.

Benge managed Benge Painting Company from 1981 to 1997, and was a sales representative from 1997 to 1998. He and his wife, Allison, have two children: Garrett and Hayden.

Portrait switching

The Oklahoma Watchdog reported that Lewis Moore said he was among those who switched Rep. Brad Henry's portrait with that of Pres. Barack Obama. There is allegedly video evidence of the switch, but it has not been released by Speaker Benge.[1]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Benge won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Because he ran unopposed, the number of votes was not published.[2] $85,275 was raised for this campaign.[3]

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008, Benge collected $85,275 in donations.[4]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
BENNETT, CLAYTON $5,000
OKLAHOMA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS $5,000
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY $5,000
CHOCTAW NATION OF OKLAHOMA $5,000
MCCLENDON, AUBREY K $5,000
OKLAHOMA INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOCIATION $3,500
OKLAHOMA FARM BUREAU $2,750

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 68
1998–2010
Succeeded by
Glen Mulready (R)