George Faught

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George Faught
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 14
Retired
In office
2006 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJuly 14, 1962
Place of birthBrownfield, Texas
ProfessionOwner/Operator, Clean Pro
Websites
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George Faught (b. July 14, 1962) is a former Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He represented the 14th District from 2006-2012. He served as an Assistant Majority Floor Leader.

Faught ran against and was defeated by Markwayne Mullin in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the votes to win the nomination in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[1][2]

Faught graduated from Bryan Institute in 1982. After receiving his Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration certification, he became owner and operator of a cleaning business. He and his wife, Becky, have three children: Tyler, Jamison and Savannah.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Faught served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

In mid-July 2011, Faught announced he would run in 2012 for a seat representing Oklahoma in the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat was held by Democrat Dan Boren, who did not be seek a fifth term in office.[3] Faught faced Markwayne Mullin, Wayne Pettigrew, Dustin Rowe, Dwayne Thompson, and Dakota Wood in the primary on June 26, 2012. He was defeated by Markwayne Mullin in a runoff election on August 28, 2012, after no candidate received enough of the votes to win the nomination in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012.[1][4]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 2 Runoff Election Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarkwayne Mullin 56.8% 12,059
George Faught 43.2% 9,167
Total Votes 21,226

[5]

Ads

On May 24, 2012, Faught released a 30-second campaign ad titled, "When I got to Washington."


"When I go to Washington"

On June 20, 2012, Faught released a second ad titled, "The Only Candidate."


"When I go to Washington"

"Gov. Mike Huckabee supports George Faught"

In May, Faught released a radio ad, touting Mike Huckabee's endorsement.

Endorsements

  • Gov. Mike Huckabee[6]
  • Concerned Women for America
  • Family Research Council
  • Former OK GOP chairman Gary Jones

2010

Faught won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed. The general election was November 2, 2010.[7] Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Faught won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[8] $136,105 was raised for this campaign.[9]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 14
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png GEORGE FAUGHT (R) 7,449
EUGENE BLANKENSHIP (D) 5,962

Polls

2012 election

A Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates poll commissioned by the Mullin campaign shows Mullin leading the GOP field.[10]

Oklahoma's Congressional District 2, 2012
Poll Markwayne Mullin (R) George Faught (R)Wayne Pettigrew (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
[1]
(June 4-5, 2012)
30%15%4%34%+/-4.9400
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 editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

2012

As of March 31, 2012, Faught raised $294,898 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $141,911, leaving him with $152,987 cash on hand. Of that, 93 percent came from individual contributions, five percent came from PAC contributions, and two percent came from candidate self-financing.[11]

2010

In 2010, a year in which Faught was up for re-election, he collected $66,875 in donations.[12]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Oklahoma House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to George Faught's campaign in 2010
Oklahoma Society Of Anesthesiologists$3,000
Smith, Luther$2,550
Young, Ryker$2,500
Oklahoma Public Employees Association$2,000
Koch Industries$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $66,875

2008

In 2008, Faught collected $136,105 in donations.[13]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
MEINDERS, HERMAN $5,000
MUSKOGEE COUNTY REPUBLICANS $4,000
HARVEY, RALPH L $3,000
ROBERTS, JEFF $3,000
INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF OKLAHOMA $2,500
$2,500 $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 14
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Arthur Hulbert (R)