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Katie Henke
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 71
In office
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$147/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in the legislature
High schoolCascia Hall Preparatory School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama
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Katie Henke is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives representing District 71.

Henke was also a candidate in the February 14, 2012 special election for District 71. The special election was called to fill the vacancy created when Daniel Sullivan (R) resigned in order to take a position as CEO of the Grand River Dam Authority.[1]


  • University of Alabama, Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Development
  • 1999: Cascia Hall Preparatory School

Committee assignments


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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development and Financial Services
Tourism and International Relations


2012 (General)

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Henke ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 71. Henke defeated Evelyn L. Rogers in the Republican primary on June 26 and defeated Dan Arthrell in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Henke 53.2% 7,364
     Democratic Dan Arthrell 46.8% 6,471
Total Votes 13,835
Oklahoma House of Representatives District 71 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Henke 86% 2,064
Evelyn L. Rogers 14% 335
Total Votes 2,399

2012 (Special)

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Henke faced Dan Arthrell (D) in the special election on April 3, 2012. Both candidates won primaries on February 14, 2011. The race took place in the state's new legislative districts.[6]

Note: This election was invalidated. The initial count gave Arthrell a three-vote lead over Henke. After a recount on April 11, Henke took the lead by one vote and the local election board certified the results. However, after the recount, two more ballots were found under a machine--both cast for Arthrell. On April 17, the Oklahoma Supreme Court put a stay on state certification until the court could review the results. On April 30, the Supreme Court ruled the election invalid, saying that the winner could not be determined with "mathematical certainty" as required by Oklahoma law. Given the approaching general election, another special election was not scheduled to fill the seat.[7][8][9][10]

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Preceded by
Daniel Sullivan (R)
Oklahoma House of Representatives District 14
Succeeded by