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{{tnr}}'''Markwayne Mullin''' is a [[Republican| Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oklahoma]]. Mullin represents [[Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district]] and was first elected in 2012.  
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{{tnr}}'''Markwayne Mullin''' (b. July 26, 1977 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a [[Republican| Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Oklahoma]]. Mullin represents [[Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district]] and was first elected in 2012.  
  
 
Mullin ran against and defeated [[George Faught]] 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.<ref name="results">[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/OK/39733/89386/Web01/en/summary.html ''Oklahoma Elections Division'' "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012]</ref><ref name="us>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/OK_US_House_0828.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House runoff primary results" Accessed August 28, 2012]</ref> He then defeated [[Rob Wallace]] (D) [[Michael Fulks]] (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>
 
Mullin ran against and defeated [[George Faught]] 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.<ref name="results">[http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/OK/39733/89386/Web01/en/summary.html ''Oklahoma Elections Division'' "Election Results" Accessed June 26, 2012]</ref><ref name="us>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/OK_US_House_0828.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP Results'' "U.S. House runoff primary results" Accessed August 28, 2012]</ref> He then defeated [[Rob Wallace]] (D) [[Michael Fulks]] (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map"]</ref>

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Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin.jpg
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBrad Carson (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$1,704,561
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolStilwell High School
Associate'sOklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Bachelor'sMissouri Valley College (attended)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 26, 1977
Place of birthTulsa, Oklahoma
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Net worth$1,917,015
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Markwayne Mullin campaign logo
Markwayne Mullin (b. July 26, 1977 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Oklahoma. Mullin represents Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district and was first elected in 2012.

Mullin ran against and defeated George Faught 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] He then defeated Rob Wallace (D) Michael Fulks (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Mullin is a more moderate right of center Republican Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Republican Party line more than his fellow members.

Biography

Mullin is the youngest of seven children and was raised in Westville, Oklahoma. At the age of 19, he took over his father's business. Today, Mullin Plumbing is one of the successful companies Mullin owns in the state of Oklahoma. Mullin is also a rodeo enthusiast and avid hunter.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Mullin's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1996: Attended Missouri Valley College
  • 2010: Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, earned his A.D.
  • 1996-Present: Owner, Mullin Plumbing
  • 2013-Preseent: United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Mullin serves on the following committees:[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Mullin won election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Oklahoma's 2nd District. Mullin defeated George Faught, Wayne Pettigrew, Dustin Rowe, Dwayne Thompson, and Dakota Wood in the June 26, 2012 primary. He then defeated George Faught 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][6] He went on to defeat Rob Wallace (D) Michael Fulks (I) in the November 6, 2012 general election.

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rob Wallace 38.3% 96,081
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarkwayne Mullin 57.3% 143,701
     Independent Michael Fulks 4.3% 10,830
Total Votes 250,612
Source: Oklahoma Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary Runoff-August 28, 2012

U.S. House of Representatives Runoff Election, Oklahoma, Congressional District 2 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

[7]

Ads

On June 14, 2012, the Conservative Action Fund - a group dedicated to electing Conservative leaders - began running radio ads supporting Mullin in the GOP primary. CAF Chairman Shaun McCutcheon said, "Markwayne has the conservative values and private sector experience that Washington needs."[8]


On May 24, 2012, Mullin released an ad titled, "In His Own Words."

On May 7, the Mullin campaign released a 30-second ad titled, "Businessman, Family Man, Rancher"

Campaign controversy

Mullin came under intense scrutiny concerning his possible ties to a former employee of Mullin Plumbing who was arrested in 2009 and convicted on federal gun charges. The employee, a Timothy Lee Saylor, had previously been convicted on several felony charges in California. Mullin has said that Saylor did not face a background check because he came into Mullin Plumbing after the company purchased another firm. The question of Mullin's ties to Saylor comes by way of a 2009 affidavit that references a "straw purchase" of a handgun that was in Saylor's possession. At the time, local police did not investigate because they found it reasonable that Mullin did not know Saylor was a convicted felon.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mullin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Mullin raised a total of $1,704,561 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[10]

Markwayne Mullin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Oklahoma, District 2) Won $1,704,561
Grand Total Raised $1,704,561

2012

Breakdown of the source of Mullin's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Mullin won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Mullin's campaign committee raised a total of $1,704,561 and spent $1,681,458.[11]

Polls

2012 election

A Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates poll commissioned by the Mullin campaign shows Mullin leading the GOP field.[12]

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%7%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.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Mullin is a "centrist Republican follower" as of June 4, 2013.[13]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Mullin missed 0 of 108 roll call votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. [14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Mullin's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,141,030 to $2,693,000. That averages to $1,917,015, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232.[15]

Voting with party

2013

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Mullin has voted with the Republican Party 94.8% of the time. This ranked 181st among the 233 House Republicans as of June 2013.[16]

Personal

Mullin has been married to his high school sweetheart, Christie, for 14 years. They have three children.

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Preceded by
Brad Carson
U.S. House of Representatives - Oklahoma District 2
2013–present
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