|Oklahoma House of Representatives District 59|
|2008 - Present|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||12 years total in state legislative chambers|
|Bachelor's||Oklahoma Christian University (1997)|
|Place of birth||Kingfisher, Oklahoma|
|Profession||Sanders Funeral Service|
Sanders graduated with a degree in History and Pre-Law from Oklahoma Christian University in 1997. He is employed by Sanders Funeral Service; served as senior advisor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service; and was deputy chief of staff for Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture. He and his wife, Nellie Taylor, have one child, Davis.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sanders served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture and Wildlife|
|• Appropriations and Budget|
|• Energy and Aerospace|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sanders served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture, Wildlife, and Environment|
|• Energy & Utility Regulation|
|• Human Services, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sanders served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Agriculture & Rural Development|
|• Energy & Utility Regulation|
Sanders ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 59. Sanders defeated Rodney Hiebert in the Republican primary on June 26 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives District 59 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Mike Sanders Incumbent||94.9%||2,916|
Sanders won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 59|
|MIKE SANDERS (R)||11,094|
|DONALD EDWARD RUSSELL (D)||2,929|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, a year in which Sanders was up for re-election, he collected $77,448 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Oklahoma House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Sanders's campaign in 2010|
|Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association||$2,500|
|Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma||$2,500|
|Nichols, J Larry||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$77,448|
In 2008, Sanders collected $123,443 in donations.
These were the largest contributors in 2008.
|OKLAHOMA CITY BUSINESS COUNCIL||$5,000|
|GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY LEGISLATIVE CMTE||$5,000|
|SANDERS, MICHAEL A||$3,000|
|SANDERS, MR DELL & FRANCES||$3,000|
|FUNK, ROBERT A||$2,500|
|NEW CENTENNIAL PAC||$2,500|
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- House website
- Project Vote Smart biographical profile
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Representative Sanders' facebook
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
- Oklahoma State Election Board - Unofficial 2012 primary results
- Oklahoma State Board of Elections, "Official 2012 Primary Results," June 26, 2012
- Oklahoma House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- "2008 campaign contributions"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- 2008 contributions
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