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Roger Ballenger

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Roger Ballenger
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Oklahoma State Senate District 8
In office
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 9
Assistant Minority Floor Leader, Oklahoma State Senate
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$147/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1969-1973
Date of birthSeptember 25, 1950
ProfessionElectrical Contractor
Office website
Roger Ballenger is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing the 8th District and currently serving as State Senate Minority Whip.

Ballenger attended Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology of Okmulgee. In addition to serving as senator, Ballenger works as an electrical contractor and is the operator/owner of a small beefmaster cattle operation.

Committee assignments


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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
General Government, Vice-chair
Public Safety
Veterans and Military Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ballenger served on the following committees:


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



See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010

Ballenger won re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate against Janica Edmonds (R).[1] Neither candidate was opposed in the primary election on July 27, 2010.[2]

Oklahoma State Senate, District 8
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Ballenger (D) 10,564
Janica Edmonds (R) 9,064


Ballenger raised $28,857 [3] for this campaign, in which he ran unopposed.[4]

District 8

Ballenger represents Oklahoma Senate District 8. Senate District 8 includes Okmulgee, Henryetta.

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ballenger received $91,486 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[5]

Oklahoma State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Ballenger's campaign in 2010
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma$5,000
Oklahoma Farm Bureau$4,000
Chickasaw Nation$3,000
Muscogee Creek Nation$2,000
Lewis, Gene$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $91,486


Below are Ballenger's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:

Contributor 2008 total
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $2,000
Center for Legislative Excellence $2,000
Gene Lewis $1,500
Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association $1,000
AFL-CIO $1,000

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Ballenger was born on September 25, 1950 and is married to Cimone. He has 1 daughter, Kimberly, 1 son, Clay, and 1 step daughter, Lindsay. Ballenger has a total of 4 grandchildren. Ballenger currently resides in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Contact information

Capitol Address
2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 528A
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-521-5588

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