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Weldon Watson
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Oklahoma House of Representatives District 79
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$147/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Personal
BirthdayDecember 8, 1947
ProfessionExecutive, Oil and Gas Industry (retired)
ReligionAssembly of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification

Weldon Watson (b. December 8, 1947) is a Republican member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He has represented District 79 since 2006. Watson is the current Majority Caucus Leader. He previously served as Deputy Majority Whip.

Biography

Watson has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1970. In his professional life, Watson is a retired oil and gas industry executive.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Budget
Energy and Aerospace, Vice-chair
Rules
Utility and Environmental Regulation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Election history

2012

See also: Oklahoma House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watson ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 79. Watson defeated challenger Lois Jacobs in the June 26 Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election that took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Oklahoma House of Representatives District 79 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWeldon Watson Incumbent 73.1% 2,200
Lois Jacobs 26.9% 811
Total Votes 3,011

2010

Watson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary. He was also unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.

2008

On November 4, 2008, Watson won re-election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[4] $59,150 was raised for this campaign.[5]

Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 79
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png WELDON WATSON (R) 9,705
CHAD HAWKINS (D) 5,397

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Watson was up for re-election, he collected $28,550 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Oklahoma House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Weldon Watson's campaign in 2010
Watson, Weldon$7,500
Oneok Inc$2,300
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma$2,000
Chickasaw Nation$1,500
Oklahoma Association Of Electric Cooperatives$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $28,550

2008

In 2008, Watson collected $59,150 in donations.[7]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
WATSON, WELDON $7,500
CHOCTAW NATION OF OKLAHOMA $2,500
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY $2,500
OKLAHOMA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION $2,500
KYLE, DAVID $2,000

Personal

Watson and his wife, Cheyrle, have two children: Matthew and Stephen.

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