William T. Fourkiller
|William T. Fourkiller|
|Oklahoma House of Representatives District 86|
|November 17, 2010 - Present|
|November 18, 2014|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||12 years total in state legislative chambers|
|Bachelor's||Northeastern State University, Oklahoma University Health Science Center|
|Place of birth||Tahlequah, Oklahoma|
Fourkiller earned a B.S. in Education from Northeastern State University and a second B.S. from Oklahoma University, Tulsa in Nursing. In his professional life, Fourkiller spent 12 years teaching elementary school students in Adair County before studying to become a registered nurse. He worked at W.W. Hastings Hospital until running for legislative office.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fourkiller served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Administrative Rules, Government Oversight and Repealer|
|• Long-Term Care and Senior Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fourkiller served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Administrative Rules and Government Oversight|
|• Long-Term Care & Senior Services|
Fourkiller ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma House District 86. Fourkiller ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 26 and defeated Russell Don Turner in the general election that took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oklahoma House of Representatives, District 86, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||William T. Fourkiller Incumbent||68.8%||7,366|
|Republican||Russell Don Turner||31.2%||3,346|
Fourkiller was initially defeated in the Democratic primary, falling to incumbent John Auffet (D). However, in the subsequent August 24 primary runoff election, Fourkiller defeated Auffet by a margin of 2,214-1,998. Fourkiller was unopposed in the November 2 general election. Vote totals were not reported for unopposed candidates.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Fourkiller raised a total of $25,448 in campaign funds. His top contributors were:
|United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma||$800|
Fourkiller and his wife Kerrie have one son, Toss.
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- Campaign contributions: 2010
John Auffet (D)
|Oklahoma House of Representatives - District 86
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