Committee Assignments: Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure
Contacts: Chief of Staff: Karl Ahlgren Legislative Director: Brittnee Preston Twitter: @markwaynemullin
Experience: Rep. Mullin represents Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District previously held by conservative democrat Rep. Dan Boren, who did not run for re-election. Shortly after Mullin graduated from Stilwell High School, his father fell ill and the family’s small plumbing company encountered financial troubles. Markwayne was only 20 years old but he and his wife, Christie, took over with only six employees. He stabilized the business and diversified into other businesses that now employ over 120 people. Mullin was a highschool and college wrestler and he is a rodeo and mixed martial arts enthusiast as well as an avid hunter. Mullin is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and is one of only two Native Americans serving in the House — the other being Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma).
Importance: As a small business owner, Rep. Mullin is a fierce proponent of removing government regulations and lowering taxes. As a member of both the Natural Resources Committee and T&I Committee he is in an ideal position to advance the interests of his district which includes crucial ports, mineral deposits, and tribal lands. With an eye on removing government red tape, he is expected to be a reliable advocate for reforming permitting processes on federal lands.
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