OK Senate District: SD 17
Party Affiliation: Republican
Youth & Music Minister, Small Business Owner, Author, & One-Proud Father Brandon Baumgarten is a Christian Conservative Republican running for the Oklahoma State Senate District 17. Brandon’s wife, April, is a public school teacher and together they have a one beautiful daughter, Bella. Baumgarten is a small business owner, professional speaker, interview coach, youth pastor, and book author, presenting to over 150 audiences a year nationwide. He served the Oklahoma FFA Association State Secretary, State President, and as a National Officer Candidate from 2011-2013 and he graduated as Outstanding Senior in Agricultural Leadership from Oklahoma State University. He is a Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Presenter and recently served the state as the founder of the Oklahoma Hour of Prayer. He is a two-time Barnes Noble author of the recent book The Habitat for Holiness and Caught Up & Called Out. He was also awarded the Oklahoma NEXTGEN Top 30 Under 30 Award. He and his wife April live in Shawnee and just had their first child.
Now more than ever, we need free market mindset representing our voice in the Oklahoma State Senate. As we've recently experienced the COVID-19 situation, we've learned that Doctors, nurses, and other medical professions may need laws relaxed so they can care for our people faster and more efficiently. At the same time, consumers need more affordable options, transparent pricing, and competitive rates for insurance.
Did you know that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has a rolling "8 year plan" updating every year? In other words, we know what is coming up on the horizon. We know what roads or bridges that need to be fixed far in advance by strategic planning from certain professions in the infrastructure industry. I will always support improving this, providing more resources to the infrastructure world, so we may be able to have new companies desire to plant their businesses right here in our district or state.
Right to Life
We were endowed by our Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The first of these rights is life. It must be valued from the first moment of life to the final moment of life. We must always fight for every stage of life from beginning to end.