This candidate did not draw a Democratic opponent and will therefore be the Senator for this district without having to run in the general election.
Senator Chris Kidd from Waurika, is a 5th generation Oklahoman. He is the son of a rancher and a schoolteacher. A graduate of Waurika High School, Kidd received an Associate Degree in Agricultural Science from Murray State College, and then went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Kidd is also a graduate of the 2014 Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program and Leadership OKlahoma’s Entrepreneurial program.
Before being elected to the Senate, Kidd has worked for the Chickasaw Nation, serving on the economic development team, Bancfirst, as a branch manager, and was the Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Waurika High School. For the past 8 years, Kidd held several posts at the Oklahoma Farm Bureau where he served as a Field Representative, Director of State and National Affairs, and in 2014 was named Vice President of Membership. Kidd was elected to the OKlahoma state Senate in November of 2016. In addition to his work for the State Senate, Kidd and his father operate a cattle ranch in southern Oklahoma.
Senator Kidd also serves on his local Volunteer Fire department and is a member of Addington First Baptist Church.