OK House District: HD 50
Party Affiliation: Republican
Marcus McEntire is a fourth-generation resident of Stephens County. He was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives for House District 50 in 2016 (Stephens and Jefferson Counties). He attended both Comanche and Duncan Public Schools and upon graduation from Duncan High School, he attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in communication, earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Virginia. He received a full fellowship from the University of Virginia and his main areas of concentration were sociology of law, religion, and the family.
In 2003 Marcus, his wife, Leigh, and son Ian returned to Duncan – the community they love – to raise their family and expand their young and rapidly-growing business, Distinctive-Decor.com. Their daughter, Ainsley, was born in 2006. Marcus and Leigh own two small businesses in Duncan—Whitten Insurance Agency and Distinctive Decor—and both are located on Main Street. The couple purchased Whitten Insurance in 2018 from Leigh’s family; it is the longest established insurance agency in Duncan being in business since 1956. Their other business, Distinctive-Decor.com, was established in 1999. Their businesses have received numerous accolades including Top 10 outstanding Oklahoma entrepreneurs, the National Honor Roll of American Entrepreneurs, and platinum sales status with multiple product lines sold in their store. Marcus serves the Duncan community in many ways. He is a past president of the Duncan Rotary Club and regularly volunteers as a television auctioneer for the Rotary Auction, which clothes over 300 children in the Duncan community each year. He has served on the Duncan Regional Hospital Foundation board. The foundation helps our non-profit hospital raise funds to buy needed medical equipment and help those in need afford medical care costs. Marcus has served on the Advisory Committee for the Business Development Services Program at Red River Technology Center, the Gifted and Talented Advisory Board, and STEM advisory board for Duncan Public Schools.
The McEntires have attended the First United Methodist Church in Duncan since their return in 2003. Over the years, Marcus has served as a Sunday school teacher, worship leader, liturgist, staff-perish relations committee member, finance committee member, church council member, nominations committee member, and currently serves as a church trustee. Marcus has served as a Boy Scout leader for Troop 4434, where his son earned the Eagle Scout rank.