OK House District: HD 60
Party Affiliation: Republican
Prior to first being elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2016 and re-elected for a second term in 2018, Rhonda Baker was a middle school English teacher who had spent nearly two decades in the profession at the middle school, high school, and collegiate level. In addition, she and her husband, Les, also an educator, are owners of a successful small irrigation business.
As a member of the House, she has developed a reputation as a strong and articulate advocate on education issues, serving as the chair of the House Common Education Committee and as a member of the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Education. She has been appointed as a member of Judiciary committee and the full Appropriations and Budget committee. Representative Baker was recently presented with the Rising Star Award by the State Chamber of Commerce for her role as a legislative leader in the business community. She was one of 11 select legislators chosen from a pool of legislative applicants within the Southern region to attend the Center for the Advancement of Leadership Skills (CALS). Additionally, she was one of two legislators chosen as an Early Learning Fellows from NCSL and considers it one of her greatest honors to have been appointed to serve as a Commissioner on the Commission of the Status of Women. Representative Baker is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a master’s degree in Education. She and her husband have three children.