Rhonda Baker

Candidate Details

OK House District: HD 60

Website:

https://www.rhondabakerforok.com/?fbclid=IwAR1w2qIW1R9MRmtTa2wpFQf8MX4weJpPPKt2TSr92ufkcHtWsoQaREBKtHM

Email:

rhonda.baker@okhouse.gov

Phone:

(405) 256-4750

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/reprhondabaker

Biography

This candidate does not have a Democratic opponent and will therefore serve as the next Representative for this district.

A strong leader for Oklahoma, Rhonda Baker was elected to the House of Representatives in 2016. She represents House District 60, which comprises of parts of Canadian and Caddo counties, including Carnegie, El Reno, Hinton, Union City and parts of Yukon.

Prior to being elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Rhonda was a middle school English teacher who spent nearly two decades in the profession at the middle school, high school and collegiate level. While a teacher, Rhonda worked with students in many organizations and served as an academic team coach, cross country coach, track coach and student council advisor.

Rhonda 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, Les, also an educator, have been married 26 years and are the owners of a successful small irrigation business. They have three children who all attended Yukon Public Schools.

Despite serving as a first-term representative, Rhonda’s leadership ability quickly garnered attention across the state. She is the first member of her freshman legislative class to receive a chairmanship. She is currently leads the Common Education Committee as chairwoman. Rhonda was a recipient of the State Chamber of Oklahoma Rising Star Award, an award given to one representative and senator in each freshman class who are strong voices for Oklahoma’s small businesses. Rhonda also received recognition from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau as a member of their 100% club for voting in favor of issues important to Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers.

Rhonda is a strong voice for House District 60 at the State Capitol and continues to work for her constituents.

Platform Issues

Pro-life

100% voting record supporting Pro-Life Issues

Education

Rep. Baker fought to improve teacher pay and increased funding to our schools to improve educational outcomes. "This past session saw a historic increase in teacher pay and 19% additional funding. My voters told me to 'help education,' and I did."

Taxes

Fought against the repeal of the Capital Gains tax exemption and an increase in income taxes. "These two issues protect our agricultural community, small business owners, retirees as well as those on a fixed income. My farmers and small business owners asked for protection, and I protected them."

Economics

Fought to ensure state agencies would not receive another year of crippling budget cuts. "This year has been the strongest fiscal outlook in 10 years. We have worked dilligently to provide economic stability to our state.

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