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Markwayne Mullin

Preceded by  Dan Boren
Name  Markwayne Mullin
Religion  Pentecostal

Occupation  Plumber, rancher
Political party  Republican
Spouse  Christie Mullin (m. 1997)
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Born  July 26, 1977 (age 38) Tulsa, Oklahoma (1977-07-26)
Website  Representative Markwayne Mullin
Role  United States Representative
Office  Representative (R-OK 2nd District) since 2013
Residence  Westville, Oklahoma, United States
Education  Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (2010)
Children  Andrew Mullin, Ivy Mullin, Lynette Mullin, Jim Mullin, Larra Mullin
Similar People  Jim Bridenstine, Tom Cole, Frank Lucas, James Lankford, Steve Russell
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Markwayne Mullin (born July 26, 1977) is an American politician and businessman who has been the United States representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district since 2013. He owns several businesses, which he took over at twenty, when his father became ill. Mullin, a member of the Republican Party, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2012 elections, succeeding Democratic representative Dan Boren.

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Early life and education

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Mullin was born on July 26, 1977 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Stilwell High School in Stilwell, Oklahoma. He attended Missouri Valley College in 1996, but did not graduate. Mullin received an associate in applied sciences degree in construction technology from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, in 2010.

Business career

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Mullin took over his family's business, Mullin Plumbing, at the age of twenty, when his father fell ill. He also owns Mullin Properties, Mullin Farms and Mullin Services.

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He hosted House Talk, a home improvement radio program, on Tulsa station KFAQ and syndicated across Oklahoma.

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Despite describing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 as a "horrible waste of tax dollars", his plumbing business, which he inherited from his father, accepted contracts of approximately $370,000 in government funding from that program.

2012 election

Incumbent Democratic U.S. congressman Dan Boren decided to retire in 2012. Mullin declared his candidacy for the 2012 elections to the United States House of Representatives to represent Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district in September 2011. In the six-candidate Republican primary, Mullin ranked first with 42% of the vote, failing to reach the over 50% threshold. State representative George Faught ranked second with 22% of the vote. In the run-off primary election, Mullin defeated Faught 57%–43%.

The second has historically been a classic "Yellow Dog" Democratic district. However, it has steadily trended Republican, as Tulsa's suburbs have spilled into the northern portion of the district. For these reasons, Mullin was thought to have a good chance of winning the election. In the general election, Mullin defeated the Democratic candidate, Rob Wallace, a former district attorney, 57%–38%. He became the first Republican to represent the district, since Tom Coburn in 2001, and only the second since 1921.

Miami Tribe revocation

On February 5, 2014, Mullin introduced the bill To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe (H.R. 4002; 113th Congress), which would accept the request of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to revoke the charter of incorporation issued to that tribe and ratified by its members on June 1, 1940.

2017 town hall comments

In April of 2017, Mullin drew criticism when he was recorded during a town hall meeting telling his constituents that it was "bullcrap" that taxpayers pay his salary. He said, "I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got here and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go.” According to the January 2012 Congressional Research Service, the salary of a U.S. representative is $174,000 per year, and benefits include allowances, cost-of-living adjustments, enrollment in a pension, health benefits, personnel, mail and office expenses, and a travel allowance.

Running for a fourth term

During the 2012 campaign, Mullin promised to serve for only three terms, totaling six years. However, in July of 2017, Mullin released an eleven minute video announcing that he would indeed run for a fourth term, saying he was ill-advised when he made the promise to only serve three terms.

Committee assignments

  • Committee on Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
  • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
  • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
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    Personal life

    He and his wife, Christie, live in Westville, a few miles from the Arkansas border, and have five children. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, and is one of two Native Americans in the 113th Congress. The other Native American is fellow Oklahoma Republican Tom Cole, a member of the Chickasaw Nation.

    Mullin is a former professional mixed martial arts fighter and is listed in the Sherdog Fight Finder with a 3-0 professional record.

    References

    Markwayne Mullin Wikipedia


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