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OKCPS Board Member Mark Mann to Seek Senate Seat

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

Education, Health Care, Economic and Workforce Development Top Priorities

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 16, 2023 – With education, health care, economic and workforce development as top priorities, Oklahoma City School Board member Mark Mann announced today he will seek election to the State Senate.

Mann, a longtime resident of Senate District 46 in Oklahoma City, will be on the ballot in 2024, when current Senator Kay Floyd leaves office due to term limits.

“I have seen Mark Mann’s advocacy for public education in action,” said Paula Lewis, Oklahoma City School Board Chair. “Mark fights tirelessly for all kids. He is a leader who sees opportunity where others see only problems; he knows the value of a free, quality public education, and he would be a fantastic senator.”

“We all know that Oklahoma needs strong public school advocates for our children and communities. That is why I am pleased to support Mark Mann. Mark is a man of integrity, strength, knowledge, and will represent the Senate District 46 constituents with compassion and a vision that moves Oklahoma forward for all of us” said Jena Nelson, teacher and former candidate for State Superintendent.

According to Mann, “Our schools are under attack from extremists who want to profit off of a voucher scheme. I’ll fight to stop vouchers, increase teacher pay, increase funding for our schools, provide mental health resources to our students and families, and will always respect our teachers for the professionals they are.”

“Oklahoma is in a healthcare crisis. We must focus on increasing access to healthcare for our most vulnerable communities, and we need leaders who will bring sanity to health care policy discussions,” Mann said. “Too many legislators are giving credence to conspiracy theorists and extremists. I trust health care professionals, and I will listen to them on issues concerning health care policy including allowing these professionals and their female patients to make reproductive decisions without government interference .”

Mann, 51, has been married to his wife, Tonya who is a lifelong educator, since 2005. They have two children, Alex and Andrew.

Owner of an insurance agency, Mann previously worked for State Superintendent Sandy Garrett at the State Department of Education. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a degree in International Government.

As the Oklahoma City metro continues to grow, we need state incentives and programs aligned to ensure economic development happens in all of our communities. Additionally, with technological advances and increased growth in the aviation and biotech fields, the state must focus on a robust workforce development initiative that is capable of supplying the employees these new companies will demand.”

“As a business owner, father and school board member, Mark knows the impact policy can have,” said former Democratic Leader Scott Inman. “He will stand up for families while advocating for sensible policies, so we can grow our economy and create opportunities for more Oklahomans. I am proud to support Mark Mann in this race.”

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These 160+ people from Senate District 46, Oklahoma City and community leaders across the state that trust Mark to get the job done!

Kim & The Honorable Brad Henry Linda & The Honorable Drew Edmondson Rhonda & The Honorable David Walters The Honorable Collin Walke The Honorable Mickey Dollens The Honorable Forrest Bennett The Honorable Meg McElhaney The Honorable Debbie & Dr. Bob Blackburn The Honorable Jason Dunnington The Honorable Robert S.Kerr, III The Honorable Ryan Kiesel The Honorable Paula Lewis The Honorable Dr. Silvya Kirk The Honorable Cody Graves The Honorable Cal Hobson The Honorable Gloria Torres The Honorable Scott Inman The Honorable Adam Graham The Honorable Clay Pope Beverly & The Honorable Don Davis Danielle & Lance Phillips Amy & Dillion Curran Jena Nelson Sheryl Lovelady George Krumme Emily Lang Emilee Eppler Dr. Rick Cobb Chelsea Abney Bill Anderson Dr. Faizah Bahtti Lou Barlow Ginger Barnes Brandon Beard Kay Harley & Vic Bird Joanna Blackstock Dr. Marion Paden Leslie Blair Gina Bonner Dr. Laura Boyd Alex Braden Scott Braden Shelly & Bill Hickman Lee Ann Bratten DeArman Barbara & Marc Brockhaus Dena Shackelford Katherine Farley & Paul Brockhaus Lisa & Bill Bullard Adra & David Cheek Brad Clark Allyson Coffee Sally Cole & Paula Hardeman Andre Coleman Tammy Conover Steve Cortes Adriane Covington Graham Don & LoriCox Chris Culver David Darby Casey Davis Dr. DeAnn Davis Dr. Ashley Davis Dr. Seana Dean Shelly Douglas Drew Dugan Dr. Marny Dunlap Amanda & Owen Shackelford Jay Parmley

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