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Frank Lucas
American politician

Frank Lucas

Frank Lucas
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Intro American politician
Is Politician
From United States of America
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 6 January 1960, Cheyenne, USA
Age 62 years
Star sign Capricorn
Politics Republican Party
Education
Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Bachelor of Science (-1982)
Frank Lucas
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Biography

Frank Dean Lucas (born January 6, 1960) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district, since 2003, having previously represented the 6th district, from 1994 to 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party and serves as the ranking minority member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. His district, numbered as the 6th district from 1994 to 2003, is the largest congressional district in the state and one of the largest in the nation that does not cover an entire state. It covers 34,088.49 square miles and stretches from the Panhandle to the fringes of the Tulsa suburbs, covering almost half of the state's land mass.

United States House of Representatives

Committee assignments

  • Committee on Agriculture
  • Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
  • Committee on Science, Space and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Environment

Caucus memberships

  • Congressional Western Caucus

Legislation

On April 7, 2014, Lucas introduced the Customer Protection and End User Relief Act (H.R. 4413; 113th Congress) into the House. The bill would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through 2018 and amend some provisions of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Political campaigns

Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas speaks at a town hall meeting held in the Pioneer Technology Center in Ponca City, Oklahoma on September 26, 2011.

Oklahoma House of Representatives

He first ran for the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1984 as a Republican against the incumbent Democrat, narrowly losing. A second attempt in 1986 also fell short, but he won in 1988. He lost in 1990 after the legislature made his district somewhat friendlier to Democrats. However, he returned in 1992.

U. S. House of Representatives

In 1994, 6th district Congressman Glenn English stepped down to become a lobbyist for rural electric cooperatives. Lucas won the Republican nomination for the special election on May 10. He faced Dan Webber, press secretary to U.S. Senator David L. Boren. The 6th was already by far the largest in the state, stretching from the Panhandle to the town of Spencer, in the far northeastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area. However, the state legislature had redrawn it so that it included many poor Oklahoma City neighborhoods that had never voted Republican. Lucas scored a major upset; he won by eight percentage points, carrying 18 of the district's 24 counties. His victory has been seen by some pundits as an early sign of the wave six months later that saw the Republicans take control of the House for the first time in 40 years. Lucas himself won a full term in that wave with 70 percent of the vote. He has been re-elected seven times, never dropping below 59 percent of the vote, and even ran unopposed in 2002 and 2004.

Lucas' district was renumbered as the 3rd after Oklahoma lost a district in the 2000 Census. His already vast district was made even larger. He lost most of his share of Oklahoma City, which was home to 60 percent of the district's population. He once represented much of the downtown area, including the site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. He still represents that portion of the city located in Canadian County. To make up for this large population loss, the 3rd was pushed further to the east, picking up several of Tulsa's western suburbs (including a small portion of Tulsa itself) and some rural areas. As a result, his district now includes 48.5 percent of the state's landmass, and is nearly as large as the state's other four districts combined.

2014 Republican primary

In the 2014 Republican primary, Lucas won 83% of the vote. 12% went to Robert Hubbard; and 5% went to Timothy Ray Murray.

Frank Lucas (116th Congress)

Electoral history

Year Democratic Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
1992 Glenn English * 134,734 68% Bob Anthony 64,068 32%
1994 Jeffrey S. Tollett 45,399 30% Frank D. Lucas 106,961 70%
1996 Paul M. Barby 64,173 36% Frank D. Lucas 113,499 64%
1998 Paul M. Barby 43,555 33% Frank D. Lucas 85,261 65% Ralph B. Finkle, Jr. Independent 2,455 2%
2000 Randy Beutler 63,106 39% Frank D. Lucas 95,635 59% Joseph V. Cristiano Libertarian 2,435 2%

* English resigned mid-term, and Lucas won the special election to succeed him against Democratic opponent Dan Webber.

Year Democratic Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct 3rd Party Party Votes Pct
2002 (no candidate) Frank D. Lucas 148,206 76% Robert T. Murphy Independent 47,884 24%
2004 (no candidate) Frank D. Lucas 215,510 82% Gregory M. Wilson Independent 46,621 18%
2006 Sue Barton 61,749 33% Frank D. Lucas 128,042 67%
2008 Frankie Robbins 62,297 24% Frank D. Lucas 184,306 70% Forrest Michael Independent 17,756 7%
2010 Frankie Robbins 45,684 22% Frank D. Lucas 161,915 78%

Personal life

Lucas is a fifth-generation Oklahoman; his family has farmed in western Oklahoma for over 100 years. He lives in Cheyenne with his wife, Lynda. They have three children and three grandchildren.

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