After serving four years in the U.S. House of Representatives, James Lankford was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 4, 2014, to finish the remaining two years of retiring Senator Tom Coburn’s term, which will end January 2017.
As chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, Lankford fights unnecessary and burdensome regulation and advocates for a more restrained federal government.
Personal faith, local decision-making, and opportunity for every person, regardless of their background, are core values for Senator Lankford. Before his time in Congress, from 1995 to 2009, James served as Director of Student Ministry at the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma and Director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp, the largest youth camp in the United States, with more than 51,000 individuals attending each summer.
James lives in Edmond with his wife Cindy. They have been married for over 20 years and have two daughters: Hannah and Jordan. He enjoys spending time with his family, sport shooting, and reading.
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Jerrod Shouse is the founder and president of Shouse Consulting, a government relations and public affairs firm in Oklahoma City.
Jerrod serves on the Board of Advisors for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, and the boards of directors for the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Arts Institute Foundation, and the Leadership Oklahoma City Alumni Board. He serves as a director for Club 29, is a Paul Harris Fellow, and previously served on the board of the Club 29 Foundation.