Congresswoman Kendra Horn represents Oklahoma’s 5th District. That includes Oklahoma City, Edmond and Shawnee. Part of Oklahoma County falls within the district’s boundaries, as well as all of Pottawatomie and Seminole counties.
The Congresswoman was born just south of the district, in Chickasha. She is a fifth-generation Oklahoman and fourth-generation Girl Scout. She attended Oklahoma schools all the way through college when she attended the University of Tulsa. She studied law at SMU’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas.
She practiced as an attorney until she accepted a role as the press secretary to United States Congressman Brad Carson (OK-02). After her time on the Hill, Congresswoman Horn worked in the space and aeronautics industry. She managed government affairs for the nonprofit Space Foundation before taking over its communications and media relations division. That organization advocates for the global space community, advancing civic, commercial and national security space issues. She returned to Oklahoma and became the executive director of Sally’s List, a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains and supports women who run for political office at the state and local level. Most recently, she founded Women Lead Oklahoma, a nonpartisan nonprofit that encourages women to participate in civic life.
Congresswoman Kendra Horn serves on two committees: the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee.
The powerful House Armed Services Committee is considered one of the least partisan in Congress. This committee oversees and works with the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. Its work includes general defense policy and oversight, military base acquisition, counter-drug initiatives and non-proliferation programs.
The Congresswoman serves on two armed services subcommittees. The Subcommittee on Readiness handles policy issues such as base family housing, civilian and contract workforce, military construction, training, logistics and maintenance. She is the vice chair of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. It handles policy issues such as strategic and nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, nuclear safety, missile defense, and space.
The Science, Space and Technology Committee has broad powers, overseeing the science aspects of a dozen federal agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation. Horn is the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. That subcommittee handles national space policy, which now more than ever is multifaceted and far-reaching. It tackles who has access to space, from low-earth orbit to deep space. This policy field can cover commercial uses, such as tourism and communication infrastructure, but it can also include national security measures, international space cooperation and research. The Congresswoman is also a member of the Subcommittee on Energy. This subcommittee also tackles a broad range. It can include commercial application of energy technology; nuclear, solar and renewable energy policy; Department of Energy waste management; pipeline research and development and energy standards.
Chair of the Day
Larry Stone owns Fourstone Consulting, a technology consulting company. He has worked extensively in research and development of computer algorithms for hypertext solutions and large scale web application development. He has been a member of OKC Rotary since 2000 and served as club secretary, sergeant at arms, and chaired several committees. He currently serves as club foundation chair and the district Global Grants Chair. He is married to Dana and they have two children and four grandchildren.