Frank Lucas (Oklahoma politician)
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—almost half of the state's land mass.
|Ranking Member of the House Science Committee|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Eddie Bernice Johnson|
|Chair of the House Agriculture Committee|
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Collin Peterson|
|Succeeded by||Mike Conaway|
|Member of the|
U.S. House of Representatives
|Assumed office |
May 10, 1994
|Preceded by||Glenn English|
|Constituency||6th district (1994–2003)|
3rd district (2003–present)
Frank Dean Lucas
January 6, 1960
Cheyenne, Oklahoma, U.S.
Lynda Bradshaw (m. 1988)
|Education||Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (BS)|
United States House of RepresentativesEdit
- Committee on Agriculture
- Committee on Financial Services
- Committee on Science, Space and Technology
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.
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Oklahoma House of RepresentativesEdit
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 RepresentativesEdit
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 former Governor and U.S. Senator David L. Boren, former president of the University of Oklahoma. 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 the western portion of the Tulsa metro area (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 primaryEdit
In the 2014 Republican primary, Lucas won 83% of the vote. 12% went to Robert Hubbard; and 5% went to Timothy Ray Murray.
|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.
|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%|
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.
- "Members". Congressional Western Caucus. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- "H.R. 4413 – All Actions". United States Congress. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
- Pagliocca, Theresa (April 14, 2014). "Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act (H.R. 4413) Receives House Committee Approval". DTCC. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
- "CBO – H.R. 4413". Congressional Budget Office. May 19, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2014.
- "Oklahoma – Summary Vote Results June 25, 2014 – 05:28PM ET" Associated Press
- "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Archived from the original on July 25, 2007. Retrieved January 10, 2008.
- "About Frank".
- Congressman Frank Lucas official U.S. House site
- Frank Lucas for Congress
- Frank Lucas at Curlie
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 6th congressional district
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district
| Chair of the House Agriculture Committee
Eddie Bernice Johnson
| Ranking Member of the House Science Committee
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority