Former small business owner and licensed insurance producer Amanda Teegarden has formally announced her candidacy for State Senate District 39.
Teegarden is the former executive director of a non-profit organization where she spent her time researching legislation and teaching others across the state and country how to make a positive impact in their local government.
Teegarden is a lifelong Republican and has been active within the Tulsa County Republican Party for many years. She and husband Mark have two children and one grandchild.
“Over the last 10 years of effective political involvement I have been asked many times to run for elected office,” Teegarden said. “The timing was never right – until now. More than ever, it is evident that now is the time for people of faith and determination to step up and serve in the Oklahoma Legislature.”
State Senate District 39 encompasses a large part of Midtown, from 11th Street and Yale Avenue to the Creek Turnpike.
“I am not running to be a career politician, I am running to be a citizen legislator with a heart for the people of Oklahoma and desire to bring my common sense conservative ideas to the table,” Teegarden said. “For these reasons I have decided to run for Senate District 39 in Tulsa. I would appreciate your prayers and support in this effort.”
Senate District 39 will be vacated by Senator Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, who is term limited in 2016.
Fellow Republican Dave Rader has also formally announced for the race for District 39.
For more information, go to www.amandateegarden.com.