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Reid is an Oklahoma City native - Sooner born and Sooner bred. He's an alumnus of Putnam City High School and the University of Oklahoma. He's spent over a quarter-century serving Oklahoma City media outlets. His diverse interests include everything from football to racing to aviation and meteorology. After hours, you can hear him on the Ham Radio bands, or catch him on his scooter evading the authorities (for about a block). E-mail Reid at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!
Have you ever sat in a committee hearing, wondering why a legislator is supporting or opposing a particular bill? Remember www.FollowTheMoney.org when you’re searching for answers. You can examine the complete records of who has contributed to those lawmakers’ campaigns, and how much they gave. (We leave it to you to fill in what contributors might expect in return.)
Here are some highlights from those reports:
The top five 2011–2012 donors, excepting political parties, to current Oklahoma legislators:
|Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma||$175,000|
|Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association||$156,600|
|Oklahoma Public Employees Association||$132,750|
The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives gave money to more legislators than any other donor, totaling $71,750 contributed to 72 percent of the Oklahoma legislature.
The top five economic sectors that contributed in 2011–2012 to current Oklahoma legislators:
|Energy and Natural Resources||$1,108,285|
|Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate||$877,566|
|Lawyers and Lobbyists||$791,111|
You can find more Oklahoma data here on our website.
We constantly update our website—watch for updated numbers as the data continues to come in. Our site now has 96 percent of the campaign finance reports available for Oklahoma legislators, all free for you to access.