Senator Cliff Branan - District 40
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Senator Cliff Branan

Occupation: Commercial Real Estate Broker
Education: University of Oklahoma, B.B.A. Finance
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2002 - present, Majority Whip - 2006, 2008, 2010 and Assistant Majority Floor Leader (2013)

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Party: Republican

Cliff Branan represents the 40th District of the Oklahoma State Senate. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, he received a B.A. in Finance from the University of Oklahoma after graduating from Heritage Hall. Branan has been a licensed commercial real estate broker for 30 years. In 1995, he started Branan Property Company which specializes in the sale and leasing of office properties.

Senator Branan is proudly married to the former Connell Sullivan, his lovely wife of 19 years. They have two children, Ford and Langley.

Branan serves in Leadership as Assistant Majority Floor Leader. In addition, in 2006, 2008 and 2010, he was elected by his caucus to serve as Majority Whip. Currently he serves as Chair of the Senate Energy, Telecommunication and Environment Committee and Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation. He also serves on the Appropriations, Rules and Transportation committees and the Joint Committee on State Tribal Relations. He previously served as the Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

Branan has been the primary author of numerous measures that have been signed into law and has been a key figure in legislative efforts to make Oklahoma a destination for job growth and prosperity. The Research Institute for Economic Development (RIED) has honored Branan with the Pathfinder Award, reserved for legislators who register the highest score on the organizationís rankings for pro-growth policy and leadership. Senator Branan has the highest score of any of the senior Senators with a cumulative score of 96.

Brananís leadership on energy policy has also earned the recognition of peers and industry leaders. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Energy Council (Dallas, Texas) and the Executive Committee of the Southern States Energy Board (Atlanta, Georgia). He is also the 2012-2013 National Chairman of CLEER, the Center for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research (Dallas, Texas).

Branan has twice been honored by the OIPA (Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association), the stateís largest oil and gas association, as Legislator of the Year. The organization selected Branan for the honor in 2006 and 2011.

As Chair of the Senate Transportation committee, Branan led landmark efforts to increase funding for county road and bridge repairs and construction. Transportation infrastructure improvements made possible by the legislation have supported Oklahomaís economic foundation and contributed to substantial growth and development across the state.

Branan is a member of Rotary Club 29 where he has 13 years of perfect attendance. He is also a member of The Lotus Club and the Committee of 100. Branan has volunteered with numerous charitable and philanthropic organizations. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and the Board of Directors of City Arts Center. He is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Class XVIII and the Tinker Air Force Base COMSTAR program.

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Committee Membership

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Office Information

Capitol Address
District Address
Senator Cliff Branan
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 417C
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5543
Executive Assistant: Kathy Townsend
7303 Lancet Lane
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
(405) 843-5064

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District Information: District 40

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Zip codes Represented

  • 73008, 73106, 73107, 73112, 73114 ,73116, 73118, 73120, 73122, 73127, and 73132.


Counties Represented

  • Oklahoma

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