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
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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
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 Oklahoma City Golf and Country
Club and the Gaillardia Country Club, 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.
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 417C
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Executive Assistant: Kathy Townsend
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Oklahoma City, OK 73120
District Information: District 40
Zip codes Represented
- 73008, 73106, 73107, 73112,
73114 ,73116, 73118, 73120, 73122, 73127, and 73132.
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