Occupation: Owner, Sweetgum Properties, Inc.
Education: Oklahoma State University, B.S.
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2010 - present
Hometown: Porter, Oklahoma
Sen. Kim David is proud to represent Senate District 18, serving portions of Cherokee, Mayes, Muskogee, Tulsa and Wagoner Counties. David has served in many leadership roles during her tenure at the Capitol. She had the distinction of becoming the first Republican woman to serve as Majority Whip and made history again in 2016 when she was chosen to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee—the first woman from either party to serve as chair. In 2018, David made history a third time when she became the first woman since statehood to be named Majority Leader for the Oklahoma State Senate.
As Majority Floor Leader, David serves as an ex-officio member of all committees along with the President Pro Tempore. She previously served as a member of the full Appropriations Committee as well as the Health and Human Services, Judiciary, Energy and Rules Committees. In addition to her Senate Committees, Senator David serves as Chair of the Grand River Dam Authority Legislative Task Force and Vice Chair of the Governor’s Impaired Driving Prevention Advisory Council. She is a member of the GOPAC Advisory Board and was named to the Board of Oklahoma State Tribal Affairs Council in 2018.
A native Oklahoman, David was raised in Owasso, graduating from Owasso High School and then completing her Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Geology at Oklahoma State University. For the next decade, David worked in petroleum marketing both nationally and internationally before turning her attention to raising a family. Once her children were school-age, she received her alternative teaching certification so she could work at their school. An entrepreneur, David later formed her own properties company which she still owns and operates.
Not surprisingly, the entire family is dedicated to public service. Her husband, Dan, is a retired federal law enforcement officer. Her daughter is an officer in the Oklahoma Air National Guard and her son served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
David is proud of her life’s work as a public servant, businesswoman, educator, wife and mother—but her proudest role may well be that of grandmother to three wonderful grandsons.