Senator Mike Mazzei - District 25
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Senator Mike Mazzei
Occupation: Financial Planner
Education: George Mason University, BA in Government and Politics; College of Financial Planning
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2004 - present
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Party: Republican
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Senator Mike Mazzei is proud to represent the citizens of District 25 in the Oklahoma State Senate, serving portions of South Tulsa, Bixby and Broken Arrow. Senator Mazzei currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Mike Mazzei was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2004 and brings a broad range of financial and business experience to the legislature.  In 2007, Senator Mazzei was named to serve as a Republican Assistant Floor Leader in the Oklahoma State Senate. Also, he was named to serve as Co-Chairman of the Finance Committee.  In 2008, Mike was re-elected for a second term of office.

Mike's priorities for his legislative service are to confront the dangers that have been causing jobs, corporations, teachers and successful retirees to leave Oklahoma.  He believes we can pursue the opportunities of successful job growth by reforming Oklahoma's tax policy to be more competitive in the 21st century.  He also believes that as we grow personal income, we will have more resources to invest in schools, roads and health care.

In his personal profession, Mike Mazzei, CFP®, is the President of Tulsa Wealth Advisors, which operates a branch of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (Member FINRA/SIPC) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He created The Financial Freedom Process® to help individuals leverage their wealth in order to achieve their lifetime visions. He enjoys helping retirees and entrepreneurs develop comprehensive life, financial and investment strategies that enable them to reach greater success, enjoy life to the fullest and leave lasting legacies.

Senator Mazzei is a graduate of George Mason University and the College for Financial Planning, and is a member of the Financial Planners Association. Mike belongs to Asbury United Methodist Church and serves on the board for The Salvation Army.

Mike and his wife, Noel have five children; the eldest daughter, Maria, triplets Caleb, Carissa, and Mykela, and youngest son, Jackson.

Please see www.mikemazzei.org for information about Senator Mazzei. (No public funds are used to support this website. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the individual legislator and are not maintained or controlled by the Oklahoma State Senate.)

Legislative Accomplishments

2011

SB347 - Stipulates that any municipal employee, including police officers, convicted of a felony will forfeit taxpayer funded retirement benefits. The convicted employees will retain their personal contributions, but taxpayers should not have to fund retirement for municipal employees who abuse the public trust.

SB794 - Eliminates a special retirement benefit feature for Oklahoma elected officials. This feature enabled Oklahoma legislators to accumulate twice the monthly benefit of a regular state employee. Going forward, elected officials will now have the same type of retirement benefit as regular state employees.

HB1953 - Establishes a business deal closing fund which will enable Oklahoma to invest in infrastructure projects to attract jobs to Oklahoma. The State will retain a vested interest in all joint public-private business deals with "claw-back" penalties for companies that don't produce the jobs specified for the business project.

HB2132 - Requires that all of Oklahoma's six pension systems actually fund all cost of living adjustments. This reduces the total future unfunded liability of the State's pension plans from $16 billion to $10 billion.

2010

SB938 - Created the 21st Century Quality Jobs Incentive Act, which builds on the highly successful Quality Jobs Program to grant even greater incentives to companies who produce jobs which are significantly higher than Oklahoma's average income per person.

SB1264 - Allows a person a level of privacy by being able to place a post office box number as their address on a driver’s license, suggested by a constituent after her purse was stolen.

SB1267 - Places a moratorium on special interest tax credits.

SB1631 - Eliminated the prohibition for municipalities to help develop retail establishment, helping Bixby to collaborate with retailers wishing to locate in Bixby.

2009

SB 909 - Enables new businesses in Oklahoma to benefit from both the Quality Jobs program and the Investment Tax Credit program. Oklahoma has been losing business to other states because both programs were not being offered to potential new employers. Among companies that will benefit from SB909 is the Holly Corporation as they purchase a local refinery and keep over 400 jobs in Tulsa that would otherwise have been lost.

SB 938 - The 21st Century Quality Jobs Act now gives Oklahoma the premier business incentive program in the country. This bill provides greater performance rebates for jobs created which pay more than three times the average county wage.

HB 2067 - An innovative program which allows local government entities to combine efforts and resources for infrastructure, investments and economic development programs.

2008

SB 1641 - closes a loophole in the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System that costs taxpayers millions of dollars by allowing certain elected officials with previous government service to collect more money in retirement than they made in office.

SB 1943 - provides financing for major destination development and stimulate tourism projects all across Oklahoma at no cost to the taxpayer.

SB 2153 - modifies various provisions relating to Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program Act to allow for two significant Tulsa companies to participate in the program which will help them stay in Tulsa and add another 100 high paying jobs.  The legislation also clarified the timing aspects of incentives earned by the performance of EDS, one of our important local employers.

HB 3239 - provides tax incentives to recruit engineering students for aerospace positions in Oklahoma’s important aerospace industry.

2007

SB 357 - establishes a long-term solution to bring fiscal stability to the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System by raising employer contributions through the education budget. An annual infusion of an extra $60 million per year should help the woefully under funded system improve from an unacceptable 50% funded level to an 80% level around the year 2026.

SB 861 - provides tax relief to hard-working Oklahomans by (1) accelerating the state income tax reduction from 5.65% to 5.25% one year sooner; (2) establishes our first back-to-school sales tax holiday; (3) eliminates the franchise tax for most small businesses; and (4) provides a tax credit for families with children.

SB 407 - allows the Grand River Dam Authority to enter into derivative products and financial instruments to manage interest rate costs in connection with issuing bonds. Also creates the Joint Legislative Task Force on the Grand River Dam Authority to study its functions, policies, procedures and expenditures.

HB 2070 - adds the Firefighters, Police and Law Enforcement Retirement Systems to the requirements of the Oklahoma Pension Legislation Actuarial Analysis Act. This will ensure that legislation affecting these systems will have to go through the Senate process of comprehensive cost analysis and funding for any approved legislation.

2006

SB 1771 - creates the Oklahoma State University Medical Authority Act to ensure this hospital and medical teaching university stays in Tulsa for the long-term.

SB 1894 - creates the Oklahoma Pension Legislation Actuarial Analysis Act, which requires all changes to the retirement system go through a two-year process in the legislature. An in-depth fiscal analysis must be performed on each proposed change once a bill has been introduced so that lawmakers have a true idea of how the retirement system will be enacted.

2005

SB 1020 - helps protect soldier’s families by creating the Oklahoma Funeral Picketing Act and provides for a specific time and distance protesters can use to picket at funerals.

HB 2538 - streamlines the adoption process by allowing an easier process for terminating parental rights. This bill also defined conduct that constitutes the crime of child trafficking.

SB 407 - modified the Small Employer Quality Jobs Incentive Act to make the job creation reward program more applicable to technology, research and bio-technology companies.

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Committee Membership

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Offices

Capitol Address
District Address
Senator Mike Mazzei
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 424
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5675
mazzei@oksenate.gov
Executive Assistant: Roxanne Blystone
PMB 394
6528 E. 101st Street, Suite D-1
Tulsa, OK 74133

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1375 E. 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136

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District Information: District 25

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Zip codes Represented

  • 74008, 74011, 74012, 74037, 74129, 74133, 74137, 74145, and 74146.

 

Counties Represented

  • Tulsa

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