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
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.)
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.
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
SB1267 - Places a moratorium on special interest
SB1631 - Eliminated the prohibition
for municipalities to help develop retail establishment, helping
Bixby to collaborate with retailers wishing to locate in Bixby.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 424
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Executive Assistant: Roxanne Blystone
6528 E. 101st Street, Suite D-1
Tulsa, OK 74133
1375 E. 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74136
District Information: District 25
Zip codes Represented
- 74008, 74011, 74012, 74037,
74129, 74133, 74137, 74145, and 74146.
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