Senator Dave Rader - District 39
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Senator Dave Rader
Occupation: Sales
Education: BS, Mechanical Engineering – University of Tulsa
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2016 - present
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Party: Republican

Having coached college football in four decades, Dave is best known for his 12 seasons as head coach of the University of Tulsa. Other stops included the University of Alabama, Mississippi State University, and the University of Mississippi.

Dave has been awarded the NCAA District Coach of the Year honor in 1991 after his Freedom Bowl Champion University of Tulsa team finished 22nd in the national polls. He was appointed to the American Football Coaches Association Ethics Committee, and served as the representative of Independent Universities to the now defunct College Football Association. His Tulsa teams consistently graduated at a higher rate than the University body in general.

Outside of coaching, Dave has worked in the energy, IT, and transportation fields.

Dave is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Presently, Dave sits on the boards of John 3:16 Mission, Tulsa Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame, Will Rogers High School Community Foundation, First Baptist Church of Tulsa Deacon, and Secretary of Oklahoma Former NFL Players Association. In 2008, Dave was awarded the Merv Johnson Integrity in Coaching Award by The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Oklahoma Chapter.

Dave is honored to be a member of four Halls of Fame
- Will Rogers High School
- Independence Bowl
- University of Tulsa Athletic (1991 Team)
- Tulsa Public Schools Athletic

Dave is self-employed and lives in Tulsa with his wife of 38 years, Janet. They have 3 children, and 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter; Daniel, married to Deidra (Jett & Jax); Jordan, married to Emily (J.D., and AnnaBelle); and Kendal, married to Michael McMahon. Dave is an author and his book, Missing Page from the Playbook, was released Fall 2011.

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Committee Membership


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Office Information

Capitol Address
Dave Rader
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 426
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5620
E-mail Senator Rader
Executive Assistant:  Celia Scott
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District Information: District 39

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Counties Represented

  • Tulsa

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Zip codes Represented

  • 74105, 74112, 74114, 74115, 74129, 74133, 74135, 74136, 74137, and 74145.

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