Senator Ron Sharp - District 17
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Occupation: Retired teacher
Education: Southeastern State College, B.A.; University of Central Oklahoma, M.Ed
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2012 - present
Hometown: Shawnee
Party: Republican

Ron Sharp was born in 1952 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to H.K. and Pauline Sharp. He graduated from Shawnee High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern State College, his master’s from Central State University and his doctorate in education with an emphasis in political science from Kensington University (University of California, Post-Secondary and Vocational Educational Council).

Ron began teaching at Shawnee Public Schools in 1974, and spent the last twelve years teaching AP Government and American History. During his 38-year teaching career, Ron also served as head coach of the Shawnee High School boys and girls tennis teams, helping win five state boys’ championships and one state girls’ championship. He was recognized as one of the “Best 50 Tennis Coaches in the World” by the US Professional Tennis Registry, has been a member of the Oklahoma Coaches Association for 29 years and was co-founder and the first President of the Oklahoma Tennis Coaches’ Association.

Ron was named 2011 Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Shawnee High School Teacher of the Year in 1994, 1996 and 1997. He is a member of the United States Selective Service Board, the Nation Council for the Social Studies, and the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Foundation for the U.S. Constitution. He has been named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for 18 straight years. Ron received the United States Congressional Award of Special Recognition for Outstanding Service in 1998 recognizing his many coaching and teaching accomplishments.

Ron is active in his home church, Liberty Baptist, and is strongly pro-life, believing that society must defend the right to life from the womb to the grave. He is a long-time member of the NRA and the Sons of the American Revolution.
While in the legislature, Sharp plans to focus on ensuring core functions of government, such as education, transportation and public safety are properly funded. He’ll also work to eliminate unnecessary spending and reduce burdensome regulation.

Committee Membership

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Capitol Address
District Address
Senator Ron Sharp
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 429
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5539
Executive Assistant: Cindy Sullivan

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District Information: District 17

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Zip codes Represented

  • 73013, 73020, 73045, 73049, 73054, 73066, 73121, 73130, 73131, 73141, 73150, 73151, 74801, 74804, 74851, 74855, and 74857.

Counties Represented:

  • Oklahoma
  • Pottawatomie

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