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
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.
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 429
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Executive Assistant: Cindy Sullivan
District Information: District 17
Zip codes Represented
- 73013, 73020, 73045, 73049,
73054, 73066, 73121, 73130, 73131, 73141, 73150, 73151,
74801, 74804, 74851, 74855, and 74857.