Senator Jabar Shumate - District 11
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Senator Jabar Shumate

Occupation:  Public Relations
                     Consultant; Adjunct Collegiate Instructor Sociology and Psychology
BA Public Affairs/Administration, The University of Oklahoma, Norman.

                     MHR, Human Resource Development, The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa
Legislative Experience: Elected to first term on November 6, 2012;
                                      Served four terms in the House of Representatives
Hometown:  Tulsa, Oklahoma
Party: Democratic

 Jabar Shumate was elected in November 2012 to serve the people of Oklahoma's Senate District 11.  Prior to his election to the state senate, Shumate served four terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.  Prior to his career he served as press secretary to OU President David L. Boren. 

 Senator Shumate has a passion for improving education.  He has been an advocate for kids trapped in low performing schools and fought for increased funding for public education.


Jabar is very active in his community serving as a trustee and usher at his church, Metropolitan Baptist Church; as a member of the board of trustees for the National Urban League; and with his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity; Inc.


He also serves on the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Board of Directors and represents Oklahoma on the legislative advisory committee for the Southern Regional Education Board.  Senator Shumate is a member of the 19th class of Leadership Oklahoma and while in the House was selected for the prestigious Henry Toll Fellowship Program.


Shumate a native Tulsan, graduated from Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School and received both his bachelor and masters degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

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Committee Membership

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Office Information

Capitol Address
District Address
Senator Jabar Shumate
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 533
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5598
Executive Assistant: Linda Richardson
1617 N. 23rd West Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74127


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District Information: District 11

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Zip codes Represented

  • 74103, 74104, 74106, 74110, 74112, 74115, 74117, 74119, 74120, 74126, 74127, and 74130.

Counties Represented

  • Osage
  • Tulsa

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Press Releases
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