Senator Frank Simpson - District 14
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Occupation: Part time Pastor, United Methodist Church
Education: Attended Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas
Legislative Experience: Senate Member, 2010 - present
Hometown: Springer, Oklahoma
Party: Republican

Senator Simpson was encouraged to run for the Oklahoma State Senate by friends, family and mentors. He was elected to his first term of office on November 2, 2010. He is proud to serve the citizens of Love, Carter, Murray, and Johnston Counties. Frank and his wife Linda moved to southern Oklahoma in 1995. Although not native Oklahoman’s, Sen. Simpson says he and Linda like to say, “We got here as quick as we could.”

Sen. Simpson is a native of Arkansas and graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1963. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served 26 years active duty retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer in 1988. During his naval career, Sen. Simpson served on nine sea commands; including a six month deployment with the Multinational Peacekeeping Force in Beirut, Lebanon. He received the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and numerous other awards and citations.

Sen. Simpson’s civilian career involved positions with Kmart, Dollar General, and Big Lots where he served in facility management and logistics. He managed the construction of major distribution centers for all three retailers.

Sen. Simpson has also served in the ministry since 2000. He has pastored United Methodist churches in Thackerville, and Gene Autry, Oklahoma, and currently pastors the First United Methodist Church in Mannsville.

He is married to the former Linda Patoka. They have four daughters, Teresa, Cynthia, Tonya, and Lyn. They have fifteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

Sen. Simpson is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, and is past president of the Southern Oklahoma Chapter and past president of the State Council of Chapters. He is also a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He currently serves as the Chair of both the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. He was named Vice Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee
his first year in the Senate and has served as Chairman since 2012. Previously, he served as the Vice Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Services and the Rules Committee.

He has served in numerous leadership positions. In 2018, he was named Assistant Majority Floor Leader and serves as Chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus. He also served as Senate Majority Whip from 2014-2018.


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Capitol Address
District Address
Senator Frank Simpson
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 527
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-5607
E-mail Senator Simpson
Executive Assistant: Glenda Colbert


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District Information: District 14

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Zip codes Represented

  • 73030, 73032, 73086, 73098, 73401, 73425, 73430, 73437, 73438, 73441, 73443, 73444, 73447, 73448, 73450, 73453, 73455, 73456, 73458, 73459, 73460, 73461, 73463, 73481, 73487, 74530, 74820, 74836, 74856, 74865, and 74871


Counties Represented:

  • Carter
  • Johnston
  • Love
  • Murray

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