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
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.
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
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.
is married to the former Linda Patoka. They have four daughters,
Teresa, Cynthia, Tonya, and Lyn. They have fifteen grandchildren
and ten great grandchildren.
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
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 412
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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Executive Assistant: Glenda Colbert
District Information: District 14
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
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