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.”
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
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.
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
serves as Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee,
serves on the Finance Committee, Energy Committee, Agriculture and
Rural Development Committee, and the Appropriations Subcommittee
on Health and Human Services.
|Senator Frank Simpson
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Rm. 414
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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 74871.
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