Ford Jumps into House District 76 Race

Ross Ford is a conservative Republican running for Oklahoma’s 76th House District. However, Ross is anything but a politician. “After much family discussion and prayer, I am announcing I am running for State House. I know this will be a very difficult race, and I look forward to the campaign. This is a very interesting time; not only in the Legislature, but also in Oklahoma’s history. There are some meaningful decisions ahead that need to be made. I believe it is important to view those decisions through the lens of conservative values, by bringing more freedom and opportunity to this community,” said Ford.

Prior to running for office, Ross proudly served his community as a Tulsa Police Officer for over 25 years. During his time as an Officer, Ross was tasked with many responsibilities including being a patrol officer in all areas of Tulsa, protecting the Tulsa airport, and being a D.A.R.E. and community relations officer.

During this 25 years of public service, Ross Ford spent more than 12 years assigned to the Police Motorcycle Unit. Officer Ford was also an Investigator in the Detective Division and a Divisional Equipment Officer.

Ford has been highly decorated for his service to the Tulsa community. During his career in the Tulsa Police Department, Ross earned a Medal of Valor, Purple Heart, Survivors Club Award, several Top Cop awards and two Chief Awards.

Upon leaving the police force in 2010, Ross was employed by Union Public Schools as Director of Security and by Holland Hall as their Director of Security. In 2015, Ross created LNR Safety Plus LLC, a private company that provides security and other services to senior citizens in our community. Ford continued, “Service has been a major part of my life. I have tried to live my life by the motto of ‘service above self’, and I would like to continue that service in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.”

Ross Ford is a 4th generation Tulsa native who is committed to improving the lives of people in our community. Ross met his beautiful wife, Lisa, in the 9th grade at the age of 14. These high school sweethearts have now been married for over 36 years. Lisa is currently the crime prevention specialist for the Broken Arrow Police Department and newly elected to the Board of Education at Union Public Schools.  Together they have a daughter, Kasey, and son, Ryan. Ross and Lisa are also blessed with a 10-year-old grandson, Reece. Ross and Lisa attend Life Church.

A special election to fill the seat became necessary when Rep. David Brumbaugh passed away in April. The filing period for the special election is June 5 – 7. The special primary election is set for August 8. The special general election will be on November 14.

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