Cartmell Makes Bid for Senate District 30 Seat

Fed up with gridlock in the state legislature, local attorney and Republican Jeffrey Cartmell has announced his bid for the Oklahoma State Senate seat representing the 30th district.

“We need leaders committed to cleaning up government, balancing the budget and restoring core government services like education and public safety,” declared Cartmell. “That’s the kind of leader I intend to be, because that’s the kind of leadership Oklahomans deserve.”

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Cartmell served in the governor’s office as Deputy General Counsel.  This gave him the opportunity to work on issues that affected the everyday lives of Oklahomans, including education, criminal justice, economic development, and infrastructure.  He went on to serve as the director and counsel of the State’s Gaming Compliance Unit. During his tenure, education funding from gaming revenue increased significantly. Today, Cartmell is an associate attorney with the Lytle Soule & Curlee Law firm.

“I’ve lived in Oklahoma my entire life,” Cartmell said, “and I’m passionate about making our community an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That was my first priority while serving in the governor’s office, and that’s my pledge to my fellow Oklahomans in the 30th State Senate district.”

Cartmell says his campaign will focus on ensuring every child has access to a high-quality education, keeping our neighborhoods safe and inviting to families, and building a business climate that works for small businesses and encourages economic growth.

“Far too often, government regulations restrain economic development instead of encouraging it. I believe our government should encourage creativity, productivity, and entrepreneurship by removing unnecessary red tape that prevents people from finding work or growing their small business,” said Cartmell. “I believe we must also focus on modernizing Oklahoma’s tax code into one that is designed for a 21st century economy and funds core governmental services without overburdening our families.”

Jeffrey Cartmell graduated from Putnam City West High School and was a third-generation Sooner, graduating University of Oklahoma before attending University of Oklahoma’s College of Law. He is married to his wife Jordyn, and lives in the Village with their two dogs.  He serves on the steering committee for the United Way’s Emerging Leaders Program, the board of advocates for the Stephenson Cancer Center, and previously served as a member of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Leadership Council.

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