Prominent Republican Katie Henke filed yesterday to fill the Oklahoma House District 71 Seat representing the Brookside area of Tulsa. That seat was vacated December 1 by former-Republican Floor Leader Dan Sullivan. Sullivan accepted the position as executive director of the Grand River Dam Authority.
Henke said, "In filing my candidacy for the Oklahoma House of Representatives I am excited about this opportunity to serve the people of Tulsa in the State Legislature. I look forward to getting down to business and meeting with constituents as I campaign for office.”
Henke joins 8 other candidates in total and 5 Republicans in the special primary election set for February 14, 2012. She has worked with the Tulsa County Republican Party and served on the Platform Committee during the last County Republican Convention.
“As a 5th generation Oklahoman, I understand the importance of building the Oklahoma economy. My great great grandfather, L.H. Rooney chartered the first company in the State of Oklahoma. As a teacher for over seven years, I also know the value of a quality education. We must encourage the best for our children and set them on the path to success, which will help us build a stronger Oklahoma” Henke said.
Katie Henke is a teacher at Riverfield School in Tulsa. She is a 2006 graduate of the University of Alabama, and a 1999 graduate of Cascia Hall Preparatory School. Daughter of Margie and Bob Huffman, her family has deep roots in the Tulsa community. Katie and her husband Frazier reside in Tulsa.