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Frank Lucas currently serves the Third Congressional district of Oklahoma

Frank D. Lucas has been a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oklahoma since winning a special election in 1994. He was initially elected to represent the 6th district, which was eliminated after the 2000 Census, leaving him to represent the 3rd district. (map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Frank Lucas voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Lucas voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

Lucas was born January 6, 1960 in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1982 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He first ran for the Oklahoma house of Representatives in 1984 as a against the incumbent Democrat, narrowly losing. A second attempt in 1986 also fell short, but he won in 1988. Immediately after being seated, Lucas became very vocal for causes he supported. The Democratic-controlled state house redrew his district in 1990, but Lucas was reelected in 1992.

Congressional career

In 1994, 6th District Congressman Glenn English stepped down to become a lobbyist for rural electric cooperatives. Lucas won the Republican nomination for the special election on May 10. Lucas won by eight points, carrying 18 of the district's 24 counties. Lucas has been reelected five times, never dropping below 59 percent of the vote. He faced no Democratic opposition in 2002 and 2004.

His district was renumbered the 3rd after Oklahoma lost a congressional district in the 2000 census, and now covers as much land as the other four districts combined.

Money in Politics

Links to more campaign contribution information for Frank Lucas
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Rural Development and Research - Chair
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
  • House Committee on Science
    • Subcommittee on Research
    • Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Frank Lucas. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

References

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Contact

DC Office:
2342 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5565
Fax: 202-225-8698
Web Email
Website

District Office- Woodward :
2728 Williams Avenue, Suite F
Woodward, OK 73801
Phone: 580-256-5752
Fax: 580-254-3047

District Office- Stillwater :
720 South Husband, Suite 7
Stillwater, OK 74075
Phone: 405-624-6407
Phone: 918-227-0354
Fax: 405-624-6467

District Office- Yukon :
10952 Northwest Expressway, Suite B
Yukon, OK 73099
Phone: 405-373-1958
Fax: 405-373-2046

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
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110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research
Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on Conservation Credit Energy and Research, House Committee on Agriculture/Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology/Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
May 10, 1994 (Special Election)
First Took Current Office:
May 10, 1994
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Oklahoma House of Representatives
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 2728 Williams Avenue, Suite F Woodward, OK 73801
Phone: 580-256-5752 / Fax: 580-254-3047
2. 720 South Husband, Suite 7 Stillwater, OK 74075
Phone: 405-624-6407 / Fax: 405-624-6467
3. 10952 Northwest Expressway, Suite B Yukon, OK 73099
Phone: 405-373-1958 / Fax: 405-373-2046




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Date of Birth: January 6, 1960