Matt Pinnell

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Matt Pinnell
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17th Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Governor Kevin Stitt
Preceded by Todd Lamb
Oklahoma Secretary of Tourism and Branding
Assumed office
January 18, 2019
GovernorKevin Stitt
Preceded byPosition established
Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party
In office
June 26, 2010 April 20, 2013
Preceded by Gary Jones
Succeeded byDave Weston [1]
Personal details
Born (1979-08-15) August 15, 1979 (age 39)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Lisa Pinnell
Children4
Education Oral Roberts University (BA)
Website Government website

Matt Pinnell (born August 15, 1979) is an American politician. He is the 17th lieutenant governor of Oklahoma, since 2019. Pinnell is also serving as the first and current Oklahoma Secretary of Tourism & Branding. [2] [3]

Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma

The Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma is the second-highest executive official of the state government of Oklahoma. As first in the gubernatorial line of succession, the lieutenant governor becomes the new governor of Oklahoma upon the death, resignation, or removal of the governor. The lieutenant governor also serves as the president of the Oklahoma Senate, and may cast a vote to break ties in that chamber.

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Early life and career

Pinnell graduated from Oral Roberts University. [4] [5] He served as chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party from 2010 to 2013. He then worked for the Republican National Committee as the National State Party Director. [6] Pinnell also worked on a campaign for former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. [7]

Oral Roberts University interdenominational, Christian, comprehensive liberal arts university

Oral Roberts University (ORU) is a private Evangelical liberal arts university in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1963, the university is named after its founder, evangelist Oral Roberts, and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university enrolls approximately 4,000 students.

The Oklahoma Republican Party is a political party affiliated with the United States Republican Party (GOP). Along with the Oklahoma Democratic Party, it is one of the two major parties in Oklahoma politics.

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Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma

On April 20, 2017, Pinnell announced his candidacy for the office of lieutenant governor in the 2018 lieutenant gubernatorial elections. [8] On June 26, 2018, Pinnell finished in the top two in the Republican primary election, and he and Dana Murphy advanced to a runoff election, [9] in which Pinnell defeated Murphy. [7] Pinnell defeated Democratic candidate Anastasia Pittman in the lieutenant gubernatorial election on November 6. [10] Pinnell was sworn in on January 14, 2019. [11]

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A primary election is the process by which voters, either the general public or members of a political party, can indicate their preference for a candidate in an upcoming general election or by-election, thus narrowing the field of candidates.

Dana Murphy is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Murphy is currently serving her second term, and first full term, on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and running for Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma in the 2018 election.

On January 18, 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt selected Pinnell to serve as the first Oklahoma Secretary of Tourism and Branding. Stitt separated the departments of Tourism and Commerce to be their own stand-alone agencies. [12]

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John Kevin Stitt is an American businessman and politician serving as the 28th Governor of Oklahoma since January 2019. He founded and is a former chairman and CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group. A Republican, he was elected governor in 2018, defeating Democratic nominee and former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson. Stitt grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in accounting. He and his wife Sarah have six children. A member of the Cherokee Nation, Stitt is the second Native American to serve as governor of Oklahoma after Johnston Murray.

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References

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  2. Scavelli, Melissa (January 24, 2019). "Governor Kevin Stitt releases his first executive orders". KOKH. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  3. "Stitt names Matt Pinnell as Secretary of Tourism". Tulsa Beacon. January 24, 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  4. "Trump job speculation now includes former Oklahoma Republican party chairman". Newsok.com. November 14, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  5. "Young Republican Matt Pinnell presides over Oklahoma party's growth". Newsok.com. August 27, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  6. https://www.claremoreprogress.com/news/mr-fix-it-vying-for-lt-governor-seat/article_216f4106-23e3-11e8-8f1e-478e0b994aca.html
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Political offices
Preceded by
Todd Lamb
Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma
2019–present
Incumbent