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Sen. Lankford Visits Choctaw Country



U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-OK, will make two stops in southeast Oklahoma this month, one of them at a Choctaw Community Center and the other in the city that headquarters the Choctaw Nation.

There is a public meeting to hear “Community Conversation with Senator James Lankford” 8:00 until 9:00 am, Wednesday (Jul 27) at the Choctaw Community Center, 1625 W. Liberty Rd., in Atoka.

“I look forward to having a Community Conversation with Oklahomans in Atoka. The opportunity to hear from local citizens about issues that are impacting them is imperative to me,” said Sen. Lankford on Friday.

Lankford’s office issued a statement Friday that Lankford will open the event with remarks about the U.S. Senate and recent policy debates, such as with the appropriations process, federal debt, and education reform. The senator will focus his remarks on national security and government efficiency.

Later that afternoon in Durant, the junior senator from Oklahoma will conduct a second “Community Conversation” for the public, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 1424 N. 5th Ave. Parking will be available in “the loop” and behind the Russell Building on campus.

After serving four years in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 5th congressional district, Lankford was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014, to complete the remaining two years of Sen. Tom Coburn’s term. Among his assignments, Lankford serves on the Committee on Indian Affairs; Committee on Appropriations, including the Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development; and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, where he is the chairperson of the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management.

About Lankford, one media source reports, “A longtime Baptist preacher from Edmond with bright red hair and a booming voice, Lankford built a reputation as a studious workhorse in Congress. He quickly climbed the leadership ranks and earned a leadership position after his first term in office.”

Before politics, Lankford spent 13 years as director of Falls Creek. Located in the Arbuckle Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma, Falls Creek is one of the largest Christian youth camps in the United States.

Lankford and his wife Cindy have been married for more than 20 years. They reside in Edmond and have two daughters.

You can reach Lankford through his Eastern Oklahoma Office at The Remington Tower, 5810 E. Skelly Dr., Suite 1000, Tulsa, OK 74135, 918-581-7651; and in Washington, D.C. at Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510, 202-224-5754.