United States Senate

Every candidate in Tulsa County was sent an invitation to participate and those who responded received a link to Vote411.org in order to input their answers to questions and to provide biographical information. The League neither edits material nor changes spelling, punctuation, or grammar of candidate submissions

Mike Workman

www.Workman4OK.com
Email Mike Workman
5862 S Pittsburg Ave
Tulsa, OK 74135

Occupation

Marketing and Public Relations

Education
  • 1972 Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Music Education, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
  • 1974 Masters of Education in Education Supervision, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Professional Experience
  • Former public school teacher (1974-76 band director)
  • Marketing and public relations projects since 1978 for candidates for public office, office-holders, and organizations

3 Questions

Our nation deserves both a workforce and citizenry that is well-educated, reasonably paid, and healthy. The foundation is more effective support for all levels of PUBLIC EDUCATION: continue to improve early-childhood programs and pre-K standards; lessen unfunded federal mandates for K-12; fight all efforts to divert public funds into voucher programs; support post-secondary access to vocational technology public schools and public community colleges; financial aid for those in higher education at undergraduate and graduate level, also post-graduate research programs; create tax incentives and increase programs for teachers in K-12 public schools. Raise federal MINIMUM WAGE: phase out exemptions, raise to at least $10.10 an hour, index to inflation, then work towards a livable wage of $15 an hour. Protect and expand the middle class by reducing income inequality. More diverse and better economic development in clean industries such as tourism and the arts.
Establish a fair path to citizenship for undocumented workers and their families with better funding and oversight over existing programs. Equal treatment under the law for all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin. Accept a reasonable number of refugees into our country, especially from areas disrupted by the military actions of our nation.
My late father was a chemical engineer that worked in several gasoline refineries and I personally recall the numerous boom-and-bust cycles that affected my family as I was growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. The volatility of foreign and domestic energy prices still continues to greatly impact our entire national economy. In order to better diversify our economy and lessen our over-dependence on oil and gas, we must support the development and implementation of alternative and renewable energy programs, especially wind and solar power. Use rebates and tax incentives, especially in combination with state programs to get more and better leveraged results. Public transportation with more cost-effective fuel-efficient buses and light rail will also reduce our energy consumption.

James Lankford (R)

James Lankford

Email James Lankford
16121 Windrush Place
Edmond, OK 73013

Candidate Did Not Provide Answers to Survey

Robert T. Murphy (L)

James Lankford

Email Robert Murphy
PO Box 2344
Norman, OK 73070

Candidate Did Not Provide Answers to Survey

Mark T. Beard (Ind)

James Lankford

Email Mark Beard
10321 Walnut Hollow Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Candidate Did Not Provide Answers to Survey

Sean Braddy (Ind)

James Lankford

Email Sean Braddy
1406 Kansas
Norman, OK 73069

Candidate Did Not Provide Answers to Survey