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Sen. James Paul Lankford


Sen. James Paul Lankford (R)

Capitol Office

United State Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Phone:(202) 224-5754
Fax:(202) 228-1015
Email Me
My Website

District Office

1015 N. Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone:(405) 231-4941
Fax:(202) 228-1015
Degree Institution Date
B.S. University of Texas- Austin 1990
M.Div.Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary1994

James Lankford serves Oklahomans. He served four years in the US House of Representatives for central Oklahoma, until he was overwhelmingly elected to the US Senate in 2014.

Before his service in Congress, James served students and families for more than 20 years in ministry, including 15 years as the Director of Student Ministry for the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma and Director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp, the largest youth camp in the United States, with more than 51,000 individuals attending each summer.

James and his staff enjoy serving people from all backgrounds across Oklahoma. As the chairman of two subcommittees, which cover federal spending, regulatory reform, and the federal workforce, he demands we have a more fiscally responsible and transparent federal government, and our nation remains the world leader. He believes that the federal government has an important role in our nation, but empowered families, individual people, and private businesses grow our economy and pass down our values.

James was recognized as the Senates top-ranked Taxpayers Friend by the National Taxpayers Union for his strong record in support of lower taxes, limited government, and economic freedom. His annual Federal Fumbles report is a must-read in Washington, DC, because of its commonsense solutions to the problems our federal government faces. He has also been recognized by many other organizations for his work toward increased personal freedom, economic growth, and religious liberty.

James lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Cindy. They have been married more than 26 years and have two daughters, Hannah and Jordan. He enjoys spending time with his family, working in his yard, and reading.

Committee Assignments:
Senate Committee on Finance

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Chairman, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
Senate Committee on Appropriations

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs