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Biographical Profile for James Lankford
Currently Elected United States Representative District 5, Oklahoma
Age: 46
Party: Oklahoma Republican Party
Phone: (405) 509-1182
Address: 16121 Windrush Pl
Edmond, OK 73013
 
James Lankford's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
The Constitution matters. This is a nation of laws, not leaders. Leaders do not live forever, the law should. We must get back to our foundation; not our personal preferences (from either political party).

Spending is out of control, way out of control. We must stop spending our children's money. Our grandparents would have never spent our money to make themselves happy.

We are a country drifting farther and farther away from our moral core.

The way we tax matters and how much we tax matters. Families and businesses are struggling under our tax burden and our tax code.

Energy Policy is essential for national security and financial security.

Total strangers in Washington D.C. are trying to define what is right and wrong for my family. I don't think they are bad or evil people, in fact I think they are hard working and well meaning. The problem is not that they are bad; they are strangers to my family and should not have authority over my family. They are telling me how to teach my children, live my life, drive my car, spend my money, etc.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
James has been married to his wife Cindy for over 20 years. Together, they have two daughters: Hannah and Jordan.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
no response
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Before his election James served as director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp from 1996 to 2009. Falls Creek is the largest youth camp in the United States, supported by 150 staff members with more than 51,000 students and adults attending each summer. He coordinated mission trips and community service trips in Belize, Malawi, England, Wales, and Germany, as well as many areas of Oklahoma.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
I have been an active proponent in the pro-life and abstinence education conversation in Oklahoma. I am also a member of the Heritage Foundation and the NRA.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
James Lankford was first elected to the United States Congress on November 2, 2010. James serves on the House Committees on Budget and Oversight & Government Reform, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements. James was also elected Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee for the 113th Congress.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Christian
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
no response
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