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James Lankford

Born: 4-Mar-1968
Birthplace: Dallas, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, Oklahoma 5th

Christian youth camp director elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Mary Fallin. Conservative "Tea Party" Republican; anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights, pro-offshore drilling. Campaigned calling for reductions to the national debt, entitlement reform, and repeal of 2010 health care reform. Says he was called by God to run for office: "No vision in the clouds, no audible voices -- just this constant assurance that this is what you're supposed to do."

[1] Quail Springs Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK.

Wife: Cindy (high school girlfriend, m. 1992, two daughters)
Daughter: Hannah (b. circa 1997)
Daughter: Jordan (b. circa 2000)

    High School: Lakeview Centennial High School, Garland, TX (1986)
BS Secondary Education, University of Texas (1990)
    Theological: MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    US Congressman, Oklahoma 5th (2011-)
    Falls Creek Youth Camp Director (1996-2009)
    Baptist General Convention of Texas Director of Youth Ministries (1990-95)
    Chamber of Commerce Deer Creek, OK
    Chamber of Commerce Edmond, OK
    Ordained Southern Baptist Convention
    The Heritage Foundation
    National Rifle Association
    Global Warming Skeptics

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