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Representative
 George Faught

Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 14th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2007
Preceded by Barbara Staggs
Constituency 14th House District

Born July 14, 1962 (1962-07-14) (age 47)
Brownfield, Terry County, Texas, USA
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Becky Faught
Children Tyler, Jamison, and Savannah
Residence Muskogee, Oklahoma
Occupation Businessman
Religion Christian
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George Faught (born July 14, 1962) is an American businessman and Republican politician from Oklahoma. Faught is the current Representative for District 14 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House District 14 encompasses Muskogee, Fort Gibson, Braggs, Hulbert, and outlying areas. When the 51st Legislature was opened on February 5, 2007, Faught became the only Republican in state history to represent the historically Democratic 14th House District.

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Committee Memberships

As of the 51st Oklahoma Legislature, George Faught, is a member of the following committees:

  • Economic Development & Financial Services Committee - Vice-Chair

Faught is also a member of the following subcommittees:

  • Health Subcommittee (Public Health Committee)
  • Elderly & Long-term Care Subcommittee (Public Health Committee)
  • Tourism & Recreation Subcommittee (Natural Resources Committee)

English As Official Language Bills

Faught was quick to spark controversy, when in January 2007 he filed a bill to make English the official language of Oklahoma. Democrat legislators and Native American tribes, such as the Cherokee and Creek, came out strongly against this legislation. [1] [2] [3] The bill passed through committee 9-7 [4], but never made it to the House floor.

In the 2008 session Faught, along with Rep. Randy Terrill (R, Moore) again filed legislation to make English the Official Language of Oklahoma. This time, the bill passed through the House, but was not brought up in the Senate. [5]

Election History

November 4, 2008, Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 14
Candidates Party Votes %
  George Faught Republican Party 7,449 55.54%
  Eugene Blankenship Democratic Party 5,962 44.46%
Source: [6]
November 7, 2006, Election results for Oklahoma State Representative for District 14
Candidates Party Votes %
  George Faught Republican Party 4,774 53.87%
  Jeff Potts Democratic Party 4,106 46.23%
Source: [7]

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