Clark Jolley Officially Files for Oklahoma's Open 5th Congressional District

April 9, 2014
Campaign Release

Today, Senator Clark Jolley officially filed his paperwork to become a candidate in Oklahoma’s open 5th Congressional District, being vacated by Congressman James Lankford.

“It’s no secret that Washington isn’t getting the job done for Oklahoma families,” said Jolley. “I’m proud of my consistent record of delivering common-sense, conservative solutions for Oklahomans and look forward to taking my commitment to conservative answers to a Washington, DC that needs them like never before.”

“Washington’s lack of dealing with the major issues facing our country is one of the reasons I released my Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, a plan that lays the groundwork for a stronger economy and a brighter future for all Americans. We need to get moving on repealing ObamaCare, making real cuts in the taxes and regulations that punish job creation and fight for our shared conservative values.” “

But the time for just talking about these issues is over; it’s time we get to work on making them happen,” concluded Jolley. “I believe that a focused plan like my Economic Growth and Jobs Plan will help address the priorities needed for a stronger economy for all Americans.”

Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District is located in Central Oklahoma and is currently represented by Congressman James Lankford, who is vacating the seat to run for U.S. Senate.

State Senator Clark Jolley was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate representing Edmond in 2004, and was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. Clark attended public schools in Del City and graduated from Del City High School.

He received two degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Law degree from the University of Oklahoma. Clark and his wife, Verlyne, live in Edmond, and have two children in Edmond public schools. They are active in Henderson Hills Baptist Church, where Clark has been on the Worship Ministry staff since 1990. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma Christian University.