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Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

Policy Committee Chairman

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. Senate, 2015-present; U.S. House, 2011-15
Born: March 4, 1968; Dallas, Texas
Residence: Oklahoma City
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Cindy Lankford; two children
Education: U. of Texas, B.S.Ed. 1990; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div. 1994
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Budget; Oversight & Government Reform (Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements - Chairman)

Election History
2014generalJames Lankford (R) 556,38267.9
Connie Johnson (D) 237,53129.0
Mark Beard (I) 25,9193.2
2012generalJames Lankford (R) 153,60358.7
Tom Guild (D) 97,50437.3
Pat Martin (I) 5,3942.1
Robert Murphy (I) 5,1762.0
2010generalJames Lankford (R) 123,23662.5
Billy Coyle (D) 68,07434.5
Clark Duffe (LIBERT) 3,0671.6
Dave White (I) 2,7281.4
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Oklahoma Rep. Frank D. Lucas (R) is 70th.


Oklahoma is 38th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@replankford)


Rep. James Lankford has the 56th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.