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Phone: 202-225-2701

Address: 1113 LHOB, DC 20515

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Phone: (918) 687-2533

Address: 431 West Broadway, Muskogee OK 74401-6614

McAlester OK

Phone: (918) 423-5951

Fax: (918) 423-1940

Address: 1 East Choctaw, McAlester OK 74501

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Markwayne Mullin Biography
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  • Elected: 2012, 1st term.
  • District: Oklahoma 2
  • Born: Jul. 26, 1977, Tulsa
  • Home: Westville
  • Education:

    Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, A.D., 2010; Missouri Valley College, attended, 1996

  • Professional Career:

    Owner, Mullin Plumbing, 1996-present

  • Ethnicity: Indian/Native American
  • Religion:

    Christian

  • Family: Married (Christie Mullin); 3 children

Republican plumber Markwayne Mullin beat former Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Wallace in 2012 to claim the seat of retiring Rep. Dan Boren, one of the House’s few remaining conservative Southern Democrats. Read More

Republican plumber Markwayne Mullin beat former Assistant U.S. Attorney Rob Wallace in 2012 to claim the seat of retiring Rep. Dan Boren, one of the House’s few remaining conservative Southern Democrats.

Mullin was born in Tulsa and grew up in Westville, a small town on the Arkansas line, as the youngest of seven children. His father ran a small plumbing business, which Mullin took over at age 19 after briefly attending Missouri Valley College. He expanded the company from six employees to more than 100. He also hosted a local talk show advising callers on home repair. Mullin, a Cherokee, operates the Oklahoma Fight Club in Broken Arrow, a training center for jujitsu and mixed martial arts. He earned an associate’s degree in business in 2010 from the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee.

During the House campaign, some of Mullin’s business practices came under fire. Based on a tip from an employee, federal agents raided Mullin Plumbing and discovered a stocked gun safe belonging to another employee, Tim Saylor, a convicted felon, who ultimately pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm. Mullin admitted he had not performed a background check on Saylor, who had worked for a company that Mullin bought, and that he had shot guns with him. Mullin also faced questions about whether he had illegally purchased a gun for Saylor, which he denied. In addition, Democrats alleged that Mullin omitted his association with the jujitsu center from a personal financial disclosure in 2012.

Mullin was one of six candidates for the Republican nomination. Arguing against overregulation and saying it was “time to fire Barack Obama,” he was the first to jump into the race and became the front-runner. His fundraising far outpaced that of his GOP rivals, although a good portion of his war chest was self-financed. Facing complaints that his plumbing company’s commercials were providing free advertising, he agreed to not appear in any Mullin Plumbing commercials before the election. In the June primary, he coasted to a first-place finish with 42% of the vote and then faced George Faught, a Republican state House member who earned 23%, in a runoff.

Faught brought up the gun charges and accused Mullin of carpetbagging when property records showed that he had claimed homestead tax exemptions on a property in Wagoner County, outside the district. Mullin labeled Faught a career politician and won the runoff handily, 57% to 43%.

Democrats nominated Wallace, a former assistant U.S. Attorney. In September, news broke that Mullin Plumbing had received about $370,000 in federal economic stimulus money for housing projects with the Cherokee and Muscogee nations. Mullin had campaigned heavily against President Obama’s stimulus legislation, and Wallace’s campaign accused him of acting like an “out-of-touch, typical Washington politician.” Mullin claimed not to know that the projects got stimulus money, but documents from the Cherokee Nation obtained by the Tulsa World contradicted that assertion.

Wallace also hit Mullin on illegal immigration, picking up on a statement the Republican made in May that he “did not use E-Verify,” and raising the possibility that Mullin employed illegal immigrants. Nevertheless, Wallace was the underdog throughout the race, and Mullin won, 57% to 38%.

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Markwayne Mullin Election Results
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2012 General
Markwayne Mullin (R)
Votes: 143,701
Percent: 57.34%
Rob Wallace (D)
Votes: 96,081
Percent: 38.34%
Michael Fulks (I)
Votes: 10,830
Percent: 4.32%
2012 Runoff (Runoff Primary)
Markwayne Mullin (R)
Votes: 12,059
Percent: 56.81%
George Faught (R)
Votes: 9,167
Percent: 43.19%
2012 Primary
Markwayne Mullin (R)
Votes: 12,008
Percent: 42.4%
George Faught (R)
Votes: 6,582
Percent: 23.24%
Dakota Wood (R)
Votes: 3,479
Percent: 12.28%
Dustin Rowe (R)
Votes: 2,871
Percent: 10.14%
Wayne Pettigrew (R)
Votes: 2,479
Percent: 8.75%
 
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