Bullard takes oath, begins first senate term

Photo courtesy David Bullard.

Jennifer Swearigen

David Bullard is now officially on the job as State Senator for District 6.  The Durant Republican was sworn in during a ceremony at the Capitol on Wednesday as friends, family and other supporters watched from the gallery of the Senate Chamber.

“I’m extremely grateful to the citizens of District 6 for entrusting me to be their voice in the Senate,” Bullard said.  “I’m looking forward to promoting legislation to help improve education in our state while building a stronger economy with high quality jobs and more opportunity for our students.  I’ll also work to protect our second amendment rights, the rights of our farmers and ranchers and the rights of the unborn.”

Bullard has spent 15 years teaching history and government as well as adult education classes on the Constitution.  He was named the Denison ISD Teacher of the Year in 2016 and also won Outstanding Teacher of American History by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in school administration.

David and his wife, Amber, have been married for 15 years and have two daughters, Lydia and Abby.  They attend Fairview Baptist Church where he serves as treasurer and as a deacon

Senate President Pro Tempore Designate Greg Treat said he was looking forward to working with Bullard.

“Senator Bullard represents the core values that make Oklahoma great.  His experience in the classroom and on the ranch will be a tremendous asset to our caucus.   I know Senator Bullard will be a strong voice on behalf of District 6 in the State Senate,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City.

The Senate will hold a one day organizational meeting on January 8, and the 2019 session will formally get underway on February 4.

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