Rep. Cody Maynard
Oklahoma House, District 21
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year! First, I am thankful and honored to serve House District 21 for the next two years!
Nov. 16, I arrived at Oklahoma City to take the oath of office with my fellow House members. Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Darby administered the oath.
This year, the House has 81 Republicans and 20 Democrats, and I am one of 16 new members. I look forward to working with all the legislators this upcoming session!
I am very grateful for my wife, Crystal, and our three children, who attended the swearing-in ceremony. I am thankful for their support as I serve my community in this role.
Our family lives in Durant, Oklahoma, and has established growing roots across the Texoma region.
We stay active in our community by volunteering with Serve Durant, Meals on Wheels, Keep Durant Clean and Green, Hands of Hope Foodbank, Imagine Durant, Victory Life Church, and we also enjoy serving on several boards and committees within our community.
I am originally from Gatesville, Texas, and I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in accounting and financial management in 2008. After I graduated, I earned my Master’s in Accountancy in 2009. Then in 2012, I obtained my CPA license!
My goal is to bring my Leadership, Financial Management, and Accounting experience to the State Legislature.
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, I returned to Oklahoma City for Organizational Day, when the House and Senate members are formally seated and officially elect leadership for the coming two years. Members also adopted House rules to govern how we conduct business in our chamber for the next two sessions of the Legislature.
We elected Rep. Charles McCall as the Speaker of the House for this fourth term, extending his run as the longest serving speaker in state history. We also elected Rep. Kyle Hilbert as the Speaker of the House Pro Tempore for his first full term.
Currently, members are working with legal staff to draft substantive language for each piece of legislation, which must be formally filed by Jan. 19.
House members will spend the month of January hearing from the heads of Oklahoma’s 10 biggest state agencies. These meetings are in preparation for budget negotiations during session. Agency heads will present their requested budgets and explain their reasoning for budget increases. Legislators can question how they have spent their budget in years past. These meetings are open to the public and are live-streamed on the House website.
The first day of session is Feb. 6.
Again, thank you for electing me to serve District 21. I intend to continually keep you informed of what is happening at the capital, and I look forward to a great session!
It is truly an honor and privilege to represent you at the State Capitol. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any concerns at 405-557-7366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.