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Markwayne Mullin Biography

Markwayne Mullin is an American politician, businessman, and former professional mixed martial arts fighter who has been the United States representative for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district since 2013. He owns several businesses, which he took over at his twenties when his father became ill. He was elected in that in that seat as a member of the Republican Party to the U.S. House of Representatives during the 2012 elections, succeeding Democratic Representative Dan Boren.

Markwayne Mullin Age

Markwayne Mullin was born on 26 July 1977 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. He is 41 years old as of 2018.

Markwayne Mullin Net worth

Markwayne Mullin earns his income from his businesses and other related organizations. He also earns his income from his work as a politician, businessman, and former professional mixed martial arts fighter. He also earns his income from the Awards industry. He has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million dollars.

Markwayne Mullin Wife

Markwayne Mullin got married to Christie Mullin in 1997. The couples were blessed with five children. Mullin resides with his family in Westville, a few miles from the Arkansas border

Markwayne Mullin Family

Markwayne Mullin has five children Ivy Mullin (daughter), Jim Mullin (son), Larra Mullin (daughter), Andrew Mullin (son) and Lynette Mullin (daughter).

Markwayne Mullin Education

Markwayne Mullin graduated from Stilwell High School in Stilwell, Oklahoma. He then attended Missouri Valley College in 1996 but did not graduate. He then received an associate degree in applied sciences in construction technology from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, in 2010.

Markwayne Mullin Business career

Markwayne Mullin took over his family’s business, Mullin at the age of twenty, his father fell ill and he took over his father’s property, he owns Mullin Properties, Mullin Farms, and Mullin Services. He hosted House Talk, a home improvement radio program, on Tulsa station KFAQ and syndicated across Oklahoma.

He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and is one of four Native Americans in the 116th Congress. The others are fellow Oklahoma Republican Tom Cole, a Chickasaw, and Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas, a Ho-Chunk, and Deb Haaland of New Mexico, a Laguna Pueblo.

Markwayne Mullin U.S. House of Representatives

2012 election

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Congressman Dan Boren decided to retire in 2012. Markwayne declared his candidacy for the 2012 elections to the United States House of Representatives to represent Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district in September 2011.

He was ranked as the sixth Republican candidate with 42% of the vote, failing to reach the over 50% threshold. State Representative George Faught ranked second with 22% of the vote.

In the run-off primary election, he defeated Faught 57%–43%. He branded himself as an outsider; his campaign slogan was “A rancher. A businessman. Not a politician!”

The second has historically been a classic “Yellow Dog” Democratic district. However, it has steadily trended Republican, as Tulsa’s suburbs have spilled into the northern portion of the district. For these reasons, Mullin was thought to have a good chance of winning the election.

In the general election, Mullin defeated the Democratic candidate, Rob Wallace, a former district attorney, 57%–38%. He became the first Republican to represent the district, since Tom Coburn in 2001, and only the second since 1921.

Miami Tribe revocation

On February 5, 2014, he introduced the bill To revoke the charter of incorporation of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma at the request of that tribe (H.R. 4002; 113th Congress), which would accept the request of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to revoke the charter of incorporation issued to that tribe and ratified by its members on June 1, 1940.

2017 town hall comments

In April 2017, Mullin drew criticism when he was recorded during a town hall meeting telling his constituents that it was “bullcrap” that taxpayers pay his salary. He said, “I pay for myself. I paid enough taxes before I got here and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go.”

According to the January 2012 Congressional Research Service, the salary of a U.S. representative is $174,000 per year, and benefits include allowances, cost-of-living adjustments, enrollment in a pension, health benefits, personnel, mail and office expenses, and a travel allowance.

Running for a fourth term

During the 2012 campaign, Mullin promised to serve for only three terms (six years), meaning that he would have left Congress in 2019. However, in July 2017, Mullin released an eleven-minute video announcing that he would indeed run for a fourth term in 2018, saying he was ill-advised when he made the promise to only serve three terms.

Markwayne Mullin for Congress

Markwayne Mullin is an eastern Oklahoma native, successful businessman, rancher, family man and youth leader in his church. The youngest of seven children, he was raised in the small Adair County town of Westville, Oklahoma.

Markwayne is committed to his family, to his faith and to the strong work ethic that helped him and his wife Christie build one of the most successful plumbing and service companies in the region employing over 120 Oklahomans. He believes that by balancing the budget, removing the obstacles government puts up for entrepreneurs and by protecting traditional values we can regain our country.

In Congress, he represents the conservative Oklahoma principles of limited government and freedom. He has voted to defund and eliminate Obamacare and to defend our cherished traditional values and the sanctity of life.

In 2013, he was investigated for receiving excess outside earned income, endorsing companies or products as part of outside employment and serving as a board member or officer of outside companies his family’s businesses.

Because Mullin was already consulting with the House Committee on Ethics about how to handle his relationship with his family’s businesses when the Office of Congressional Ethics began its investigation, the House Committee on Ethics concluded that Mullin had been making a good faith effort to be compliant with House rules

Markwayne Mullin Fox news

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), the only Cherokee Nation citizen in Congress, joined Ainsley Earhardt on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning to react to the latest revelation in Warren’s (D-Mass.) Native American heritage controversy.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Warren indicated that her race was “American Indian” in a handwritten registration form filed in 1986 with the Texas State Bar, which is the first known instance of Warren claiming Native American ancestry in an official document or in her own handwriting.

Warren has been accused by Republicans, including President Trump, of claiming Native American heritage to bolster her academic career. In October, Warren released a DNA test that revealed “strong evidence” of a Native American ancestor dating back six to ten generations, which would make her between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.

Last week, Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking the DNA test in an attempt to prove her ancestry claims, and on Tuesday, she again more broadly apologized for identifying as Native American for decades, according to The Post.

Mullin said that Warren “absolutely” used her heritage claims to get ahead professionally, and he believes she should be disbarred in Texas. “She got caught in a lie,” Mullin said. “It’s obvious. It’s in black and white. She wrote it in her own handwriting that she was ‘American Indian.'” “Now that she’s caught, what she just needs to do is step back and say, ‘Look, I’m not qualified even run for president,'” he said.

Earnhardt noted that Warren has repeatedly apologized, and Mullin said he forgives her, but that doesn’t mean she should be able to move forward with her political career. “She didn’t have the character to be president before this came to light. This just shows another flaw in her character.”

Markwayne Mullin Trump

Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after President Trump declared a state of emergency at our southern border and directed funds to construct or repair as many as 234 miles of a border barrier: “I support the president and his right to do whatever he deems necessary to keep the American people safe,” said Mullin.

“We can no longer ignore the influx of deadly drugs, human trafficking, and criminal activity at the U.S.-Mexico border.  The president is our commander-in-chief.  If he deems the crisis at our southern border an emergency, I am confident it is.  I am proud to stand behind President Trump as he builds the wall to protect the law-abiding citizens inside the United States.”

Markwayne Mullin Committee assignments

  • Committee on Natural Resources
    • Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
    • Subcommittee on Water and Power
  • Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
    • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
    • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Markwayne Mullin Caucus memberships

  • Republican Study Committee
  • Congressional Western Caucus

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