State Rep. Elise, R-Oklahoma City, announced Friday that she will not seek re-election for House District 100. “It has been an absolute honor and privilege to represent my friends and neighbors in House District 100, since being elected in 2010,” Hall said. “After prayer and seeking advice from mentors, family, and friends, I have decided to not seek re-election to the House of Representatives. "Over the last 8 years, it has been a joy to get to know and become friends with the people of House District 100. Having grown up in House District 100, I already loved my community -- but it has been through conversations on front porches and time spent with constituents at the Capitol that I have grown to love the people of House District 100 even more. House District 100 is filled with salt of the earth people -- it has been an absolute privilege to represent them. “A few years ago, I had the privilege of meeting Zoey on March of Dimes Day at the Capitol. When Zoey's mom was 36 weeks pregnant, they were involved in a car accident that caused Zoey to be born prematurely. Whether it was visiting Zoey's school as a surprise reader to her third-grade class or having Zoey come up to the Capitol during the Teacher Walk Out, it is the friendships of sweet people like she and her family that remind me what serving as a State Representative is all about. Zoey is now 9 years old and lives with her family in House District 100. It's been meeting and getting to know my neighbors, like Zoey, that have made serving in this position all worthwhile.” Hall was first elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2010 at the age of 21 – becoming the youngest woman to serve in the Oklahoma Legislature. She has served as a member of House leadership under two speakers, as a presiding officer in the House, as the chairwoman of the House Banking and Business Committee, and as the chairwoman, vice-chair, and secretary of the House Majority Caucus.
She also serves as a member of the Appropriations & Budget Committee, Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget, Rules Committee, and Judiciary Committee.
So grateful for the many conversations I’ve had over the last few days with teachers, parents & students from House District 100!
Whether it was a “thank you” from a friend, prayer from a teacher, a hug from a student, students from PCO telling me of their favorite teacher, teachers from Bethany, Piedmont, Oklahoma City & Putnam City talking of the needs their classrooms & students have — thank you for taking time to share your stories with me. I’m grateful.
If you’re a constituent & have emailed me this week, please know that I have read it & will reply as soon as I can.
If you’re coming up to the Capitol next week, shoot me a text to let me know when & I’ll make sure we can chat — 405.213.3326.
The House gallery, halls, offices, & lawn were filled with teachers & friends today. People, like myself, who support quality education.
I’m grateful for those who serve day in & day out to teach, mentor & coach Oklahoma’s kids.
The House of Representatives just passed HB1010XX — a bill that raises revenue and provides a pay raise for teachers, education support staff & state employees!
While I’ve supported many different proposals over the past several months, this bill is the first one that has met the requirement that all revenue raising measures pass the House & Senate with 75% support. This bill goes to the Senate next.
Catching up on mail after a busy week last week of working on House bills.
We’re continuing the work this week of negotiating a solution for education & Oklahoma. It seems this has been the theme of the last 14 months & even the last 8 years of my time in the House. Stay tuned.
Oklahoma City — it’s Election Day!
I hope you’ll join me in supporting @davidfullerholt as our next Mayor!
Packed room as the Joint Committee on Appropriations & Budget considers the revenue portions of the Step Up Oklahoma plan this morning!
Today is Rose Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol!
It was an honor to hear my longtime friend & constituent, Garis Diffee, share his testimony of life through spoken word. So proud of he & his wife Riki!
Today is the first day of the Second Regular Session of the 56th Legislature!
In the days ahead, we’re continuing to work on the difficult problems facing our state — finding long term solutions to our state’s budget, giving teachers a pay raise, and a host of other major issues. “"Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.”
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
May you & your family be surrounded by the love & peace of our Lord Jesus this Christmas season — Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!