Janet Barresi

Janet Barresi REPRepublican

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Janet BarresiREPRepublican politician
70
Years of Age
4
Years of Experience
OKResidence (state)

Janet Barresi (born March 6, 1952) is a former dentist and former Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction who was elected on November 2, 2010 and began her term of service on January 10, 2011. Her term in office followed former Superintendent Sandy Garrett who chose not to run for re-election in 2010. In 2014, Barresi was defeated in the Republican Primary by Joy Hofmeister. Hofmeister went on to defeat Democrat John Cox in the general election Barresi's term ended in January 2015. Barresi ran to be a United States Representative in the 2020 election. She ran in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional district and placed 4th in the Republican primary behind businesswoman Terry Neese, State Senator Stephanie Bice, and businessman David Hill.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Speech and Language Disorders
MS
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Superintendent of Education
State of Oklahoma
2010 - 2014
Founder
Independence Charter Middle School, 2000
Owner
Cosmo Energy
2009 - Current
Speech
Norman/Harrah Public Schools
1978 - 1980
Special Instructor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1976 - 1978
Founder
Independence Charter Middle School
Founder
Harding Charter Preparatory High School
Other Experience1 - 7 of 7
Member
Oklahoma City Republican Women’s Club
Current
Delegate
Oklahoma State Republican Convention
2019
Delegate
Republican National Convention
2012
Former President
Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists
Chair
ACE II Task Force
Chair
Education Funding Reform Task Force
Chair
Teacher Performance Pay Initiative