Chris Benge
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Chris Benge

Republican

American politician

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Chris Benge

American politician
Summary
Experience
59
Years of Age
16
Years of Experience
OKResidence (state)

Chris Benge (born September 9, 1962) is an American Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma, who served as the 33rd Oklahoma Secretary of State from 2013 to 2016. Benge was appointed to serve as Secretary of State by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on November 8, 2013.Benge served as the Oklahoma House of Representatives as the Speaker of the House, a position he took over after Lance Cargill resigned in January 2008.Benge was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1998. His term ended due to term limits in 2010.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
Webster High School
Diploma
1980
Business Administration, Oklahoma State University
BS

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 11)  
Secretary of State
State of Oklahoma
2013 - 2017
Secretary of State
State of Oklahoma
2013
Representative
Oklahoma State House of Representatives
1998 - 2010
Former Minority Whip
Oklahoma State House of Representatives
Former Speaker
Oklahoma State House of Representatives
Member
Oklahoma F-35 Task Force
Member
National Association of Secretary of States
Vice-Chair
Business Services Committee of the NASS
Sales Representative
Cintas Corporation
1997 - 1998
Manager
Benge Painting Company
1981 - 1997
Former Senior Vice President
Government Affairs, Tulsa Regional Chamber

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Member
Southwest Tulsa Chamber of Commerce
1999 - Current
Member
Southwest Sertoma Club
1999 - Current
Member
View Across Baptist Church
Member
Going to Bat for Kids, Mentoring Program
Member
Berryhill Drug Education Council
Member
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Member
Westside Coalition for Youth