By The Hill Staff - 10/27/10 06:08 PM EDT
REP.-ELECT JAMES LANKFORD (R-OKLA.-05)
Date of Birth: March 4, 1968
Residence: Edmond, Okla.
Occupation: Former director of Falls Creek summer camp
Education: B.S., University of Texas; master’s degree in divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Previous Office Held: None
Family: Wife, Cindy; two children
After coming out ahead in the seven-candidate primary, Lankford soundly defeated former state lawmaker Kevin Calvey in the runoff for the seat vacated by gubernatorial candidate and two-term congresswoman Mary Fallin (R). Lankford won the general election in a district that hasn’t elected a Democrat since 1974.
During the campaign, Lankford vowed to be a “reliable conservative Republican” and a strong advocate for states’ rights.