How is Oklahoma’s state budget addressing revenue shortfalls and meeting the needs of its citizens?
Presented by the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa and Tulsa Young Professionals.
Welcome back to a local LWVMT standard: Brown Bag Lunch Meet-up!
Every state has been pressed with “making ends meet” as a result of COVID and a shift in revenue.
To learn more about what’s going on with Oklahoma’s budget, we welcome Rep. Kevin Wallace and Rep. Kyle Hilbert (Appropriations & Budget Committee) to our next Hot Topic lunch meeting: How is Oklahoma’s state budget addressing revenue shortfalls and meeting the needs of its citizens?
Matt McAfee (TYPros) will be moderating the discussion.
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Kevin Wallace was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives, House District 32, which includes Lincoln County and a small portion of S.E. Logan County in 2014. In 2017, Kevin was appointed to a leadership position as Chairman of the Appropriations and Budget Committee, a major accomplishment for a representative serving the third year of a second term. Representative Wallace had previously served as vice chair of the Wildlife Committee and was a member of the Energy & Natural Resources, Business, Labor & Retirement Law, Agriculture & Rural Development, Insurance and Wildlife committees as well as the Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources & Regulatory Services.
A lifelong Lincoln County resident, Wallace earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1993. He co-founded American Cellular Service and Dynatek Development Services, which he sold in 2000. That same year, Wallace founded SWT Construction. He also owns an equipment rental company and a small investment firm. Wallace is co-owner of The Wilderness Refuge, a hunting reserve, and Wallahachie L.L.C., a Whitetail deer and cattle breeding operation.
Kevin Wallace’s successful and lengthy business experience has created numerous jobs for fellow Lincoln County residents. He serves his community as a State Representative and is actively involved with the Chandler Lion’s Club. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Wellston and is the proud father of two daughters, Ashlynn and Hailey.
Kyle Hilbert is the State Representative for Oklahoma House District 29, which consists of rural Creek & Tulsa counties. Kyle and his wife Alexis live in Bristow, OK.
He attended Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness. While at OSU, Kyle served as Student Government Association
President. As a first-term legislator, Hilbert carried 8 bills that were signed into law, was an Assistant Majority Whip and served on three appropriations subcommittees.
Kyle is currently the Chair of the House Rural Caucus and Vice Chair for Appropriations & Budget. Hilbert’s primary policy focus since joining the legislature has been on the state budget & workforce development.
Matt McAfee has served as a public school teacher, coach, and administrator since 2015. He currently manages the internship program at Street School – Oklahoma’s most successful alternative education high school. In 2019, he founded Eleanor’s Bookshop, a children’s and young adult bookstore located on Historic Route 66 in Tulsa. Matt is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma and Oral Roberts University. He serves as co-chair of TYPROS Government Relations Crew. Matt is a native Oklahoman, residing in Tulsa with his wife and hound dog.