About

Brad Schmitt is an Oklahoma native who is ready to serve his district and his state.

Brad grew up in Bartlesville, OK and attended Oklahoma State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing.

Since graduating from OSU Brad has spent over ten years as a business development manager in the healthcare industry where he has had the opportunity to work with many providers and help care for Oklahomans all over the state. Brad knows the importance of building relationships with people to better understand their needs, and has listened to and responded to those needs as a profession. He is ready to take these exact same principles to our state capitol and represent the people of House District 82.

Brad and his wife Jenny have chosen Edmond as their home for the last seven years and is where they are raising their children Caitlyn (9) and Luke (5 months). They are active members of Life Church where they serve on the host team. Brad also helps to coach his daughter’s YMCA basketball team.

Issues

Education

We need immediate and long term solutions for teachers in Oklahoma. Our teachers are the foundation for our future and tasked with the most important job of educating our children. I will be a constant advocate for our teachers. We must work together to find practical solutions that will keep teachers in Oklahoma. It is time for our community to acknowledge the important role of educators by increasing teachers' salaries.

Fiscal Responsibility

Our capitol is in desperate need of leadership that understands how to manage a budget and control its spending.As someone who has worked within a budget and met numerous financial goals within their business, I promise to always require responsible spending.

Business

I believe in the entrepreneur and their ability to fuel our city’s economic innovation. Supporting local businesses keeps more money in the local economy by allowing them to reinvest into our communities.

Essential Services

Improving our infrastructure and protecting our citizens should always be one of our top priorities. I have listened and responded to people’s needs as my profession and as your representative, I will always make sure your needs are being heard at the state level.

Pro-Life

I believe in defending the most fundamental right of mankind, the right to life, endowed by our creator. Life begins at conception.

Veteran Healthcare

Our veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice and I promise to assist in working toward a Veterans-centered system of accessible health care that meets all levels of need for those who served with Honor. We need to improve timely access to care.

Keeping Taxes Low

Oklahoma families shouldn’t have to foot the bill when the state mismanages our resources. The focus should be on managing the money we have more effectively. This is why I would oppose unnecessary tax hikes.

Opioid Crisis

Oklahoma ranks as one of the worst states for opioid abuse in the nation. Prescription drug abuse is one of Oklahoma's fastest growing problems and combating the opioid crisis is a top priority.

Volunteer

We are all aware of the challenges at our state capitol. That is why I need your help! Please join our team today so that together we can move Oklahoma forward!