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James Paul Lankford
James Lankford Congressional Candidate Oklahoma District 5
James Lankford was first elected to the United States Congress on November 2, 2010. Before his election, James served as director of the Falls Creek Youth Camp from 1996 to 2009. Falls Creek is the largest youth camp in the United States, supported by 150 staff members with over 51,000 students and adults attending each summer. He also coordinated mission trips and community service trips in Belize, Malawi, England, Wales, and Germany, as well as many areas of Oklahoma. James serves on the Budget, Transportation & Infrastructure, and Oversight & Government Reform committees, where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and Procurement Reform.
While serving in Congress, James continues to work diligently studying each issue facing Congress and its impact on families in Oklahoma. He has earned the respect of his colleagues on budget issues. James has also emerged as a leader in fighting government regulations that are suffocating business today. From EPA regulations on the energy industry to the negative impact of regulations on banks and financial institutions, Congressman Lankford is fighting for prosperity in Oklahoma and our nation. He is dedicated to freeing up business to grow and add jobs to our sagging economy.
James has been married to his wife Cindy for 19 years. Together, they have two daughters: Hannah (14) and Jordan (11). He enjoys spending time with his family, sport shooting, and reading.
Biography of James Lankford from Families for James Lankford
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James is 41 years old and a life long Republican. James has been married to Cindy since 1992; they have two beautiful daughters, Hannah (13) and Jordan (9). Since 1996, he has been the Director of the Falls Creek Oklahoma Youth Camp. Falls Creek is the largest Christian youth camp in America with more than 150 staff and 51,000 students and adults attending camp each summer from across Oklahoma. Well over half a million people have attended camp while James has been the director of Falls Creek. James has been an adjunct professor at Oklahoma Baptist University and has led mission teams into Belize, England, Wales, Germany and Malawi. James has also conducted leadership development events in multiple settings around the state. James is a sought after Bible teacher and speaker across Oklahoma.
James is a member of the Heritage Foundation, NRA and he has been an active proponent in the pro-life and abstinence education conversation in Oklahoma. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, sport shooting and reading.