Frank D. Lucas

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Frank D. Lucas is the 7th term Republican ioncumbent currently representing the thinly populated but geographically large Third Congressional District OK-03 of Oklahoma. Lucas lost his first and second attempts to enter the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1984 and 1986 but won in 1988.

Lucas's U.S. House Biography asserts that he has "worked to protect Oklahoma values," which appears to mean thumbing his nose at the First Amendment by blurring the linbes betwen church and state. How that is a specifically "Oklahoma value" instead of a general "Christian Right value" is not explained.

In 1994 6th District Congressman Glenn English stepped down to become a lobbyist for rural electric cooperatives and Lucas won the Republican primary in the special election on May 10, 1994, defeating Dan Webber, press secretary to former Oklahoma governor and U.S. Senator David Boren. Boren is now the President of the University of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma lost one Congressional seat after the 2000 Census, and after a redistricting battle that led to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Lucas won re-election in 2002 in Oklahoma's new Third District, representing most of the western portion of the state if bisected on a southwest-to-northeast line. Sue Barton defeated two other Democrats in the July 25, 2006 primary for the right to run against Lucas in the 2006 general election.

No Immigration Solution

Lucas is on record as saying something extremely conventional about immigration: "One of the things you have to ask is, "should the laws that are on the books be enforced?" But from my perspective, it’s not fair because we have a system to get into the country. There are people who line up every day in front of the embassy in Mexico City, embassies in Africa, in Europe and around the world, to apply for visas or for permission to come to school here, and they’re playing by the rules." Heather Warlick. "Proposed immigration reforms prompt nationwide protests." March 30, 2006. The Vista

Anti-Civil Rights Voting Record

  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional amendment prohibiting Flag Desecration. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit burning the US flag. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated only at 7% by the ACLU. (Dec 2002)

External Links

  • His Congressional home page
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