State Representative Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie) has received a rating of 100% from Oklahoma’s longest running conservative publication for his work during the 2011 legislative session.
The 100% rating was given to Murphey by The Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper. Each year since 1979, The Oklahoma Constitution has graded Oklahoma legislators and published a Conservative Index by which the constituents of the legislator can gauge how conservative or liberal their legislator votes.
Each year bills nominated for use on the Conservative Index are submitted to the Oklahoma Conservative PAC (OCPAC). The group contains 200+ members. The membership takes input from both lawmakers and citizens and uses that input to debate and then vote on the top 10
issues by which the lawmakers are graded. This process takes place over two weeks time. During the process, OCPAC members are not told how the legislators voted in order to not bias the vote.
The 10 issues and the rankings of the lawmakers are subsequently published in the Conservative Index. The index grades lawmakers on both their session score and their cumulative lifetime score in order to keep track of the voting habits of lawmakers during their entire time in office.
Murphey was credited for his vote against issuing millions of dollars of additional government debt and for being one of just seven Representatives to vote against a new fee increase on Oklahoma taxpayers. Murphey was also given points for his votes for tort reform, a key right-to-life issue, property tax reform and second amendment rights.
“When I campaigned for office I ran on a platform of representing conservative values. I believe this ranking shows that I am keeping my word,” Murphey said.
Murphey was the only Oklahoma lawmaker to score a 100% this year and remains the only Oklahoma Legislator to maintain a lifetime score of 100% having scored a 100% on the index in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and now 2011.
State Representative Jason Murphey
State Capitol Building – Room #437
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Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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