Rick Kibbe is currently the Superintendent of Catoosa Public Schools. He lives with his wife on the far West side of District 8 near the Verdigris River and Hwy 412 and is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Rick grew up in the small farming / ranching community of Arnett, OK (Pop. 527) and has spent 27 of his 36 years in education working in small rural schools. He has worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and is currently a Board Member for Tulsa Technology Center.
Rick strongly believes in defending the constitution, limiting Federal influence on State and Local issues, and building strong infrastructure (mainly roads, internet access and cellular reception) to encourage and support local economic growth and commerce.
Rick was recently named the Superintendent of the Year by his peers in District 6 for the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators (OASA) which includes Pryor, Chouteau, Mazie, Locust Grove and Mazie. He has served on a variety of State Government Committees as well as on the board of the Catoosa Economic Development Authority.
Wife: Ladena, who is currently a secretary with the Claremore Public School system.
Kristy and husband Josh and their daughters Hannah & Micah, and sons Jonah & Judah – is a stay at home mom.
Mike and wife Cathy and their daughter Evelyn - Mike a graduate of OSU and Saint Louis University School of Law has served in the Marines as a JAG Officer and is currently employed with a law firm in Irvine, CA.
Jennifer and husband Matt - Jennifer is a graduate of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University School of Nursing. She is currently employed as a Registered Nurse at St. John Hospital in Tulsa.
Graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree, and a Major Minor in Social Science, in Secondary Education.
Master's Degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Secondary Administration
Superintendents certification from Oklahoma State University.
Present - Member, Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Oak Grove Baptist Church
Member and Youth Minister for Texhoma First Baptist Church
Member and Deacon of Coyle 1st Baptist Church
Sponsor of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Rick is a gun owner and has held a concealed carry license for several years.
For OK House District 8
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