"Conservatives must change the way we engage in the political arena. We have settled for status quo legislators that say one thing and then do nothing to act. We must demand that our government officials stop playing politics and actually take action on protecting individual freedoms and upholding the Constitution!
-State Senator Joseph Silk
No more playing political games and compromising, our federal delegation must:
Challenge the Establishment
Uphold the Constitution
Attain a Viable Future
Empowering the States
Military Veteran Father of Eight Constitutional State Senator
Joseph Silk graduated high school while residing in Talihina, Oklahoma, the spring of 2004. He attended Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma, from 2004-2006 where he took his general education college courses. While at Rogers State University, he completed 2 years of United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training with Detachment 670 from Oklahoma State University.
In 2007 Joseph joined the United States Coast Guard. After basic training in Cape May, New Jersey, where he was a member of his classes’ drill team/honor guard and was awarded the Marksmanship Ribbon, he was assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax in Morehead City North Carolina. He received a letter of appreciation from his Commanding Officer for his diligent work on board the Smilax. In 2009 he attended Boatswains Mate A-School in Yorktown, Virginia, where he achieved the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class. While in Yorktown, Joseph received the rare score of a perfect 100 in the nautical navigation test, which resulted him being a recipient of the Navigation Rules Ace Award and he was also selected by his classmates to receive the Leadership Excellence Award. Upon graduation from Yorktown Joseph was assigned to the National Motor Life Boat School at Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Washington, where he oversaw the schools’ deck force for its 47-foot motor life boats. During his time in the Coast Guard he also received a United States Military Good Conduct Medal.
In 2010 he departed the military and entered the private sector. He and his growing family moved back to Oklahoma, where he went into the property management field with his father. Over the next few years, Joseph and his father worked together and doubled the company’s revenue and clientele. In the civilian sector, Joseph completed his B.A. in Organizational and Strategic Communication with a minor in Psychology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
In 2014 Joseph ran for senator in Oklahoma State Senate District 5. His victory in the election sent shock waves across the State, due to his victory over well State Representative. Winning the election, Joseph became the first republican State Senator elected from Senate District 5, and the youngest member of the State Senate at the age of 27. In 2016, he ran for re-election for a full term and won again. During his time in the Senate he has received the 2015 and 2016 Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee Freshman Legislator of the Year Award, the 2016 Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee William Wilberforce Award, the 2016 Oklahoma Second Amendment Association Minute Man Legislator of the Year Award. In 2017 he received a Conservative Achievement Award from the American Conservative Union.
Joseph has been married to his wife Kimberlee for 12 years. They have 8 children, Isabelle (12), Jude (10), Sophia (8), Josey (6), Norah (4), Luke (3), Ruthie (1), and Marcus (3 mo.) Joseph and Kimberlee enjoy spending time as a family on their small rural farm in SE Oklahoma. They enjoy bike riding, hiking, and camping as a family. Joseph is also an avid outdoorsman and spends much of his free time shooting and hunting.
Undisputed Constitutional Conservative Record
U.S. Coast Guard Leadership Excellence Award (2009)
2015 Freshman Legislator of the Year (OCPAC)
2016 Freshman Legislator of the Year(OCPAC)
2016 William Wilberforce Champion of Life Award (OCPAC)
2016 Minute Man Legislator of theYear Award (OK2A)
2017 Conservative Achivement Award (ACU)
-2016 Authored SB 1118, first bill in the nation that would abolish abortion and re-authored it as SB 13 in 2018.
-2017 broke ranks from establishment republican leadership and voted against the $450 million tax increase on Oklahomans
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