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Robert Founds

Running for State Senate
Robert Founds is a lifelong Oklahoman and a graduate of Bixby High School, where he stayed to raise his family and start a successful restaurant business. He has been married for 21 years to his beautiful wife Shelley and is the father of three amazing children. His oldest daughter graduated from Bixby Public Schools and the youngest two still attend school there. Starting out as a dishwasher as a teenager, Robert was the general manager of his first restaurant by age 20. With his brother he started a family diner in Bixby and later he served as director of operations for a group of downtown Tulsa restaurants. Robert currently serves as district manager at Tankersley Foods, a broadline foodservice distribution company handling the majority of the state of Oklahoma. Robert is running on a platform of changing Oklahoma politics by adding balance back to our state legislature and believes that it’s time to get rid of those legislators whose rigid ideologies have led to failing public schools, a state healthcare crisis, a billion dollar deficit and unconstitutional laws that are a waste of taxpayer money.