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Congressman Markwayne Mullin was first elected to serve the people of Oklahoma’s Second Congressional District in November 2012. He is currently serving his fourth term in office.


Mullin and his wife Christie have been married since 1997 and have six children: Jim, Jayce, Andrew, Larra, Ivy, and Lynette. The Mullin family currently resides on their ranch in Westville, Oklahoma, which includes the original allotment land his family received as Cherokees. They are members of the Assembly of God Church.

A graduate of Stilwell High School, Mullin attended Missouri Valley College on a wrestling scholarship. Shortly after, Mullin’s father fell ill and the family’s plumbing company encountered financial troubles. Mullin left college to return home and take over his family’s business, forgoing his wrestling scholarship and education. 

Markwayne and Christie founded multiple successful companies including Mullin Plumbing, Mullin Environmental, Mullin Services, Mullin Properties, and Rowan’s Steakhouse to name a few. Today, Mullin Plumbing is one of the largest service companies in the region. Together, Markwayne and Christie employ hundreds of employees across the state. As one of the few business owners in Congress, Mullin brings the business perspective into the national debate on many issues directly impacting Oklahoma’s thousands of small businesses.

Mullin is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. As one of only four Native Americans currently serving in the House, Mullin brings a firsthand knowledge of Native American issues to Washington, D.C.   

Mullin is a former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter with a professional record of 5-0 and he was inducted into the Oklahoma Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. He remains active in the wrestling community and on any given weekend he can be found coaching his kids and other young people in tournaments across the country. Mullin also leads a bipartisan workout group every morning he is in Washington, bringing both Republicans and Democrats together in their dislike of burpees.

 

In 2010, Mullin completed his education and received his degree in Applied Science in Construction Technology from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. Additionally, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Bacone College in 2018.

Mullin currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee including the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Subcommittee on Health, and on Environment and Climate Change. Additionally, Mullin is a member of a number of caucuses, and is a co-chair of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), the Men’s Health Caucus, and the Innovation Caucus.

Mullin was also chosen to serve on a select committee, the House Democracy Partnership, which partners with countries all over the world which help promote democracy.

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