House of Representatives

Representative Loring, Ben
District 7 -  Democrat
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Capitol Address:
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Room  539B
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 557-7399

Legislative Assistant:
Kirsten Therkelson*
(405) 557-7399
* Providing Interim Coverage

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Measures Authored 2015


Committees

District Information

County(s) Represented in District
Delaware, Ottawa

Municipality(s) Represented in District
Afton town, Cardin town, Commerce city, Fairland town, Grove city, Miami city, North Miami town, Peoria town, Picher city, Quapaw town, Wyandotte town

Zipcode(s) Represented in District
74331, 74333, 74339, 74343, 74344, 74354, 74358, 74360, 74363, 74370

Year Elected
Year: 2014

Term Limited
Year: 2026

Biographical Information
PERSONAL:
Loring was born on February 23, 1953, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Oklahoma, where he also received a Juris Doctor. He practiced law in Miami, Oklahoma, where he served as the District Attorney from 1991 through 1999. He then entered into private practice Eddie Wyant. When Wyant became District Attorney in 2004, Loring served as his First Assistant until Loring’s election to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Loring also served on the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth for 15 years, serving three terms as Chairman. He and his wife, Barbara, a teacher of special education at Miami Public Schools, raised two sons, David and Ian, both of whom served in the U.S. Army. The Lorings also purchased a small farm next to their home in Miami. Representative Loring still serves as a Boy Scout leader, and enjoys camping, canoeing, hiking, rappelling, and other outdoor adventures with his scouts.

To contact Representative Loring – 201 16th Pl. SW, Miami, OK 74354; 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105; 405.557.7399; ben.loring@okhouse.gov

EDUCATION:
Oklahoma University, BS, JD

PROFESSION:
Attorney

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:
House of Representatives, 55th Legislature to present

Address: 2300 N Lincoln Blvd., State Capitol Building, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 521-2711 | (800) 522-8502 | (800) 522-8506 (Relay Oklahoma)