Representative Andy Fugate

Hi, I’m Andy Fugate and I represent the people of Oklahoma’s 94th District.



Minority Floor Leader

58th Legislature

Minority Floor Leader

59th Legislature

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Mar 14, 2024
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Ballot Proposal Would Allow Former Teachers to Reenter Classroom After Leaving Legislature

Oklahomans could soon see a ballot question that, if approved, would allow former teachers to return to the classroom after leaving political office. Currently, the Oklahoma Constitution prohibits a former legislator from holding a state-paid job for two years after leaving public office. House Joint Resolution 1002, authored by Rep. John Talley, R-Stillwater, would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to exempt legislators who are returning to teach. "While this provision in the Oklahoma Constitution is well-intentioned to prevent government corruption, it also means that former teachers who served in the Legislature have to sit by for two years before they can teach again, even though Oklahoma is facing a teacher shortage," Talley said. "There's unique perspectives and experiences that come with serving as a legislator that these teachers could share with students who are our future leaders. I'm glad for the broad support of this bill and I hope to see this passed quickly so Oklahomans can make their opinion known." HJR1002 passed the House 72-11 and is authored in the Senate by Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City. If passed by the Senate, it would be sent to the Secretary of State to be placed on a statewide ballot.

Aug 29, 2023
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House Democrats Call on Speaker of the House to Form Special Bipartisan Committee to Investigate State Superintendent

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, House Democrats called on the Speaker of the House to form a special bipartisan committee to investigate possible impeachment charges for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters amid recent bomb threats at Tulsa area elementary schools believed to be linked to Walters' rhetoric about Tulsa Public Schools. “Oklahomans deserve a public school system where parents, students and teachers feel safe to go to school and the needs of our students are prioritized over dangerous political rhetoric,” said House Democratic Caucus Chair Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater. House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City said the special bipartisan committee would investigate the current state superintendent to determine if his actions rise to the level of impeachment. “Allocating funds for public education should be free of corruption or political gain. There is already evidence of Walters’ corruption through misspent federal dollars along with discrepancies in his campaign finances. Paired with his toxic rhetoric that is impacting the safety of our schools, we believe it is more than enough to, at the very least, investigate him,” Leader Munson said. Rep. Provenzano mentioned that the rhetoric from the state superintendent has been harmful and potentially compromised the safety of school children. She also believes he is willfully neglecting his duty of office. “The rhetoric from the state superintendent has, up until now, been designed to distract and ?sow chaos. But now, elementary schools in the Tulsa area have received bomb threats as a ?result of disinformation shared by him. Our children deserve to be safe. The willful neglect of ?that duty, even in the highest offices in our state, cannot and will not be ?overlooked. Enough is enough,” Rep. Provenzano added. Leader Munson said, "We share in the growing frustration of Oklahomans across our state who want action to address their deep concerns for the future of public education. It is now time for action." -END-

Aug 15, 2023
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Oklahoma Military Order of the Purple Heart Selects Rep. Fugate as Legislator of the Year

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Andy Fugate, D-Del City and Rep. Melissa Provenzano, D-Tulsa were recently awarded Legislator of the Year by the Oklahoma Military Order of the Purple Heart. The organization represents combat-wounded veterans and continues to serve our country by helping America’s active-duty service members, veterans, their families and those who have borne the burden of battle, according to their website. “I count as one of my highest honors to be recognized for fighting for our military veterans and their families. They represent us all over the world and I’m proud to represent them here at home,” House Democratic Floor Leader Andy Fugate said. Military Order of the Purple Heart's legislative goals include veteran’s healthcare, veteran’s and survivors’ benefits, accountability, education and employment. “Many thanks to the Oklahoma Military Order of the Purple Heart for this honor. My dad was a veteran, and he was painfully honest about life after service and the challenges it posed. I will always do what is needed and necessary to support our veterans. They have earned every ounce of support and effort we can provide,” Rep. Provenzano said.   -END-