Representative Kevin Wallace

Hello, I’m Kevin Wallace and I’m proudly representing the people of Oklahoma’s 32nd District.



Chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee

58th Legislature

Chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee

59th Legislature

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Oct 26, 2023
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Wallace Voices Support of Israel

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, today expressed his support of Israel in the ongoing war with Hamas. "The atrocities committed against the nation of Israel and the Jewish people are reprehensible. Reports show at least 1,400 Israelis were murdered in the surprise attack launched Oct. 7. This includes babies that were burned or beheaded. Women were raped, young people at a music festival were targeted, many were kidnapped, thousands of people were injured, and more than 5,000 rockets have been fired against Israeli towns and civilians. "Israel did not provoke this attack but instead is acting to defend itself and it's right to exist both as a nation and as a people. My heart goes out to all innocent people who have been harmed in this war, but the message is clear: don't harbor terrorists and don't allow them to exist within your borders. That is the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. "America, and Oklahoma have long been allies of Israel, believing the nation is blessed by God and that those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed. "Today, I must express my support for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. I bless them, and I pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I call on our national governmental leaders to support this ally in its efforts to protect its people and to refrain from sending money or other forms of support to nations that are sworn enemies of this sovereign state of Israel." 

May 26, 2023
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House Approves $12.8B State Budget

The Oklahoma House of Representatives today approved the final appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2024, which begins July 1, fulfilling their constitutional duty to pass a balanced budget. The FY24 legislatively-appropriated budget is $12,866,390,628. House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, said the budget includes a historic investment into K-12 education, the largest increase to higher education in recent history, six weeks of paid maternity leave for both teachers and state employees, savings from criminal justice reform to community mental health efforts, a new family caregiver tax credit, additional funding for home-based services for developmentally disabled individuals and hundreds of millions into affordable housing programs. "House Republicans started session with a to-do list we received from our constituents, and this state budget includes many of the issues we prioritized," McCall said. "This forward-thinking, innovative budget is a testament to the dedication of House Republicans to building a flourishing state for every current and future Oklahoman while also committing to fiscal responsibility by maintaining healthy state reserves. I commend Chairman Wallace, Vice Chairman Martinez, our subcommittee chairs and every member of the House for their diligent work on budget throughout session." House Appropriations & Budget Chair Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, said the budget makes a remarkable impact in numerous areas of priority. "This budget is historic on a number of fronts," Wallace said. "We've increased education funding by 21.5%, giving teachers another large pay raise, and supporting classroom learning and school safety. We've included more funding for affordable housing, health care and the Rural Economic Transportation Reliability and Optimization Fund as well as many other services to benefit all Oklahomans. We have economic incentives that will bring more investment and thousands of jobs to our state. Our agencies will have the discretion of boosting state employee pay. We're protecting state assets and lowering our debt financing going forward through our Legacy Capital Financing Fund. "I'm just enormously proud of the work of each person involved in this package, from the Speaker of the House to Vice Chairman Martinez to the members who chair and serve on our Appropriations & Budget subcommittees to our fiscal staff who have worked countless hours to draft a plan that will improve the lives of all Oklahomans in a number of positive ways." House A&B Committee Vice Chair Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, said the budget agreement follows months of discussion. "This excellent budget is an investment in the people and the future of Oklahoma," Martinez said. "It is the result of an enormous amount of hard work by numerous legislators who took input from their constituents and turned that into a product that not only takes care of the needs of millions of Oklahomans but shows fiscal restraint and fiscal responsibility." The legislatively appropriated budget takes months to prepare. It is based on input received throughout dozens of public legislative budget hearings, hundreds of publicly-available agency budget requests, the governor's executive budget proposal introduced at the beginning of session, and the requests and input of all elected representatives, who each serve on standing budget committees and subcommittees. The largest area of the budget continues to be education, at $5.65 billion, or 43.9%. Public K-12 schools continue to be funded at the highest level in state history, $3.97 billion. Higher education receives just over $1 billion, including a $130 million, or 14.9%, state appropriation increase, the largest increase to colleges and universities in recent history. Health remains the second largest area of investment at 18.2% of the budget for a total of $2.34 billion. Human services receives the third largest apportionment, with 7.1%, or $909 million. Transportation and public safety make up 6.3% and 5.7%, respectively, of the state budget. The budget agreement is contained in House Bill 1004X, the general appropriations bill, and several other House and Senate bills passed off the House floor this week. Budget bills were approved in the First Extraordinary Session of the 59th Legislature, which runs concurrently with the regular session, which concluded Sine Die on Friday, May 26. Since budget bills were approved in the First Extraordinary Session, legislators have the option of reconvening at a later date to consider any veto overrides.

Oct 6, 2022

Wallace Comments on Passing of Bill Brewster

House Appropriations & Budget Chair Rep. Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston, today issued a statement remembering his friend and former Rep. William ""Bill"" Brewster, who passed away Oct. 3 at his home in Marietta. Brewster served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1983 to 1990 and for Oklahoma's Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1990 to 1997. ""Bill was a giant of a man, beloved by all, who had the interests of Oklahomans at heart,"" Wallace said. ""Whether supporting public school reform such as House Bill 1017 or energy policy on the national level, as well as many other policy issues, Bill was a true public servant, willing to sacrifice personally to achieve a better outcome for others. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."" Wallace said he knew Brewster and his wife Suzie for 20 years and they were the first people to ask him to run for a seat in the state Legislature. It was Brewster's love for the outdoors and raising whitetail deer that helped cement their friendship, Wallace said. Brewster most recently served on the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, appointed by former Gov. Mary Fallin. Bill Brewster is scheduled to lie in repose from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., today, Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Oklahoma State Capitol in the second-floor Rotunda. A short program is scheduled at 1 p.m. A visitation will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flanagan Watts Funeral Home in Marietta. A celebration of his life is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at Crystal Rock Cathedral in Ardmore. He is survived by his wife, Suzie; his daughter, Karel; and his grandson, Braxton Billy Kent Brewster.