Representative Mark McBride

Hi, I'm Mark McBride and I represent the people of Oklahoma's 53rd District.



Assistant Floor Leader

59th Legislature

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Nov 13, 2023
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Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame Inductees Recognized

OKLAHOMA CITY – Reps. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, and Mark McBride, R-Moore, on behalf of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, recently issued legislative citations to the two 2023 Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame inductees. Ray Henson and Joyce Henderson were inducted into the Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame on Nov. 10. "These two long-time, faithful Oklahoma educators deserve our thanks for their service to the students, parents and fellow educators of our great state," Baker and McBride said in a joint statement. "Their work is well-deserving of being memorialized in the Hall of Fame, and we're so glad to pay a part in their recognition." Henson worked in Oklahoma public schools for 53 years, starting his education career as a science teacher in Kinta. He later became a basketball coach and high school principal in Glenpool. In 1971, he became superintendent at Talihina Public Schools, where for 35 years he sought educational innovations that led to dramatic increases in student learning opportunities and achievements. He garnered support that led to upgraded district facilities, which now bear his name. Henson's career accomplishments include induction into the Eastern Oklahoma State College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004 and receiving the University of Oklahoma Career Educator Award in 2004. He also served as president of the National Board of the North Central Association, the Talihina Chamber of Commerce, Talihina Lions Club, Talihina Housing Authority, and served on the boards of the Organization of Rural Oklahoma Schools, National Indian Impact Aid Association, and the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activity Association. Henson also led and served on councils related to adult education and bilingual education with special attention to Native American students. Henderson has served Oklahoma public schools for nearly 40 years as a teacher and administrator, including as principal at various schools in the Oklahoma City Public Schools District. The schools include Dunjee High School, Emerson Alternative High School, the original Classen High School, Northeast High School and Star Spencer High School. Henderson was also one of the original administrators for the opening of Classen School of Advanced Studies. Henderson's career accomplishments include receiving the 2005 Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Award; the 2006 YWCA Woman Achiever of the Year Award; Central Oklahoma Chapter National Award from John F. Kennedy for the Performing Arts Administrator; Woman of the Year; Redlands Girl Scouts Organization: Wind Beneath My Wings Award; OKC Public Schools: Most Positive Principal Award; Langston University Education Hall of Fame Inductee; Most Outstanding Basileus Award of Midwestern Region, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Finalist for Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Award; Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Administration; state winner, Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education Award; By-liner Award, OKC Professional Chapter, Women in Communications, Inc.; Outstanding Leadership Certificate, NTU Arts Association; Finer Womanhood Award, local chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Citations for Henson and Henderson note that the two are recognized with the highest degree of respect and honor by all citizens of the great state of Oklahoma for their phenomenal teaching skills, contributions, and achievements. The Oklahoma Educators Hall of Fame annually inducts teachers from across Oklahoma recognizing them for their integrity, leadership, accomplishments, and exemplary moral character.

Oct 30, 2023
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McBride Named Outstanding Legislator by Rural Schools Org.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, recently was named Outstanding Rural Legislator by the Organization of Rural Oklahoma Schools. The award was given for McBride's work to increase funding for public schools throughout Oklahoma, including those in rural areas, and to preserve policies that benefit public education. McBride serves as chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee for Education. "As a product of public schools, I will always be a defender of our teachers and administrators in public education who fight every day to enhance learning for our students and to help graduate Oklahomans who are skilled and trained and ready for the future," McBride said. "Our rural schools need our help more than ever, and since my tenure as chair of the A&B Education Subcommittee, I've worked to ensure they get more equal funding to meet the needs of their student populations and to help them retain teachers. It's an honor to be recognized for my efforts." McBride received the award at the organization's fall conference held Oct. 26-27 in Shawnee.

Oct 9, 2023
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McBride: House Supports Israel

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, today issued a statement on the Oklahoma House of Representatives' support of the state of Israel. "The House over a number of years has adopted numerous resolutions and legislation expressing its support of the state of Israel and acknowledging its right to exist. Today, as this ally stands under attack by cruel enemies and faces an increasing number of lives lost and those injured or kidnapped, it is more important than ever for us to remember our support of and pledge our help to Israel through our actions and our prayers." The House in 2021 adopted House Resolution 1037, which expressed support for the nation of Israel during a time of adversity and hostile actions by a foreign power. The resolution was passed on the day in history when Israel declared statehood in 1948, fulfilling a 3,000-year-old prophecy from the Book of Amos that God would bring his people, Israel, out of captivity. The resolution in part reads: "We must stand united with Israel in this latest attack against their sovereignty and their right to exist as a nation and for the Jewish people to exist. Israel is one of the United States' staunchest allies. We must stand firm in condemning the hatred against this people that has led to their expulsion from countries across the globe for centuries and to their massacre, including the more than 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust under the Nazis." The resolution called for a restoration of peace in Israel and asked for prayers for the Jewish people and others involved in the latest escalation of fighting. The resolution further states: “We stand today united in our support of Israel and the Jewish people and we bless them, and we pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Copies of the resolution were distributed to each member of the Oklahoma congressional delegation. McBride said HR1037 is as relevant today as the day it was passed. He said were the House in session presently, he would suggest another such resolution given the current war. He also pointed out House Resolution 1063, adopted in 2022, which states that Oklahoma will divest the state and its retirement funds of any company that boycotts Israel; and House Bill 3967, passed in 2020, which declared Israel a prominent trading partner and that the state, and those companies that do business by and through the state, in the interest of the state's economic policy, should not boycott trade with Israel.