Representative Anthony Moore

Hi, I'm Anthony Moore and I represent the people of Oklahoma's 57th District.


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Mar 23, 2023
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Moore Wins Passage of Constituent Request Prisoner Escape Notification System

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, on Wednesday secured unanimous passage of a bill in the House of Representatives that would alert residents in close proximity of a correctional facility in the event of a prisoner escape. House Bill 1546 would direct the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to develop an Orange Alert communication system at each correctional facility in the state to notify any resident within a 40-mile radius of the facility when a prisoner has escaped. Moore explained the language for the bill originally was drafted by Katie Edelen, a high school senior from Arapaho-Butler Public Schools during her attendance at "Capitol Camp" last summer. The program, held at the State Capitol, is hosted by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau for high school FFA and 4-H students. "Katie and her family lived through a frightening situation created by escaped inmates," Moore said. "I could not be more proud of her courage and leadership in taking such a difficult situation and working to produce a positive result by creating this language to protect the residents of the state of Oklahoma. Residents who have a prison nearby deserve to be notified immediately if their safety is in danger from an escaped prisoner." Moore said the alert would work similar to the state's Amber Alert system that people get on their cell phones. It would alert those who live within a 40-mile radius of the correctional facility where an inmate has escaped. HB1546 passed 96-0 in the House. It now moves to the state Senate where it is authored by Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher. -END-

Feb 23, 2023
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Baker, McBride, Moore Rebuke Statements by State Supt.

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Reps. Rhonda Baker, R-Yukon, Mark McBride, R-Moore, and Anthony Moore, R-Clinton, today issued the following statement after State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters made comments in a State Board of Education meeting that were disparaging toward the state's higher education system. The lawmakers, who watched today's meeting, reported Walters said he would continue to monitor higher education and is concerned about young people entering higher education. "It is clear the State Board of Education has no purview over Oklahoma's system of universities and colleges, which are maintained by The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, a constitutional board. Even in his capacity as the governor's appointed secretary of education, Walters has no true authority over the state's system of higher learning. "Data shows a college degree or Career Tech certification leads to better job opportunities and better salaries for young people. At a time when building our workforce is more critical than ever in our state, the superintendent should refrain from discouraging any student from pursuing higher learning." "We implore the state superintendent to focus on the job he was elected to do, which includes supporting increased outcomes for the children and the educators in our preK-12 classrooms." Baker serves as chair of the House Common Education Committee, McBride chairs the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee for Education, and Moore chairs the House Higher Education and Career Tech Committee.