Representative Cyndi Munson

Hi, I’m Cyndi Munson and I represent the people of Oklahoma’s 85th District.



Minority Leader

59th Legislature

Minority Caucus Chair

58th Legislature

News & Announcements

May 3, 2023

STATEMENT: House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson Encourages Lawmakers to Override the Governor's Veto of OETA Funding Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY – “I wholeheartedly support OETA. With more than 650,000 viewers per week, it is a source of art and history and brings families together. OETA operates Oklahoma’s warning, alert and response systems and it is the most-watched PBS station in the country. The Governor included funding for OETA in his original budget. Eliminating funding for OETA deprives Oklahomans of free, high-quality educational programing and demonstrates that the Governor is out of touch with Oklahomans in both urban and rural communities. I would encourage a bipartisan effort by both chambers to support the people of Oklahoma by overriding the Governor’s veto,”

May 3, 2023

House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson Honored for Guarding, Protecting and Preserving the Rights of Women and Families, Receives the Guardian Award

OKLAHOMA CITY –House Democratic Leader Cyndi Munson, D- Oklahoma City, received the Guardian Award by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women last Friday. Created in 2010, the Guardian Award recognizes Oklahoma legislative, executive, and judicial officials who have made significant contributions to guarding, protecting, and preserving the rights of women and families. Leader Munson said she wants to continue to use her public service to be a vessel to help others. “To say I am honored to be selected for the Guardian Award is an understatement. I have committed my professional—and personal—life to improving the lives of women and girls in Oklahoma, starting with my work at Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma,” Leader Munson said. “I am grateful to Speaker Charles McCall who appointed me as a Commissioner, which has given me an opportunity to support and contribute to the Commission beyond my legislative work. I am humbled by the opportunity to combine my passion with my work—both during my time in the nonprofit sector and public service—and be a vessel to help others. Much has changed for Oklahoma's women and girls, but there's still so much more to do, and I intend to continue to do the work." -END-

Apr 20, 2023

Cyndi Munson Re-elected House Minority Leader

OKLAHOMA CITY –This week House Minority Leader Cyndi Munson, D-Oklahoma City was re-elected for a second term as House Minority Leader of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. She is the first Asian-American elected as House Minority Leader. Munson will serve as Minority Leader through 2026. Leader Munson has expanded the Democratic Caucus for the first time in two decades. House Democrats returned every member who ran for re-election and gained a net seat, reflecting increased public support for Democratic values in Oklahoma. “I think our message speaks to the people of Oklahoma. House Democrats work every day to ensure a fair shot at a high quality of life for all Oklahomans,” Leader Munson said. “We want fully funded public schools so that our students thrive and are prepared to enter the workforce to build Oklahoma’s economy. We want everyone to have access to higher wage jobs, affordable healthcare and housing. We have prioritized these issues during this legislative session and know this is what Oklahomans want from their lawmakers." She has been at the helm of building an infrastructure to support House Democrats in their districts. She believes a strong foundation is built by being intentional about diversity, equity and inclusion. “I am proud of our caucus, and I am humbled by their support to continue to serve as House Minority Leader. The House Democratic Caucus is the most diverse caucus in state history. Our diversity is our strength. When we can authentically come together with our different perspectives and weave together our ideas, you see that the whole is truly greater than the sum of our parts,” she said. Leader Munson said she looks forward to continuing her work with Chairwoman Trish Ranson and Vice Chairman John Waldron on the House Democratic Caucus Leadership Team as they bring steady leadership to the caucus and the state of Oklahoma. “I wish to thank the members of the Democratic Caucus for their trust in my leadership. I have enjoyed serving as Minority Caucus Chairwoman and I look forward to continuing my service in this role,” said Chairwoman Trish Ranson, D-Stillwater, re-elected for a second term. House Minority Caucus Vice Chairman John Waldron, D-Tulsa was re-elected for a second two-year term also. “I am honored to serve again as part of the leadership team. With our caucus membership on the rise, I look forward to assisting in its continued growth and service to the people of Oklahoma,” said Vice Chairman Waldron. Passionate about education and criminal justice reform, Leader Munson has spent over a decade working in the non-profit community. She primarily focuses on issues that create solutions for everyday working families. She serves on several committees including Children, Youth and Family Services, General Government, Rural Development, House Appropriations and Budget Committee and Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding.   -END-