Representative Regina Goodwin

Hi, I’m Regina Goodwin and I represent the people of Oklahoma’s 73rd District.



Assistant Minority Floor Leader

58th Legislature

Assistant Minority Floor Leader

59th Legislature

News & Announcements

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-

Apr 6, 2023
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Legislative Black Caucus Set to Host 2023 A.C. Hamlin Gala

OKLAHOMA CITY –The Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus Chair, Rep. Jason Lowe, D-OKC, is pleased to announce the 2023 A.C. Hamlin Gala, which will be held at 7 p.m. April 18 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Tickets for the event, normally $75, are on sale for $65 until April 8.  The gala, named after political trailblazer and the first Black member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, A.C. Hamlin, will be a celebration of his life and achievements. The event raises funds for academic scholarships for students attending Oklahoma’s only HBCU – Langston University.  "A.C. Hamlin was an exceptional leader who fought for civil rights and economic justice," Lowe said. "The gala is an opportunity to honor his legacy and raise funds for the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering students at Langston University." The A.C. Hamlin Gala will be an evening to remember, as the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus honors outstanding Oklahomans who have made significant contributions to their communities. The Chairman's Award will recognize an individual who has continued the long march of progress toward a better Oklahoma. In addition, the Media Innovator Award will honor innovative media professionals dedicated to keeping Oklahomans informed. These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of exceptional Oklahomans and to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. The 2023 Chairman's Award winner is Toby Brown, an exceptional Oklahoman who has contributed significantly to the state's progress. Brown has a long history of supporting the community. Brown is also the President of the Toby Brown Realty, a real estate development firm that has played a vital role in the revitalization of Oklahoma City's downtown area. The 2023 Media Innovator Award winners include Carla Hinton, Nehemiah D. Frank, Martha Vaughan, Kevin Perry, Donald R. James II, Clytie Bunyan, and Naomi Keitt. These individuals have demonstrated exceptional dedication to journalism and media, helping to shine a light on important issues affecting Oklahomans. Their work spans across print, broadcast, and digital media, and their contributions have had a significant impact on their respective communities. Members of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus include:  Rep. Jason Lowe, chair Rep. Monroe Nichols, vice chair Sen. Kevin Matthews Sen. George Young Rep. Regina Goodwin Rep. Ajay Pittman Rep. Mauree Turner Join us for dinner and celebration as we recognize these exceptional individuals. Purchase tickets by calling (405)557-7367 or following this link:  2023 A.C. Hamlin Gala .  -END-

Mar 2, 2023
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U.S DOT Awards $1.6 Million Planning Grant to Explore Removal of a One-Mile Stretch of I-244 Dividing the Historic Greenwood District

OKLAHOMA CITY –Representative Regina Goodwin, D-Tulsa, Cody Brandt, Tulsa STEPS along with Dr. Warren Blakney, Pastor of North Peoria Church of Christ and other community leaders will announce a $1.6 million grant awarded through the Biden administration's Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program.  The grant will fund a feasibility study of the partial removal of a one-mile section of Interstate 244 dividing the Historic Greenwood District. An interim study revealed that alternate connections would include Highway 75, and Gilcrease or Tisdale expressways, Rep. Goodwin said. “Many different organizations and local leaders worked tirelessly to bring this project into fruition,” Rep. Goodwin said. “We were initially in Greenwood on Kings Street,” said Dr. Blakney, Pastor of North Peoria Church of Christ. “We look forward to opening up the Greenwood area to the entire city to support Black businesses and encourage economic growth,” he added.  “As a descendant of Tulsa Race Massacre survivors, I know the construction of I-244 was the second phase of destruction in the Greenwood community as houses and buildings were bulldozed,” Rep. Goodwin said. Community organizers also seek to establish a community land trust to facilitate ?long-term redevelopment of nearly 30 acres that will open up with the removal of the one-mile northern leg of the interstate.  The Reconnecting Communities Program is a bipartisan infrastructure law that invests $1 billion over five years to address ?infrastructure barriers that limit mobility, access, or economic development for ?communities across the country. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, federal highway policy of the mid-20th century allowed for, and often promoted, the construction of highways through Black cities and towns across the nation. ?"Transportation should connect, not divide, people and communities,” said U.S. ?Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We are proud to announce the first ?grantees of our Reconnecting Communities Program, which will unite ?neighborhoods, ensure the future is better than the past, and provide Americans ?with better access to jobs, health care, groceries and other essentials.”  ? According to the Department's Beyond Traffic 2045 Report, routes were chosen where land costs were the lowest or where political resistance was weakest, cutting through low-income and minority communities more often than not. U.S. DOT estimates that at least 1 million people and businesses—including mom-and-pop shops, farms, and non-profits providing services—were displaced in the buildout of the highway system. In many instances entire neighborhoods were razed. Many of the communities destroyed by urban renewal and the construction of urban highways were once densely populated, vibrant, affordable, and accessible neighborhoods.  -END-