SNU Alumnus files for State Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (July 2, 2013) – SNU Alumnus Jason Dunnington (Class of 1999) filed his candidacy for Oklahoma State Senate District 40. 

“Nothing seems more important than providing a safe, healthy, engaging environment for my children to grow up in. I love this state and I want my kids and others to be proud of being an Oklahoman. But more than that I want my children and all to have the opportunity to succeed and become productive citizens in this great state. Oklahomans have experienced so much growth over the past couple decades but with growth comes challenges. I’m running for my children and running to represent the people in district 40 as we step up to the challenges of the future,” stated Dunnington. 

Dunnington has a six year old son and four year old daughter. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development for Shelton Investments, a family owned investment company based in Oklahoma City that largely invests in oil and gas assets. He is also an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University. 

“I am running because I want to keep Oklahoma moving forward. Politics should not be about party registration. It should be about doing the right thing for our state. From improving our public education to creating a climate that promotes business and quality jobs, we have to work together.” 

In addition to his business background, Dunnington is a graduate of Southern Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary and previously served as a Nazarene pastor. Jason grew up in Bethany while his father was the Dean of Academic Affairs at SNU. 

“I believe that my background as a father, businessman, and former pastor provide a unique skill set to operate from on behalf of the constituents in district 40. I believe I can represent the interests of this great district at the State Capitol and keep our state moving in the right direction,” said Dunnington. 

Senate District 40 is located in the heart of Oklahoma City and includes parts of Oklahoma City, Nichols Hills and Bethany.