Neil Hays candidate for House District 13

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Neil Hays has served as the Oklahoma House of Representatives member from the 13th district since November 16, 2022 and seeks re-election.

Neil Hays was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma where his father worked as a high school coach and principal. He attended college on a basketball scholarship. He has an MBA from Northeastern Oklahoma State University.

Before running for office, Hays worked as a high school coach and businessman. He taught mathematics and history at Hilldale High School. He later left teaching to open a Farmers Insurance agency in Okmulgee. His agency was rated in the top five in the state by Farmers Insurance in 2021.

Hays launched his campaign for the Oklahoma House of Representatives’s 13th district in early April 2022. He was one of four Republican candidates vying to succeed incumbent Avery Frix, who had retired to run for Oklahoma’s 2nd congressional district in 2022. He campaigned on “conservative values” and criticizing Joe Biden’s policies. He was endorsed by the State Chamber Political Action Committee. He advanced to a runoff with Carlisa Rogers. During the runoff, Hays expressed willingness to support some school voucher bills. He was sworn in November 16, 2022.

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