Rep. Charles Ortega
Republican Party Platform Sets the Standards
The higher the score the more conservative the legislator
2018 RINO Score of 24
Got 14.5 votes wrong
Towns in district include: Altus, Blair, East Duke, Eldorado, Elmer, Friendship, Gould, Granite, Headrick, Hollis, Lone Wolf, Mangum, Martha, Mountain Park, Olustee, Snyder
Zip codes in district include: 73521, 73526, 73532, 73537, 73539, 73544, 73547, 73549, 73550, 73554, 73556, 73559, 73560, 73564, 73566, 73571, 73651, 73655
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Representative Charles Ortega did a terrible job representing his voters this year. He got 14.5 of the votes wrong that put him to be at 39th spot from the top and 61st spot from the bottom of the index list. Here is his contact info, please contact him and voice your opinion on his voting record.
HB 1010 xx Teacher tax, hikes on fuel, cigarettes and other tobacco products, and a GPT increase (Gross Production Tax) N is conservative, Y is liberal. This bill was one of the worst tax increases due to the extortion that was involved and it was the single largest tax increase in state history.
Had the CLO money been used as designed by the federal government and the state constitution there would have been 100 million dollars a year sent to education every year since Fallin came into office. Had audits been conducted to find the waste and inefficiencies to prove that more money was needed perhaps these tax hikes would have been needed. Had the simple bill that would have mandated Oklahoma superintendents get their administrative costs down to the national average there would have been twice as much money available for teacher raises without raising taxes. Worse, most of the money is diverted in the second year, leaving the raises unfunded, allowing the legislators to crank up another half billion in new taxes next year.