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actor , lawyer , politician , film producer , member of the State Senate of Oklahoma

Richard Brooks Douglass, American State senator. Member Oklahoma Health Care Commission; board directors Westside Young Men’s Christian Association, Oklahoma City.

Background

Douglass, Richard Brooks was born on September 28, 1963 in Norman, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Richard and Marilyn Douglass.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, Baylor University, 1985. Master of Business Administration, Oklahoma City University, 1990. Juris Doctor, Oklahoma City University, 1990.

Career

In 1990, when he was only 27, Douglass, running as a Republican, was elected as the youngest State Senator to serve in Oklahoma. His signature legislation was a 1992 bill championing the rights of crime victims. He served from 1991-2003 representing district 40.

He also ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House 6th district in a 1994 special election. While he placed first in the primary, he lost to eventual victor Frank D. Lucas in the runoff. Douglass produced and acted in the 2010 film Heaven's Rain.

His father served as pastor of Putnam City Baptist Church and the family resided in Okarche, Oklahoma. Two drifters, Glen Ake and Steven Hatch entered their home, tied the family, including Brooks—then 16—stole $43, then took 12-year-old Leslie into the bedroom where Ake then Hatch both raped her. They then shot all four family members killing the parents and leaving the two siblings for dead.

The movie recounts the brutal story as a backdrop against which a story of forgiveness emerges through the lives of Brooks and Leslie, both of whom have excelled in their respective careers, he as a state legislator, businessman, producer and actor. She as a professional educator.

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Politics

Churches should continually prioritize and monitor the progress in adequately representing the increasing racial and ethnic diversity of communities in local congregations and entities.

Views

It is important to experience of God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

Membership

Member Oklahoma Health Care Commission. Board directors Westside Young Men’s Christian Association, Oklahoma City.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, soccer.

Connections

Married.

father:
Richard Douglass

mother:
Marilyn Douglass