Denise Brewer is a parent, national award-winning journalist and community volunteer. She is running for re-election to continue to represent District 71 because she knows that our greatest asset is our people and it is time for their interests to be advocated for at the capitol.
Denise’s family roots go back over 100 years in Oklahoma. While she is Oklahoman through and through, she was raised all over the world in tow of her father’s decorated service in the Air Force. Through her travels, she has seen first-hand that education and hard work are the cornerstones of a strong society. Once her family settled back in Norman, Oklahoma Denise focused on her childhood dream of being a journalist.
Denise worked her way through college, graduating from the University of Oklahoma earning her bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Upon graduation, she followed in the footsteps of her hero, Walter Cronkite and became a television journalist. Over the course of her award-winning career, she has worked as a broadcast journalist for a number of television affiliates in Tulsa as well as NPR.
Denise believes that Tulsa is on the verge of great things if our state government would only get out of the way. While she loves this state, she knows that our vibrant community has been handicapped by policies enacted by the leadership at the state capitol. We must fix our legislature before Tulsa can truly become a destination for businesses and travelers alike.
In covering stories all over Tulsa, Denise has seen the true potential of our citizens. Tulsa is brimming with entrepreneurial spirit, culture, and hospitality. She believes that we must put our assets front and center and deliver for the working families in our community. In order to do that, we must invest in our healthcare system, our kids, their teachers and the schools that educate our workforce.
When not at the Capitol, Denise lives and works in Tulsa. She is the proud parent of three great kids, Patrick, Riley, and Aidan.