Meet Jared

Jared Deck is an award-winning musician, business owner, and work-at-home dad. Now, he’s running for State Representative of House District 44.

While earning a BA in Music Performance at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Jared worked at a factory to pay the bills and pursue his passion for music. However, his story took a turn when he, along with 275 coworkers, learned their jobs would be sent to overseas facilities. On that day in 2007, he realized that the systemic issues we face are very personal to those affected.

For the 15 years since, Jared has done the grassroots organizing and political advocacy work necessary to bring progressive ideas back to relevance in Oklahoma. Today, Jared is an active member of our community, working to make a tangible difference for our neighbors:

  • Moore Norman Technology Center Board of Education

  • Variety Care Health Centers Board of Directors

  • ACLU of Oklahoma Board of Directors

  • SWOSU Alumni Association Board of Directors

  • Member of Sooner Rotary Satellite Club

  • Member of Local 375-703 American Federation of Musicians (AFL-CIO)

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Deck has been self-employed for 15 years, previously owning a retail cell phone dealership and was a partner in an independent insurance agency. For the past several years, he has been a full-time professional musician, touring 11 states regionally. In 2016, Jared won the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest and was named to Rolling Stone’s Top 10 New Artists You Need To Know.

Jared's partner, Jacy, is on staff at the University of Oklahoma. They've been married eleven years and have two children, Rachel and Jude.

  • Former Volunteer Petition Trainer & Organizer for Yes On 802 that passed Medicaid Expansion

  • Former Executive Director of the Oklahoma Future Fund, which conducted one of the largest voter engagement, turnout, and vote-by-mail programs in Oklahoma history

  • Former Democratic Alternate Member of the Cleveland County Election Board

  • Former Secretary of the Cleveland County Democratic Party

  • Assists in organizing Norman’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

  • Former Upward Bound teacher and elementary school permanent substitute

House District 44 is located in core Norman. Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, currently represents the district and cannot run again due to term limits.

Endorsements:

  • SENATOR MARY BOREN

  • REPRESENTATIVE MERLEYN BELL

  • REPRESENTATIVE JACOB ROSECRANTS

  • OKLAHOMA AFL-CIO

  • AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

  • UFCW LOCAL 1000

  • RED DIRT COLLECTIVE

  • OKLAHOMANS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION