Erin Brewer 

Candidate for State Senate District 47

  1. Have you ever served in the US Armed Forces? If so, what were your branch, rank and years of service? Mention any details you might want voters to know.

    I have not served.

  2. Do you have connections with veterans or active duty service members, including but not limited to family ties?

    My dad, grandfather, brother-in-law, great uncle, and great aunt are all military veterans serving in conflicts ranging from World War II to Desert Storm. Though they were all humble about their service, I always understood their pride and personal sacrifice.

  3. What do you consider the most important issues facing veterans and military families?

    I am most concerned about two things for veterans and military families: the quality and efficiency of healthcare we provide and the rate of suicide we see among active-duty and retired military members. Those who have served our country deserve the best in healthcare and mental health support. Yet, too often, we hear of significant delays in access to physical care or a failure to connect service members with mental health services. We must improve both.

  4. In what ways can you be helpful to Veterans and military families if elected to office?

    Senate District 47 sees a high number of active-duty families and veterans who are drawn to the area’s public schools and quality of life. I am committed to public education, economic opportunity, and access to healthcare for all Oklahomans. Service men and women and their families are rightfully promised specialized healthcare and I
    will work to ensure that we not only fulfill that obligation but improve it. I believe in listening and working together to resolve problems. I’d be eager to hear from veterans and their families to ensure that we make progress in providing outstanding health and mental healthcare, opportunities for great jobs, and excellent schools for their children.

    Learn more at