MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Markwayne Mullin is waking up Wednesday as Oklahoma's new District 2 Congressman-elect.
Mullin, a Republican, defeated challengers Rob Wallace, a Democrat, and Michael Fulks, an Independent, Tuesday by capturing 57 percent of the vote.
Throughout his campaign, Mullin made clear he's not interested in being a stereotypical politician in a suit. Instead, during his victory speech Tuesday night in Muskogee, Mullin said he'd wear his boots to Washington.
Mullin was raised in Adair County and he graduated from Stilwell High School. He currently owns and operates Mullin Plumbing, which he took over for his father at age 20.
Mullin owns several other businesses, including Mullin Farms, Mullin Properties and Mullin Services.
Mullin says running for Congress had nothing to do with him. It was about his children having a bright future without debt.
In Congress, Mullin says he'll cut through the red tape as well as the restrictions and taxes on small business.
His position during the campaign including repealing ObamaCare, improving enforcement against illegal immigration and scaling back government.
Mullin will take the place of Rep. Dan Boren who opted not to run for re-election.
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