About Frankie Robbins
I have strong “ties” to Oklahoma and the land. I am a 3rd generation Oklahoman. My grandfather made the land-run in the Cherokee Outlet on September 16th, 1893. I was born in Enid and raised on the family farm between Medford and Wakita.
Growing up on the farm, I certainly had the work ethic embedded in me at an early age. We had a wood stove for heat until I was about 12. In the first grade, I would come home from school and chop wood every evening. Summers were long, hot days working in the fields, putting up hay, and repairing old equipment that seemed to break down every day.
Fortunately my dad was a religious man and believed in a “day of rest” on Sunday. And, on that day of rest, we attended the Wakita First Baptist Church. That is where the foundation was laid for my strong faith and Christian values that I profess today. I am now an active member of the Medford 1st United Methodist Church.
I am grateful for the good education I received in the Medford Public Schools and Oklahoma State University where I “earned” a degree in Civil Engineering. Growing up in Oklahoma, the heartland of America, and small town America is very special. It will always be my home.
Experiencing the ‘60’s as a high school and college student gives me the ability to put today’s politics in perspective. The Viet Nam War that created great divisions between generations, the hostilities and conflicts associated with the civil rights movement, the assassination of JFK, MLK, and Bobby Kennedy, and the threat of nuclear annihilation made for a very difficult decade in our Country. Today’s issues seem miniscule to that period in time. I came out of that decade with the determination to become involved and “make a difference” for the sake of our Country.
I worked for the Kansas Highway Department for 5 years and then had a 32-year career with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service that allowed me to stay connected to the land, and to have an even deeper appreciation and understanding of our moral obligation to be good stewards of God’s creation. The mission of the Forest Service – Caring for the Land and Serving People – was a perfect fit to what motivates me to be a public servant.
I returned “home” to Medford in 2006. I still have the 160-acre farm where I grew up and my grandfather and father worked and toiled all of their lives. I came back to “give back” and to “make a difference”. Being retired, I can devote my full time and energy to serving and representing the people of Oklahoma.
My most rewarding experience and greatest success in life were raising my two sons, Christian and Joshua. I was a single parent from the time they were 8 and 10. I am very proud of the men they have become and the contribution they are making to society. I have two very dear and sweet granddaughters, Caitlin, 15 y.o. and Luna, 2 ½ y.o.. Caitlin is a very bright, spirited, and talented young lady which gives me confidence that our country will be in good hands with the next generation. Luna is off to a great start too. With her very loving and caring parents, she is an exceedingly happy and contented baby.
Thank you for your concern for our democracy and our country’s future. I appreciate your involvement as an American citizen. May God Bless America!
Respectfully & Humbly,
“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961
“I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”
Matthew 25:45 (NIV)
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
For Frankie Robbins’ position on issues go to VoteSmart.org
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