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Jabar Shumate's Biography
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BA, Public Affairs/Administration, University of Oklahoma
MHR, Human Resource Development, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa
Former Assistant Minority Floor Leader, Oklahoma State House of Representatives
Senator, Oklahoma State Senate, 2012-2014
Representative, Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 2004-2012
Member, Affirmative Action Review Council for the State of Oklahoma
Representative, Oklahoma, Legislative Advisory Committee, Southern Regional Education Board
Public Relations Consultant, present
Former Press Secretary, President David L. Boren, University of Oklahoma
Adjunct Collegiate Instructor, Sociology/Psychology
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Advisory Committee, Rudisill North Regional Library African-American Resource Center
Member, Board of Directors, Martin Luther King Junior Commemoration Society
Member, Board of Directors, My Kidz Organization
Member, Board of Directors, Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Member, Board of Trustees, National Urban League
Mentor, Hawthorne Elementary School
Member, Jazz Ambassadors
Graduate, Leadership Oklahoma Class XVIII
Member, Local 6086, Communications Workers of America
Member, Metropolitan Baptist Church
Usher, Metropolitan Baptist Church
Trustee, Metropolitan Baptist Church
Volunteer Mentor, Sam Houston Elementary School
Member, Sanctuary Evangelistic Church
Member, Tulsa Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated
Member, Young Professionals Organization affiliated with the Tulsa Chamber (TYPRO)
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