Allison is the first openly LGBTQ elected official from Tulsa, Oklahoma
From working as a carhop to becoming a mental health therapist, State Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman has walked the same road as so many families in Oklahoma Senate District 37. That road led her to stand up for the priorities that matter most to her community. Priorities like funding our classrooms to help our children thrive, making sure that health care is accessible to everyone, supporting businesses that pay a livable wage, and helping everyone find affordable, quality mental health care.
Senator Ikley-Freeman graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2013 and then earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern State University. Since 2015, she has worked as a school and community-based therapist, including several years working for Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma. Prior to this, she worked for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as a child welfare specialist. As a young adult, Allison spent many years working for Sonic Drive-In as a carhop and assistant manager.
First elected in a 2017 special election, Sen. Ikley-Freeman faces her first re-election campaign in 2020. She is the first openly gay elected official from the Tulsa area.