A Record of Service
Stan was born in Tulsa in 1959. He grew up in Senate District 35 and has been a lifelong Oklahoman. A product of Tulsa Public Schools, he attended Kendall Elementary, Wilson Junior High and is a member of the Will Rogers High School Class of 1977. Stan enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1978 and became a Hospital Corpsman eventually serving aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Robison. He returned home to Tulsa after his first enlistment and continued his Navy career as a reservist in Broken Arrow while attending Tulsa Junior College and the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. Stan applied for and received a direct commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps upon earning his BSN degree in 1987. He returned to active duty serving at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA. Stan was selected for the Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program in 1990 and graduated from the George Washington University in 1992. After tours of duty as a staff anesthetist at Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL and Naval Hospital Lemoore, CA, Stan left active duty in late 1998 and finished his naval career as a reservist in Broken Arrow. He was transferred to the Retired Reserve in early 2000. Since his return to his beloved home state, Stan has worked in the front line of direct health care delivery as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist providing anesthesia services to multiple rural communities including McAlester, Shawnee, Ardmore and Vinita amongst others. He returned to Tulsa in late 2005 and has been a resident of his original home Senate District since late 2011. Stan has been active in state and local party politics since 2004 and has volunteered hundreds of hours for Democratic candidates seeking public office over the last decade. Most recently he has served as Vice-President of the Veterans Committee of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and earned the Veteran of the Year award for 2016. Stan is currently a member of Tulsa’s Hope Unitarian Church.